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Reaching out: New Mexico filmmaker, actor Matt Page seeks to expand audience

Staying busy is never a problem for Matt Page.

In fact, the filmmaker works hard to find the time for all his projects.

Page is known for his Albuquerque-filmed webseries “Enter the Dojo,” which follows the comedic antics of Ameri-Do-Te instructor Master Ken.

The series has been viewed by millions and created an entirely new avenue for Page with his Master Ken tours across the world.

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Like other content creators, Page is always looking for new ways to grow his audience.

A few months ago, Page went to VidSummit 2017 in Los Angeles.

“It’s all about how to expand your reach on social media,” he says of the conference. “It helps people redo the business model. It’s for social media influencers and YouTubers who are willing to grow. It was a great opportunity to get some insight on what I can do better.”

This is also just the top of Page’s to-do list.

He’s beginning work on projects with fellow New Mexico filmmaker Alejandro Montoya MarĂ­n.

And he’s getting back to working with his own RiffRaff New Media.

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“I’m getting back into making commercials and doing promo stuff, making web-based videos for companies,” he says. “That will keep me busy. I stepped away from it a little as I was getting ‘Dojo’ on its feet. I also began getting more roles in films and TV productions here. I began to miss the video promo element. I’m looking forward to getting back.”

It’s all a balance for Page.

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Earlier this year, he worked on the TV miniseries “Waco,” which airs in mid-January.

And for most of this past year, he was focused on figuring out where his brand is going for Master Ken and “Enter the Dojo.”

In October, he released three or four videos a week for “Enter the Dojo.”

“We usually do one a week,” he says. “We tripled our workload, and we tripled our output. We looked at the channel to see what was working and what wasn’t.”

With various changes in YouTube, Page has adjusted his content within the webseries.

“The YouTube algorithm is changing,” he says. “Our Facebook views have been growing. It’s been exponentially bigger. We’ve noticed that the product has gotten better. We’ve also begun working with local sponsors to expand our reach.”

Page says his mind is always running rampant with ideas and he tries to keep up.

With the new year, he has a lot on his plate and will hit the road for some shows with Master Ken.

“There were some requests that I had to do,” he says. “Everything seems to come together, and I have a blast working on all these different projects.”

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