Matt Szymanowski is an award winning film and video producer and director based in San Francisco. As a commercial producer and director he’s worked with world renowned clients such as Red Bull, HTC, CBS, SF Chronicle and Eventbrite. His commercials and short films have been broadcast on TV and have played at festivals worldwide. Helping clients to connect with their audiences, he has worked on campaigns of all sizes in California and in Poland.
In 2012 Matt was selected from nearly 4000 applicants to participate in the prestigious Berlinale Talents film workshops. That same year he participated in the prestigious MacDowell Artists Colony where he completed an early draft of his feature length script for the film The Purple Onion. He finished a theatre and film directing Staz at the Polish National Film School in Lodz, Poland in 2007. His early film experiences include interning at the acclaimed TV studio David E. Kelley while working towards his BA in Humanities at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. While in Poland he produced for German-Polish and French-Polish co-productions, and later was uncharacteristically in front of the camera as host of a travel show about Poland. Before Matt embarked on a career in media production he worked in China as an office manager at a furniture manufacturer.
With both American and European passports Matt’s dream is to make films, commercials and visual stories internationally with talented folks from all over the world. In early 2014 he launched his media production company called WOLVES.
Matt’s debut feature film The Purple Onion was a Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab, Berlinale Talent Project Market and IFP Labs finalist. It will be completed in 2014 with a festival run to follow.