Matthew Puccini is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. His short film Lavender will premiere on Day One of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. His short film The Mess He Made premiered at SXSW 2017 and was a finalist for the Iris Prize. His short documentary MARQUISE was distributed by Topic. He is a 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellow, a member of the 2017 New York Film Festival Artist Academy, a recipient of the Richie Jackson Artist Fellowship, and a Creative Culture Fellow at the Jacob Burns Film Center.