Iconoclastic Media is a full-service production company and creative think tank based in Los Angeles. Our commercial and branded content division develops and produces acclaimed and visually stunning commercials, viral campaigns, fashion films, and branded content. We have worked for and collaborated with some of the world's biggest and most innovative brands, including TCL, Turkish Airlines, Best Buy, Levi's, and Royole Corporation. Our content has launched product lines, national holiday advertising campaigns, and successful rebrandings. We continue to develop new and visionary ways to tell brand stories through content.
Our feature film division produces acclaimed narrative and documentary films. Our features have been released worldwide in cinemas, on television, and digitally. Recently, our feature doc Absent was named one of the "must-see" films of the year by Cineuropa and one of the year's ten best films by Cine Maldito. Our film No Place of Exile premiered on the Arte network in 2018 and was subsequently invited to screen at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
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MATTHEW MISHORY | CO-FOUNDER
"Matthew Mishory has managed to capture an austere beauty of a kind little known and little understood by all but the likes of Baudelaire." -- Film International
Filmmaker + commercial director Matthew Mishory was named a “rising talent” by Variety. His second feature, the documentary Absent, was filmed in the remotest reaches of rural Moldova in the former Soviet Union. It was designated a “must-see” film by Cineuropa. As a commercial director, Matthew shot the national "Powerful Performance" campaign for TCL, starring NBA All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo. He has also directed television and digital spots for top brands such as Turkish Airlines (on-location in Turkey, Serbia, and Romania), Best Buy, August Home, and Roku.
Matthew's 2018 television film No Place of Exile, about the modernist composer and pianist Artur Schnabel, premiered on the Arte network. The film was shot in Switzerland, Italy, Vienna, and Berlin, utilizing unexpected textures (super8, drone footage, back-projection) and the great German actor Udo Samel to chart Schnabel's course through the emotional and physical landscapes of the European 20th century. Matthew's feature film debut, the 35mm Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean was released theatrically in the United States, the UK, and Germany. The San Francisco Chronicle declared Joshua Tree “mesmerizing and sexy”, and Artforum pronounced it “a nuanced portrayal of an entire era.” Previously, Matthew's short film, Delphinium, about the legendary artist Derek Jarman, was permanently installed in the British Film Institute's National Film Archive. The film was subsequently re-released in the UK by the BFI as part of the year-long Jarman2014 celebration. In 2017, it was presented by the Tate Britain Museum in London.
EDWARD SINGLETARY, JR. | CO-FOUNDER
Born and raised in Southern California, Edward Singletary, Jr. is an award-winning commercial, film, and branded content producer with over twenty years experience developing and delivering content. He has successfully shepherded and produced projects of all sizes all over the world, including commercials, web content, and feature films. As head of Sales and Development at Iconoclastic Media, Edward has handled projects for clients around the world, including TCL, Roku, Hisense, Haier, and Best Buy.
Edward has also specialized in raising capital for feature and web content, forming strategic partnerships with production entities in Indonesia, the EU, and the Middle East. His film producing credits include Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean, Absent, Delphinium, and Adam. Edward's projects have been presented at hundreds of film festivals and sold worldwide for theatrical, digital, and DVD distribution. An early proponent of crowdfunding platforms and social media, he has helped adapt film finance and fundraising models to the digital marketplace.