Join MPI for a Short Break Featuring ‘The Perfect One’

January 3, 2022

Join us on Thursday, January 20, at 3:00 p.m. (ET) during our next Short Break with MPI event for a special 30-minute virtual film screening of the award-winning MPI Original Film The Perfect One and a Q&A session with MPI filmmaker Matthew Szewczyk led by MPI’s senior vice president Lana Link.

To attend you must register online 30 minutes prior to the event. If you are unable to join us during the live event at 3:00 p.m. (ET), your registration will also give you 24 hours of on-demand access to the film and the recorded Q&A once the livestream has concluded.

Registered participants will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card from Harry & David, where you can order specialty snacks for your next at-home screening.

Register today by clicking here, and while you are at it, be sure to invite your friends and family to help us reach even larger audiences with powerful stories about human freedom!

About The Perfect One
In this award-winning MPI Original dramatic short, a father and son struggle to cope with the death of the family matriarch while at odds over their fledgling New York City street art business. Delun believes they are unable to sell replicas of his wife’s cityscape painting because his son Shuo’s technique has become sloppy. Disheartened, at his father’s behest Shuo takes a pilgrimage through the city to rediscover the beauty in his mother’s work. However, a vision from her makes Shuo realize he must explore beauty on his own terms to truly honor her legacy and save their family business.

Developed in MPI’s Short Film Creative Development and Production Lab, The Perfect One was written and directed by MPI filmmaker Matthew Szewczyk and features music from Wild Belle.


Meet Matthew Szewczyk
MPI filmmaker Matthew Szewczyk is an award-winning producer, director, and editor of commercials, music videos, branded content, and short films.

Matthew joined MPI’s Rising Filmmaker Network in 2014, where he developed The Right Hand of God, an anti-surveillance state thriller, during an MPI Screenwriting Workshop. He continued workshopping the concept and went on to win the Best Director award at the 2015 Studio City International Film Festival. His music video for Brooklyn punk band Honduras was nominated for a Los Angeles Music Video Award and his dramatic short on human trafficking The Return premiered online earning 800,000 views across social media platforms.

He began his career working in development on Steve McQueen’s abandoned Fela Kuti biopic, a foundational experience he calls “better than film school.”

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