Anthony Mastromauro founded Identity Films in 2006 and remains president and CEO. Prior to his foray into the entertainment industry, Mastromauro held the position of Senior Vice President at the Wall Street firm of Oppenheimer & Co where he worked for eight years. Initially a trader, Mastromauro was instrumental in creating the Institutional Preferred Stock Trading and Sales arm for the firm.
Mastromauro left Wall Street in 1997 to pursue a film producing career. He spent several years learning the film and television industry by producing several award winning short films. After the festival circuit success of several films, he joined Peter Sahagan's, Ardustry Entertainment, in 2002 as an Executive Vice President and oversaw all financial and creative operations, as well as actively looking for other entertainment based opportunities for the company.
During this time, Mastromauro targeted the former Unapix Entertainment library, consisting of over 600 film and television titles, and was ultimately instrumental in the overall acquisition. This acquisition triggered the formation of Ardustry Home Entertainment (AHE), which is now Allumination Filmworks (AF). AF is now a recognized distribution company in the world of independent film and television production.
While at Ardustry, Mastromauro produced several feature films, including: King of the Corner, directed by Peter Riegert, which featured: Riegert, Isabella Rossellini, Rita Moreno and Eric Bogosian. Mastromauro also produced The Orphan King directed by Andrew Wilder, starring Chris Evans, Alexis Bledel and Bill Pullman.
Since creating Identity Films, the company has produced four feature films. The most recent film, which is currently in post-production is After The Fall, directed by Anthony Fabian (Skin). After The Fall stars David Duchovny, Hope Davis, and Timothy Hutton. After The Fall is based on the inspiring true story of John and Brenda Fareri, grieving parents who used the unexpected death of their young daughter Maria as the impetus to build a world-class state of the art children's hospital. After The Fall is on track to join the Fall 2013 festival circuit.
Recent films produced by Identity include: As Cool As I Am directed by Max Mayer and stars Claire Danes, James Marsden, and Sarah Bolger, and Moonlight Serenade (2009) directed by Giancarlo Tallarico. The film stars Amy Adams, Alec Newman, and Harriett Sansom Harri, and Artie Lange's Beer League (2007) directed by Frank Sebastiano, starring Artie Lange and Ralph Macchio.
Identity Films is scheduled to starts pre-production on Black Butterfly with Brian Goodman (What Doesn’t Kill You) set to direct. Black Butterfly is scheduled to start filming fall 2013.