Anthony Desiato, owner and founder of Flat Squirrel Productions, is a lifelong Superman fan, documentary filmmaker, and podcast host who has been chronicling the culture of comic shops for the past decade .
While attending law school, Anthony fulfilled a long-held ambition by turning the camera on Alternate Realities, the New York comic book store where he worked for more than a decade.
The result, My Comic Shop DocumentARy, screened at film festivals across the country and garnered press in multiple media outlets, including The New York Times. Anthony followed up his debut with the award-winning short By Spoon! The Jay Meisel Story and the intimate Wacky Man: The Rise of a Puppeteer.
With My Comic Shop Country (available now on VOD), Anthony widened his focus to comics retail across America, shining a light on an oft-overlooked side of the industry and revealing the power of comic book stores to bring people together.
As a podcaster, Anthony hosts My Comic Shop History, Digging for Kryptonite: A Superman Fan Journey, and My Comic Shop Book Club.