Filmmaker Matthew Mishory (born 1982, Santa Monica) has been named a “rising talent” by Variety and “a new major figure in U.S. independent cinema” by French magazine “Les Inrocks”. His feature film debut, “Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean” (official selection: Palm Springs, Seattle, Guadalajara, Rio de Janeiro, Transilvania, and Reykjavik International film festivals, among others) was released theatrically in the United States, the UK, and Germany. “Artforum” pronounced it “a nuanced portrayal of an entire era”, and “Film International” declared that “Matthew Mishory has managed to capture an austere beauty of a kind little known and little understood by all but the likes of Baudelaire.” His follow-up feature, the documentary “Absent”, filmed in Moldova in the former Soviet Union, was released in October 2015. It was designated one of the “must-see” films of the year by “Cineuropa” and “the documentary equivalent of Radu Jude’s ‘Aferim!’, the winner of this year’s Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Director”. Matthew previously directed the award-winning short film, “Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman”, recently re-released in the UK by the British Film Institute. As a commercial director, Matthew has handled campaigns for major international brands such as Roku, TCL, and Turkish Airlines. The son of a Juilliard-trained violinist, he has always been passionate about music.
As of August 2016