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Nationality  American
Occupation  Producer

Name  D Geller
Role  Producer
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Residence  Los Angeles, California, United States
Education  State University of New York at New Paltz
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D. Matt Geller is an independent producer specializing in scripted development, film financing (domestic & international), project packaging, and physical production. He has run Six Point Films, a production company co-owned by Academy Award winning producer, Branko Lustig (Schindler's List, Gladiator) and Phil Blazer (owner of JLTV – a cable network in 40 million homes). Geller, who is Russian-born, is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts of the East Coast Chapter and the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, but calls New York City his home.

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Early life and education

Geller was born in Minsk, USSR then immigrated to US in 1992
Geller attended the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Career

Previously, Geller oversaw a director-driven production company, Wonderfalls Entertainment, spearheaded by Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages (musical) on Broadway [Tony Award Nomination], DEAR DUMB DIARY - Procter & Gamble Production).

Geller served as an Executive Producer on a specialty film, ELEPHANT SIGHS, starring Ed Asner. Geller expanded into the Transmedia world with branded properties, Boondock Saints and FEMME FATALE. Additionally, he is currently producing an animated film that’s based on a Brothers’ Grimm Tale, BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS. Director, Lawrence Guterman (Antz, Cats & Dogs) is writing and directing the film. Geller is currently assembling a mini-series, based on the Scribner imprint of the Simon & Schuster recently published epic fantasy novel, THE AGE OF ICE by J.M. Sidorova with partner Boris Yeltsin. Gregory Allen Howard (Ali, Remember the Titans) Geller and Yeltsin are also prepping a Russian-based WWII feature film, NIGHT WITCHES, based on the true story of a female flying unit that fought in the Battle of Moscow. In 2015, Alan Cumming and Geller are slated to co-produce another WWII-based feature film, THE DUNES OF OVERVEEN, that’s based on the real-life story of Willem Arondeus who organized a massive underground resistance movement.

Previously, Geller tenured at Lightworks Pictures where he oversaw the company’s development operation on over a dozen projects for film and television. The independent organization specialized in producing branded franchises based on best-selling, Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) novels, by partnering with Sony’s genre arm, Sony AFFIRM. During his tenure, Lightworks also produced a feature documentary film, SERVING LIFE, which was co-produced and narrated by Forest Whitaker. The film was purchased by Oprah Winfrey’s network, OWN, airing in the Summer of 2011. In 2012, the documentary won the Humanitas Award. The company also redeveloped and produced a Dutch reality format, NATIONAL BIBLE QUIZ, with production partner Michael Davies. The program, now its third cycle, airs on the Game Show Network, hosted by Jeff Foxworthy.

Geller was recruited to join Lightworks Pictures after a tenure at Focus Features (a division of Universal Pictures) where he worked on distribution campaigns for Hot Fuzz (director: Edgar Wright), Evening (director: Lajos Koltai), Talk to Me (director: Kasi Lemmons), Balls of Fury (director: Robert Ben Garant), Eastern Promises (director: David Cronenberg), Lust, Caution (director: Ang Lee – 2007 Golden Lion Award Winner), Reservation Road (director: Terry George) and Atonement - 2007 Oscar Nomination for Best Picture (director: Joe Wright).

He also previously tenured at DLT Entertainment working on BBC1’s comedy My Family, the reunion specials of the hit comedy As Time Goes By, starring Judi Dench, a Russian version of THREE’S COMPANY for REN TV, and US distribution of the Australian soap opera Neighbours on Oxygen Media.

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