Matthew Puccini is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. His short film Lavender was acquired by Fox Searchlight and premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. His previous short film The Mess He Made premiered at SXSW in 2017. Matthew is a 2018 Creative Culture Fellow and a 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellow. He was named one of Filmmaker magazine’s 2019 "25 new faces of independent film" and one of Indiewire’s "25 LGBTQ filmmakers on the rise."