Co-Founder & Director
"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
Film/commercial director + Iconoclastic co-founder Matthew Mishory was named a “rising talent” by Variety. He recently shot the national "Powerful Performance" campaign for TCL, starring NBA All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo, which featured during the 2019 Super Bowl broadcast. He has also directed TV and digital spots for top brands such as Turkish Airlines (on-location in Turkey, Serbia, and Romania), August Home, and Roku. His acclaimed 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 and named one of the top ten films of the year by Cinemaldito.
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 & Producer
Born and raised in Southern California, Iconoclastic co-founder 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 globe, including TCL, Roku, Philips, and August Home.
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.