VALIANT PICTURES is a New York-based independent production company specializing in branded content, commercials, and original entertainment. Established in 2010 by director Vincent Lin and executive producer Matthew D'Amato, the latest creative achievements from Valiant's award-winning filmmakers are captivating diverse audiences across all media platforms. Continually and courageously challenging conventional expectations, the best is yet to come.
VANGUARD is a collective of up and coming directors that are making waves at a young age. With Valiant’s guidance and production expertise, directors from Vanguard will be matched with clients to execute creative content from start to finish.
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Valiant Pictures founder Vincent Lin is an award-winning director and producer based in New York City. A 2005 NYU Film/TV graduate recognized with both the Founder's Day and the New Amsterdam Scholarship Awards, Vincent's achievements as a producer and as a director continue to soar. As a go-to freelance producer for leading New York agencies BBDO and Resource/Ammirati, Vincent works with top executives in business and advertising... and he is widely known for producing top comedic spots for major brands including Labatt Blue, Midori, Samuel Adams, Wild Turkey, and others.
Behind the camera, Vincent's expanding body of arresting cinematic work spans short films, music videos, original branded content, and high-profile commercials. Through these projects, Vincent's work has appeared on TV, in prestigious film festivals, and on other major distribution platforms worldwide, and his accolades include the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant, NBC Short Cuts Festival Best Director, and the MNET Grand Jury Award, to name but a few. The latest commercials Vincent has directed are for Denny's, L.L.Bean, and Google.
Born and raised in Brooklyn and educated in fine arts from an early age, Matthew had his first gallery exhibition at the age of 17. After studying traditional arts, graphic design, and digital media at New York City's LaGuardia High School and School of Visual Arts, he earned degrees in Digital Art & Design and Film from Full Sail University. He landed his first industry job with production company Smuggler in New York, where he collaborated with many top commercial industry talents, including director and producer Vincent Lin. In 2010, Matthew and Vincent joined forces to launch Valiant Pictures as a means of pursuing new projects together. Meanwhile, Matthew also held staff positions as head of production for Ghost Pepper Entertainment, and as creative director for Balloon Management.
As Valiant's executive producer, Matthew's award-winning projects have screened at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the DGA, MNET America, NBC Universal, The New York Times, the Queens Museum, and at leading film festivals around the world. With more than a million online views, these projects have been licensed to Amazon, Apple, Fandor, FilmBuff, Google, HBO, Hulu, Microsoft, NBC Universal, Sony, and Time Warner Cable. Recent commercial clients include A&E, Burger King, Denny's, Facebook, L.L.Bean, Google, and Toyota, among many others.