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With over 25 years of experience, Matt Gissing brings expertise in large scale filmmaking, documentaries and branded narrative content.


With a lifelong passion for storytelling, Matt has strived to connect with audiences through numerous formats and genres. Seeing the emergence and vitality of Branded Storytelling in the contemporary market as essential for long term brand elevation and exposure, Matt formed Active Octopus.

Through an extensive network of Florida based, high caliber creatives, Active Octopus is able to develop and create content that rivals agency product from NYC or LA at a lower cost. 


Founder and Creative Director


Examples of corporate relationships and distribution deals.
Filmed content distributed nationally and around the world.


Film Festivals

A sample of our feature length narrative and documentary
film festival selections.


And hundreds more

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