Director Biography – Matthew Dessner (REPURPOSED – THE ARTIST INSIDED ME)

Based in New York City, Matt Dessner’s background is as a Creative Storyteller. He founded Creative Taco, a NYC based content creation company with over 15 years of making commercials and marketing content for the advertising industry.

Matt has recently blown the dust of his degree in Documentary filmmaking and begun to purse his passion of short form storytelling.

Matt Dessner also founded The Original iPhone Film Festival and iPhoneFilmMaker.com to support the emerging community of iPhoneFilmMakers and to provide a home for anyone that has a story to tell or who wants to learn more about iPhoneFilmMaking.

As a teenager, Matt appeared in commercials as a child actor for McDonalds, Jell-O Pops and Ora-Gel. As well as ‘if you blinked you missed it” extra parts in various movies.

Matt has given presentations at Macworld in San Francisco, hosted panel discussions at SXSW Interactive in Austin, TX , and appeared on CBC Morning News Program with Heather Hiscox, CBC Radio “As It Happens” and ABC”s syndicated show “Electric Playground”.

Above all else, Matt believes in the democratization of filmmaking through accessible technology like the iPhone. He is passionate about the empowerment of new technology and shiny bright objects.

Director Statement

Nothing is more empowering than using the camera to shine a light on a person or topic that would otherwise remain in the shadows. Everyone has a story to tell and its a privilege to be part of it.

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