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Matthew Matossian

Matthew Matossian | CEO

Matthew Matossian is a 37 year-old NYC native with nearly two decades of film and video experience. Working as Director of Photography and in association with clients such as the BMW, Pfizer, Jonas Brothers, and Alicia Keys, Matthew’s experience ranges from the annals of advertising, to the edge of fashion, to the forefront of music, television, and entertainment.

Vanessa King Vanessa King
Vanessa King is an NYC-based producer, screenwriter and industry professor who has worked with top-level entertainment talent for nearly two decades. Her award-winning screenplays have received recognition from industry bodies including AMPAS/Oscar®’s Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship and Sony Worldwide Entertainment’s Emerging Filmmakers Program.

She cofounded the New York Screenwriters Co-Op and is faculty at both Gotham Writers Workshop (NYC) and Staffordshire University (UK) where she teaches beginner to postgraduate-level screenwriting. From 2018 to 2020, Vanessa was named to Vanity Fair’s “Downtown 100”, recognizing New York’s top producers & networkers in the entertainment industry. She has both coordinated and judged dozens of film festivals during her career, is a four-time appointee and board member of The Diversity List and in 2019 was named an “Industry Thought Leader” by Forbes Magazine. Originally from Canada she lives in NYC with her Swiss Shepherd puppy, Lou and her cats, Laverne and Shirley.

Jeff DavisJeff Davis

Jeff Davis has a distinguished history in live theater and musical performances, feature film productions, as well as executive roles in film festivals such as the Palm Beach International Film Festival and the Hoboken International Film Festival. We are honored to have Jeff joining us on the board of directors for our 2022 Sugar Loaf Film Festival!

Walter PopailoWalter Popailo

Currently the Director of The Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center for the Town of Chester in Sugar Loaf, New York creating and organizing events happening at the SLPAC for the enjoyment of the community and surrounding communities.
Walter was a co-owner/booker of Jokers Comedy Club in Chester, NY from 2011-2018.
He would also like to help institute the Sugar Loaf Film Festival into one of the biggest film festivals in the country.