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. All three films are available to watch for free on YouTube.
With My Comic Shop Country (streaming now on Amazon, Apple TV, and CuriosityStream), 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 a network of shows including: My Comic Shop History, Digging for Kryptonite: A Superman Fan Journey, Another Exciting Episode in the Adventures of Superman, and Summoning the Zords: A Power Rangers Fan Journey, available on all major podcast platforms.
Anthony is also a contributing writer at 13th Dimension and The Daily Planet.