"The Mess He Made" tracks a man for the 15 minutes that he spends waiting for the results of a Rapid HIV Test - from the moment his blood sample gets taken to the moment he finds out if he's positive. It’s a character study that emerges slowly out of minutiae – a hurried cigarette in the parking lot, an awkward phone call, a forgotten errand – that together offer a poignant glimpse into a life on the verge of collapse.
Matthew Puccini is a young, queer, Brooklyn-based filmmaker. His first film “Solo” won the King Award for Screenwriting at NYU’s 2016 First Run Film Festival. He spent last year assisting Scott Rudin and currently works for acclaimed director Cary Fukunaga. He is also a recipient of the 2017 Richie Jackson Artist Fellowship.