Times Square Gossip, (AJ) “could very well be considered the voice of the LGBT community in the independent film world.”
AJ Mattioli is a Queens born, NYC based, Trans Producer/Director with 16+ years in the entertainment industry.
His work has been celebrated at the Queens Museum, The United Nations, The NY Times, The Advocate, Huffington Post, Gay Star News, Go Magazine, and many others!
As the go-to Trans Producer for Queer filmmaking, he’s worked with some of the hottest LGBTQ+ celebs, including Sasha Velour, Shakina Nayfack, Bob The Drag Queen, Cory Wade, Rain Dove, Vincent DePaul, Carmen Carrera, Miss Fame, and many more.
Mattioli Distribution is working with numerous LGBTQ+ owned outlets as a part of their "keep your money rainbow" initiative.
AJ stands with the Black Lives Matter movement and believes that positive representation matters.
As a "pay it forward" company we donate a portion of profits to charity.
Steven Wolf is a NY native working in the entertainment business for almost 2 decades. He has produced and acted in Mattioli's films "Guys at Parties Like It," "Killer Unicorn," "Role of a Lifetime," "The Coffee Shop," "Lady Peacock," and "Gays: The Series.
When he's not Producing, he works as the Assistant Production Manager and Lighting Supervisor for Queens Theatre, where we have filmed several of our films.
Jose Alvarez is a Colombian born, New York-based award winning film & theatre writer and producer. Jose is mostly known for cult classic, queer slasher film "Killer Unicorn", as well as the upcoming "Guys at Parties Like It."
Some of José's other production credits include the short films "A Single Evening" (2020), "Tumble Dry" (2019), "Neon Boys" (2019), and Sasha Velour's "One Dollar Drag's" (mostly unreleased) series. "S&M Records" is currently in production.
TORI ASHLEY MATOS
Tori Ashley Matos (they/them) is a non-binary actor and poet based in Queens, New York. In 2019 they graduated with honors from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in Theatre, studying at The Lee Strasberg Institute and Playwrights Downtown. As a poet, their work centers ancestors, queer love, black liberation, and the compassionate decolonization of not only the self and the mind, but the community and its ripple effect throughout the world. Their collection is forthcoming from Papeachu Press in 2021
Sarah Schetter is an entertainment professional with 20 years’ experience that spans film, live performance, photography, and education. Originally from Ohio, she has called NYC her home since 2002 after graduating from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatrical Production. Whether her position is that of a technical director, stage manager, set fabricator or photographer, Sarah’s passion is to actualize artistic visions and empower the voices of others.
Rhi Collins (they/them) is a Non-Binary Queer 1st Assistant Director based in Brooklyn, NY. Rhi takes pride in freelancing with LGBTQIA+ film crews and making Queer Independent Films. Some of their 1st AD work includes the well renowned "These Thems" Webseries as well as "Sideways Smile" (Webseries,) and "S&M Records" Short film.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Cory Green is a NYC based, Canadian born cinematographer with 10 plus years of experience. Cory has shot and edited several award-winning shorts, docs, feature films, and music videos. Recent recipient of the International Film and Television Award for his short doc "Pheel the Love" by Sports Illustrated. He has shot for HBO's Emmy award-winning sports doc-series "24/7" and "Road To". He worked for ESPN's "Around the Horn", MTV's "MADE", Cartoon Network, Entertainment Weekly, People, Fortune, Entertainment Tonight, A&E and NBC News.
PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER
Ley Comas is a Trans Non-Binary Latinx filmmaker based in NYC. A hybrid from Costa Rica and Dominican Republic. Ley graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor in Cinema and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and a Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in Documentary Filmmaking at City College. Ley hopes to change the portrayal of misrepresented communities and empower the new generation to use film as a vehicle for social change.
Millie is an Australian Sound Designer with more than 15 years experience and extensive
worldwide credits in film, theatre, and events. Additional expertise include; Piano Technician,
Production/Stage Manager, Multi-Instrumentalist and Electronic Engineer. Mattioli Productions
first welcomed Millie in post-production for Guys At Parties Like It (2021), continuing their
"I love working with AJ! Not only is he professional and on top of his game but he can make a middle-aged drag queen look soft and pretty! And he always delivers when he says he will!"
International Drag Sensation
"The set of Lady Peacock was just as professional as the set for a network TV show that I worked on for three years."
DR. Zach Addy,
""AJ has a vision and is able to execute it while treating the crew and the actors with professionalism and respect.""
Emmy Award Winner,
"AJ is always 100% behind the project and the artist. He is always willing to do anything and everything to get
the best results"
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