Founder and CEO of Mattioli Productions, Jana (AJ) Mattioli could very well be considered the voice of the LGBTQ community in the independent film world. His controversial courtroom drama exploring gay civil rights, “An Affirmative Act,” opened at theatres nationwide in April to much positive acclaim. Add to that his series of comedic shorts, "The Coffee Shop" and it is obvious that this Transmale is definitely making his mark.
The May 2011 issue of The Advocate has included Mattioli in their select list of "Forty People Under 40 to Look Out For." AJ hopes to use her voice to educate as well as to entertain.