Founding Partner and Executive Producer, Valiant Pictures

Matthew D’Amato is a Founding Partner and Executive Producer at Valiant Pictures, fusing over 15 years of production experience and a passion for empowering new voices to craft memorable stories that connect and inspire. Directors on his roster and under his leadership have amassed top industry awards, millions of views online, and licensed content to HBO, Comedy Central, Amazon, and Netflix. Valiant has won the highest awards for its commercial work from Cannes Lions, Clios, Addy Awards, and Telly Awards across multiple categories.

Matthew's award-winning films have screened at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the DGA, NBC Universal, The New York Times, the Smithsonian American

Art Museum, and MoMa. Across all branded content and productions, his work is frequently seen in major advertising and creative outlets including Ad Age, SHOOT, shots, The Drum, Muse by CLIO, Free The Work, and beyond.

In 2019, Valiant Pictures stepped foot into feature film production and TV development with their films premiering at SXSW, Tribeca, and TIFF in competition. Their last two short film projects have been Oscar shortlisted with Grand Jury Awards at Slamdance and Outfest. With a continued list of projects in various stages of development and distribution, Valiant aims to lead new and talented filmmakers to tell unique and memorable stories.

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