Matthew Puccini - 2017 Richie Jackson Fellow
BFA, Film & TV, 2015
Matthew is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. His short film Lavender was recently acquired for distribution by Fox Searchlight and premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, where it received Vimeo’s award for Best U.S Fiction and was listed as one of Indiewire’s 10 Must-See Shorts. His previous short film The Mess He Made premiered at SXSW in 2017, was a finalist for the Iris Prize and screened at Palm Springs Shortsfest, Frameline and NewFest, amongst others.
Matthew is a 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellow, a member of the 2017 New York Film Festival Artist Academy and a Creative Culture Fellow at the Jacob Burns Film Center. He is currently developing his first feature.