Matt Farnsworth is an accomplished American filmmaker and entrepreneur with a diverse range of talents spanning filmmaking, public speaking, marketing, and writing. He first gained recognition for his feature film “IOWA,” which quickly became a cult classic. The film was an official selection at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival and won the Best Picture Award at the Midwest Independent Film Festival. As the writer, producer, director, and lead actor in “IOWA,” Farnsworth garnered a loyal following in the indie film scene and paved the way for its theatrical release.
Farnsworth also produced and directed the documentary-style film “Dying For Meth,” which delves into the methamphetamine epidemic in the Midwestern United States. This 43-minute film received recognition at the Beverly Hills-based Prism Awards alongside prominent networks like CBS and NBC. In 2008, Farnsworth was deputized by the Police Athletics League and Shaquille O’Neal for his work in raising addiction prevention and awareness.
Known for his unorthodox approach to filmmaking, Farnsworth’s work often elicits comparisons to notable directors such as David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, and Quentin Tarantino by publications like The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and NY Post. In addition to his success behind the camera, Farnsworth has appeared in various indie films and national TV shows as an actor.
Among his other achievements, Farnsworth is the writer, director, and producer of the popular slasher film “The Orphan Killer.” This genre film and its iconic character have become iconic within the horror community. “The Orphan Killer” was an official selection of the Sitges Film Festival, where it was honored with the Antonio Margheriti Award. It was also an official selection of the San Sebastian Horror Film Festival. Farnsworth has expressed interest in rebooting the film in the future, further showcasing his commitment to storytelling and creative exploration.
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