We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve begun pre-production on The Perfect One, a new MPI Original short from MPI filmmaker Matthew Szewczyk. Matthew is an award-winning writer-director whose work spans Funny or Die episodes, Uber commercials and music videos. In 2015, he won Best Director at the Studio City International Film Festival for his surveillance thriller The Right Hand of God, which he originally developed in an MPI screenwriting workshop.
In 2018, Matthew participated in MPI’s Calling Card workshop to develop a short film that could showcase his storytelling and directing skills. There, he developed an idea for a narrative short about a young painter who revives his family’s failing business by taking an innovative risk.
After the workshop ended, MPI opted to produce the film as an MPI Original short, with Matthew directing. A moving story of entrepreneurship and free expression, the film will be produced in 2019 and premiere in festivals in 2020.