Los Angeles-Based Filmmaker and Cinematic Vlogger

Aaron Matthew Kaiser

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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 – MickyC: Nomads (music video) – Director
  • 2019 – GiL-SP: Get Em High (music video) – Director
  • 2018 – Tyler Alexis: I Miss You Tonight (music video) – Director
  • 2018 – Simon (short film) – Director
  • 2018 – Evil Doug Might Rule the World (short film) – Co-Director
  • 2007 – Give It Up (music video) – Director
  • 1999 – Fresh Point (television series) – Segment Director
  • 2018 – Simon (short film) – Co-Writer
  • 2011 – GONE (webseries pilot) – Creator / Writer
  • 2010 – Ford Fiesta Movement (short film) – Writer
  • 1999 – Fresh Point (television series) – Segment Writer
  • 2019 – Scythe (feature film) – 1st AD
  • 2018 – Pasadena PD for IACP WebsEdge (industrial) – Field Producer
  • 2018 – Follow Me (webseries pilot) – Producer
  • 2017 – Five Points Vinyards (short film) – Assoc. Producer
  • 2016 – Inside the Extras Studio (webseries) – Assoc. Producer
  • 2015 – The List (short film) – Assoc. Producer
  • 2014 – Classic Alice (webseries) – Executive Producer
  • 2014 – Undercovers (short film) – Assoc. Producer
  • 2013 – Coverage (short film) – Assoc. Producer
  • 2013 – The Collectors (proof of concept) – 2nd AD
  • 2011 – GONE (webseries pilot) – Executive Producer
  • 2010 – Fiesta Movement (short film) – Executive Producer
  • 2009 – Doritos: The Chase (commercial) – Producer
  • 2009 – Doritos: Girl Fight (commercial) – Producer
  • 2009 – Doritos: Bold Burglar (commercial) – Producer
  • 2009 – Current (proof of concept) – Producer
  • 2007 – Give It Up (music video) – Producer
  • 2007 – Dr. Von Kaiser (animated series pilot) – Executive Producer
  • 2005 – Wannabe (short film) – Executive Producer
  • 2004 – Three Lives (short film) – Producer / Executive Producer
  • 1999 – Fresh Point (television series) – Segment Producer
  • 2019 – Marc Lo: Get Right (music video) – Aerial Cinematographer
  • 2019 – ETM-LA Student Spotlight: Jerry – Cinematographer
  • 2019 – High Strung Free Dance (feature) – Featurette Cinematographer
  • 2019 – Home Is… (short film) – Aerial Cinematographer
  • 2019 – Scythe (feature film) – BTS Videographer
  • 2019 – Combing the Truth (webseries) – Camera Operator
  • 2018 – VMware (commercial) – Location Aerial Photographer
  • 2018 – Pasadena PD for IACP WebsEdge (industrial) – Aerial Cinematographer
  • 2018 – Blockchain Beach Promo (industrial) – Aerial Cinematographer
  • 2018 – Jessica Jones: Lesser Investigations (webseries) – Camera Operator
  • 2018 – Evil Doug Might Rule the World (short film) – Cinematographer
  • 2018 – Vince Do Guy Talk (short film) – Cinematographer
  • 2018 – Tactical Girl (webseries) – Cinematographer
  • 2018 – The Wanderers (proof of concept) – Director of Photography
  • 2016 – Run! (proof of concept) – Still Photographer
  • 2020 – MickyC: Nomads (music video) – Editor
  • 2019 – ETM-LA Student Spotlight: Jerry (featurette) – Editor
  • 2019 – High Strung Free Dance (feature) – BTS Editor
  • 2019 – United Way of San Diego County (industrial) – Editor / Motion Graphics
  • 2019 – GiL-SP: Get Em High (music video) – Editor
  • 2018 – Tyler Alexis: I Miss You Tonight (music video) – Editor
  • 2018 – Simon (short film) – Editor
  • 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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