2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16



Matthew Stoneman dreamed of pop stardom. Instead, he went to jail, learned Spanish, and emerged as “Mateo,” America’s first white mariachi singer. Mateo is on the brink of completing an album of original songs in Havana. But his estrangement from friends and family, his criminal past, and his love for Cuban women could derail him on his quest for fame. 

Director: Aaron I. Naar

Executive Producer: Andrew Lauren, Louis Venezia, Adam Schlesinger

Producer: Benjamin Dohrmann,

Cinematographer: Seth Cuddeback

Editor: Nicole Vaskell

Sound Designer: David Perlick-Molinari, Youtoocanwoo

Music: Mateo Stoneman, David Perlick-Molinari

Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Amanda Lebow, Associate Producer: Emily McAllister, Associate Producer: Erica Sterne

Principal Cast: Mateo Stoneman


Aaron I. Naar is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles, CA. He is a Film Independent and IFP Documentary Lab alumnus and recipient of the Pacific Pioneer Fund. A graduate of Vassar College, Naar currently works at Editree Inc., directing documentary-style commercials for clients such as Google and Expedia. MATEO is Naar’s first feature film.

Sales Agent: Amanda Lebow & André Des Rochers

Public Film Contact
RJ Millard & Kory Mello
Obscured Pictures
info@mateofilm.com, rj@obscuredpictures.com, kory@obscuredpictures.com
(917)693-2869, (978)761-1145


Thanks to our sponsors

Miller Lite Monster Energy Esurance Chevrolet AT&T IFC Subway Austin Chronicle

Music sponsor

Sonic Bids

Interactive sponsors

Deloitte American Express Pennzoil