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Meet the DocuWeeks Filmmakers: Matthew D. Kallis


Over the next month, we at IDA will be introducing our community to the filmmakers whose work is represented in the DocuWeeksTM Theatrical Documentary Showcase, which runs from July 30 through August 19 in New York City and Los Angeles. We asked the filmmakers to share the stories behind their films--the inspirations, the challenges and obstacles, the goals and objectives, the reactions to their films so far.

So, to continue this series of conversations, here is Matthew Kallis, director/producer of MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS.

IDA: How did you get started in documentary filmmaking?

Matthew Kallis: I began making Super-8 movies when I was 9, enlisting my friends and family as cast and crew. I was fascinated as much by the technology of the craft as the art of visual storytelling. Although I studied filmmaking in college, when I graduated I took a completely different path: to Wall Street and life as a professional investor and serial entrepreneur. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to change course, and I decided to pursue my lifelong dream to be a filmmaker.

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