Film-maker/Registrant looking for stories

My name is Matt and I was convicted of a sex offense in 2006. Some of you may know me already. I got caught up in the “non-nude” underage modeling websites back then and was arrested and convicted of downloading and distributing CP (even though the photos were all non-nude). I take FULL responsibility of my crime and feel remorse everyday.

I won’t go into all the details about my struggle with employment, housing, my five year prison sentence, my arrest, etc., because today I try to focus more on the future. In 2012, while on federal probation believe it or not (with approval from my P.O.) I started the documentary film company, Metamora Films. To this day, I’ve produced five films which have all won some sort of award, either online or at a local film festival. I’ve also had the chance to attend the Sundance Film Festival as a press member and interview celebrities such as Kevin Bacon, Elle Fanning, Kristen Stewart, Spike Lee and lots more. In addition, I host the podcast, Solitary Nation which is about America’s Criminal Justice System. I’m not trying to brag, just laying down the foundation for this request.

After about a two year break from filmmaking, I’m now looking at producing a documentary about the registry or living as a sex offender in this often cruel world. I know that’s broad so that’s why I’m requesting your personal stories. Here are some possible areas that I may want to explore:

Cruel and unusual restrictions in your community
Success stories after arrest or prison sentence (making a difference in the world)
Sex offender vigilantism
Any story that has not been told yet in a film
Community hate, fear, social rejection
More?

If you’re interested in talking with me and have an idea or personal story for a film, please contact me at: mattd@metamorafilms.org

Thanks for your time and I’m a true believe that films have the power to transform hearts and minds.

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