Director Matt Bissonnette is a director/writer of independent cinema, author, and artist. His films are festival favorites known for their fresh visuals, subtle comedy and strong smart dialogue. And he’s coming to the May 11th Salon!
Matthew Bissonnette has written and directed three feature films: Looking For Leonard (2002), Who Loves The Sun (2006), and Passenger Side (2010).
Matt was born and raised in Montreal, where he studied English and Film at Concordia University. He then studied law at Queen’s University, was called to the Ontario bar, but retired two weeks later to write and work in movies. Bissonnette is also a Film Independent Director’s Lab Fellow.
His debut novel, Smash Your Head On The Punk Rock, was published in the spring of 2008. The first two installments of his ongoing video project Your Home Movies, entitled Nowhere Man and Long May You Run, have been shown at Canada, a contemporary art gallery in New York City. Recently Matt has been shooting ads for Sony, Viacom, and other leading companies. He lives in Los Angeles.
Come meet this cool, contemporary Canadian director and learn what makes him tick.
Hope to see you Monday, May 11th at the Culver.
Salons are a great way to network, catch up with old friends and new ones, and have a taste of home in Hollywood.