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’98 Seconds’ Is The Face Of The Devil We Are All Too Familiar With…

May 18, 2019

Sexual harassment is no longer a hushed topic and Des Matelske’s ‘98 Seconds’ is another attempt at showcasing its vile nature. The title of the film is based on the statistics that an attempt at sexual assault is made every 98 seconds in the States. The blatant dismissal of the simplest, and yet most complete of English sentences – ‘no’ is the very first opening case this film projects...

WE ARE MOVING STORIES: Interview with '98 Seconds' Director Des Matelske

January 30, 2019

Unfortunately like many others, I am a victim of sexual assault. It has become such a huge issue in present day and I felt like creating this film was more important to do now than ever. The majority of our cast and crew have been victims of sexual assault or sexual abuse and they all volunteered their time to make our film happen to spread awareness...

98 Seconds

December 29, 2018

98 Seconds.

The following content within this film may contain elements that are not suitable for some audiences.

The incidents and attacks shown happen to people every day in the United States. Every 98 seconds.

If you or someone you know have been affected by sexual assault, you are not alone.

"Swipe Right" LIVE at the New York City Independent Film Festival

May 09, 2018

The Swipe Right cast and crew take on NYC and hit the red carpet at the New York City Independent Film Festival!

"Swipe Right - The Buzz Around Town"

April 21, 2018

Every year, it seems like Medina native and award-winning director Des Matelske is plugging yet another film. This time, however, it’s a family affair. The latest work is “Swipe Right,” a short film co-written by Des and her sister Dani, who also plays the main character Liv. As of press time, “Swipe Right” had been accepted as an official selection in five film festivals – New York City Independent, QFest St. Louis, Miami Independent, Arts In Equality, UK Rainbow Umbrella and Cult Critic – and was named film of the month...

"Swipe Right" Cult Critic Film Magazine Review

February 08, 2018

The first official review for Swipe Right is here and we are blown away from the support and love for our film! Check out the fantastic review with a look into our film from the Cult Critic Film Magazine...

Medina resident, Des Matelske, is a flourishing filmmaker

February 25, 2017

Des Matelske has come a long way from when she was in a film when she was 6 years old. Now, the 22-year-old Medina resident is coming off the success of her first film and is hoping to get attention of Hollywood producers for a psychological thriller she is writing...

Medina filmmaker earning awards, heading to L.A.

September 30, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Des Matelske didn’t want to shy away from the gruesome realities of teen bullying, drug addiction or suicide in her latest feature. It was a creative decision that clearly paid off, as “Sincerely, Me” has started to see measurable success in the film world. Scripted in 2014, shot in 2015 and having premiered at Tower City Cinemas in Cleveland back in May before a sold-out audience of 300-plus, the 85-minute independent drama...

WE ARE MOVING STORIES: Awareness Film Festival - "Sincerely, Me"

September 30, 2016

Writer/Director Des Matelske: I began writing my film Sincerely, Me in hopes to “wake up” the people in the world around us. Everyone is so involved with their own lives and what’s on the media that they’re blind to the things that happen everyday around them. Teen suicide, stereotyping, bullying, and drug use is huge and I really wanted to bring awareness to these four topics because people don’t like to talk about them when they really need to.

Medina Township woman’s film shows at Los Angeles festival

October 12, 2015

Filmmaker Des Matelske said she feels more comfortable off-screen, but the 20-year-old Medina Township resident turned the camera around for her latest short, “Calming Dysphoria.” The 110-second film, which showed Matelske’s struggle with depression, was accepted into the Los Angeles Awareness Film Festival where it played in Regal LA LIVE Stadium 14 last month...

From the big stage to the big screen

January 06, 2015

Depression, drugs, and bullying are several common issues in the modern teenage generation. However, many on-screen interpretations of these problems do not showcase the reality or conflicts that occur because of them. Medina Country Career Center graduate Des Matelske is seeking to do just the opposite in creating a film that displays these themes in their full reality..

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