Los Angeles-Based Filmmaker and Cinematic Vlogger

Aaron Matthew Kaiser

An Introduction

A Passion to Tell Engaging Stories

My name is Aaron Matthew Kaiser and I am a twenty year veteran of the entertainment industry with a passion to tell engaging stories. I have served in a variety of above-the-line positions with a focus on directing, writing, and producing. My experience spans over projects ranging from commercials and promo pieces to short films and web series. I am currently getting ready to make my first feature film.

Some of my highlights include: Producing the 2004 short film Three Lives, starring Doug Jones, which won Best Film of San Diego in the 48 Hour Film Project; Directing the 2007 music video “Give It Up”, winner of the Christine Evans’ (Warner Music Canada) Dailymotion music video competition; Producing three spec commercials for the 2009 Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” competition, one of which was a top-five finalist and aired nationally and another of which was selected by Frito Lay to represent them in the MOFILM competition in the Cannes Ad Lions Festival; Directing the 2018 short film Simon during the AT&T Create-a-thon, where it placed first runner-up.

I believe that community is one of the greatest aspects of filmmaking and I continuously look for ways to give back and involve others.

In 2005, I co-founded San Diego Filmmakers, an educational networking organization, and served as Vice President and Emcee until 2012. I have volunteered at the San Diego Film Festival, Creative Talent Network Animation Expo, Burbank Film Festival, and others. I began volunteering with The Valley Film Festival in 2009 and became their Manager of Alumni Relations and Filmmaker Liaison in 2019. Since 2012, I have co-hosted annual networking gatherings in Los Angeles titled The Networking Party.

Aaron Matthew Kaiser

  • 2018 – 2nd Place, AT&T Create-a-Thon
  • 2015 – Best Film of Los Angeles, 48 Hour Film Project
  • 2013 – Best Film of Los Angeles, 48 Hour Film Project
  • 2009 – Finalist, Doritos’s Crash the Super Bowl Competition
  • 2009 – Frito-Lay entry, MOFILM U-12 Competition / Cannes Ad Lions Festival
  • 2007 – Winner, Christine Evans Dailymotion Video Competition
  • 2007 – Finalist, Slamdance Teleplay Competition
  • 2004 – Best Film of San Diego, 48 Hour Film Project
  • 2020 – The Deal (short) – Director, Co-Writer, Editor

  • 2019 – Home Is… (short) – Aerial Cinematographer

  • 2019 – Scythe (feature) – 1st AD, BTS Videographer

  • 2019 – Combing The Truth (webseries) – Camera Operator

  • 2018 – Simon (short) – Director, Co-Writer, Editor

  • 2018 – Jessica Jones: Lesser Investigations (webseries) – Camera Operator

  • 2018 – Evil Doug Might Rule the World (short) – Co-Director, Cinematographer

  • 2018 – Vince Do Guy Talk (short) – Cinematographer

  • 2018 – Tactical Girl (webseries) – Cinematographer

  • 2018 – The Wanderers (short) – Director of Photography

  • 2017 – Give Points Vinyards (short) – Associate Producer

  • 2016 – Inside the Extras Studio (webseries) – Associate Producer

  • 2016 – Run! (short) – Still Photographer

  • 2015 – The List (short) – Associate Producer

  • 2014 – Classic Alice (webseries) – Executive Producer

  • 2014 – Undercovers (short) – Associate Producer

  • 2013 – Coverage (short) – Associate Producer

  • 2011 – GONE (pilot) – Creator / Writer, Executive Producer

  • 2010 – Fiesta Movement Movie (short) – Writer, Actor, Executive Producer

  • 2009 – Current (pilot) – Producer

  • 2007 – Dr. Von Kaiser (pilot) – Co-Creator, Producer / Executive Producer

  • 2005 – Wannabe (short) – Producer / Executive Producer

  • 2004 – Three Lives (short) – Producer / Executive Producer

  • 2003 – VGXtreme (radio) – Producer / Executive Producer, Host

  • 1999 – Fresh Point (television) – Segment Director / Writer / Producer

  • 2020 – MickyC: Nomads – Director, Editor

  • 2019 – Marc Lo: Get Right – Aerial Cinematographer

  • 2019 – GiL-SP: Get Em High – Director, Editor

  • 2018 – Tyler Alexis: I Miss You Tonight – Director, Editor

  • 2007 – Christine Evans: Give It Up – Director, Producer

  • 2009 – Doritos: The Chase – Producer

  • 2009 – Doritos: Girl Fight – Producer

  • 2009 – Doritos: Bold Burglar – Producer

  • 2020 – Home Before Dark: Behind the Music – Cinematographer, Editor

  • 2019 – ETM-LA: Student Spotlight, Jerry – Cinematographer, Editor

  • 2019 – High Strung Free Dance: Behind the Music – Cinematographer, Editor

  • 2019 – United Way of San Diego County – Editor, Motion Graphics

  • 2018 – VMware – Location Scout Aerial Photographer

  • 2018 – Pasadena PD for IACP WebsEdge – Field Producer

  • 2018 – Blockchain Beach – Aerial Cinematographer

  • 2009 to Present – The Valley Film Festival – Manager, Alumni Relations

  • 2017 – Monday Night Live Chats (interview show) – Host / Producer

  • 2012 to Present – The Networking Party – Co-Host

  • 2014 to 2016 – CTN-X (Creative Talent Network Expo) – Staff / Lead / Host

  • 2008 to 2012 – San Diego Film Festival – Screening Moderator Coordinator

  • 2005 to 2012 – San Diego Filmmakers – Co-Founder / Emcee

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