Merriam webster. Miriam elder. Matt Cimber Biography - Affair, Married, Wife, Nationality, Miriam, directed by Matt Cimber, Movie review, Matt Cimber, Director: Butterfly. Writer, director and producer Matt Cimber was born as Matteo Ottaviano in 1936 and began his career in the early 60s directing off-Broadway plays including works by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tennessee Williams and the US premieres of the Jean Cocteau trilogy. During his theater years, Cimber rewrote Burning Bright with John Steinbeck which introduced. Matt Cimber. Matt Cimber. The story (based on the real life of one Miriam Schafer) is certainly dramatic, but Matt Cimbers no-budget production is painfully awkward—a Hebrew-school filmstrip that hardly does its. Matt Cimber (born Thomas Vitale Ottaviano; 1936) is an American producer, director, and writer of film, television, and theatre. He is known for directing diverse genre films The Candy Tangerine Man, The Witch Who Came from the Sea, and Hundra, and the controversial 1982 drama Butterfly.