The CompanyFounder of Mattioli Productions, Jana (AJ) Mattioli,
"could very well be considered the voice of the LGBT community in the independent film world," as quoted by Times Square Gossip. His controversial courtroom drama exploring gay civil rights, “An Affirmative Act,” opened at theaters nationwide in April, 2011 to much positive acclaim. Add to that his mini-series of comedic shorts "The Coffee Shop" hitting festivals this year, and it is obvious that this edgy Transmale filmmaker is definitely making his mark.
The May 2011 issue of The Advocate included Mattioli in their select list of "Forty People Under 40 to Look Out For." AJ hopes to use his voice to inform, educate, and entertain.