Matt Szymanowski wrote, produced and directed his debut feature, a Sundance Screenwriting Lab Finalist "THE PURPLE ONION". The film premiered at the Oscar qualifying Cinequest Film Festival and went on to play a dozen festivals Internationally, winning the Best Feature: Drama-Comedy at the Indie Gathering International Film Festival. The film was called “Masterfully Crafted” by Shuffle Online and “A perverse Asian-American Napoleon Dynamite“ by Flickchart. Andre Gaine of Cinemation Studios distributed the film in summer 2017 on all major VOD platforms and is also Executive Producing Matt's sophomore film GLORIOUS EMPIRE. The American-born son of Polish immigrants, Szymanowski returned to his parents native Poland to study film and theatre directing at the prestigious Polish National Film School in Lodz.
Feature Debut: https://www.amazon.com/Purple-Onion-Edwin-Li/dp/B06ZZMYBKR
Next Film in Development:
Proof of concept short: https://vimeo.com/334959179