Bow and Arrow Entertainment was founded in 2014 by producers Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman. The company has gained recognition by producing award winning documentary and narrative feature films and working with brands to develop thought provoking digital and television content.
Recent films include 2017 Sundance Film Festival entries Jeff Baena’s THE LITTLE HOURS starring John C. Reilly, Allison Brie and Dave Franco; Alex Ross Perry’s GOLDEN EXITS, starring Chloe Sevigny and Jason Schwartzman and PERSON TO PERSON, from director Dustin Guy Defa starring Abbi Jacobson, Michael Cera and Tavi Gevinson; 2017 Tribeca Film Festival selection COPWATCH, directed by Camilla Hall, 2016 Sundance Film Festival entries JOSHY from writer/director Jeff Baena, starring Thomas Middleditch, Jenny Slate and Nick Kroll which released by Lionsgate and Hulu and Rob Zombie’s newest film 31 which was released by Saban Films; 2016 Venice Film Festival special selection AMERICAN ANARCHIST, directed by Academy Award nominee Charlie Siskel, 2015 Venice Film Festival multiple award winning film THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER from director Brady Corbet starring Berenice Bejo and Robert Pattinson; ONE AND TWO, from director Andrew Droz Palermo starring Kiernan Shipka and Timothee Chalamet, which premiered at the 2015 Berlinale and SXSW Film Festivals prior to being distributed by IFC; SHANGRI-LA SUITE from director Eddie O’Keefe; GRASS STAINS from director Kyle Wilamowski starring Tye Sheridan and Kaitlyn Dever; AVENUES from writer/director Michael Angarano; and the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival entries KICKS, from filmmaker Justin Tipping starring Mahershala Ali and released by Focus World, POOR BOY from filmmaker Robert Scott Wildes starring Lou Taylor Pucci and Michael Shannon; and MAURIZIO CATTELAN: BE RIGHT BACK, from director Maura Axelrod about the famed Italian contemporary artist.
Upcoming films include Josephine Decker’s MADELEINE, MADELEINE, Crystal Moselle’s SKATE GIRLS and an adaptation of Richard Wright’s famed novel NATIVE SON, adapted for the screen by Suzan-Lori Parks and to be directed by Rashid Johnson.
Maintaining an active role in documentary and digital entertainment, Bow and Arrow has recently produced MARVEL 75 YEARS: FROM PULP TO POP documenting the 75 year history of the legendary comic book company for Marvel/ABC; CAPTAIN AMERICA: 75 HEROIC YEARS for Marvel/ABC; OG, a documentary on NYC skateboarding legend, Harry Jumonji, from director Erica Hill and season two of the acclaimed web series BE HERE NOWISH.
The company has also recently created the Live Más Scholarship program in conjunction with Taco Bell and OKRP to provide college scholarships for non-traditional students in an effort to provide the next generation of innovators and creators a chance to succeed through higher education.
After beginning his career in distribution, Perniciaro has been an active independent
producer throughout the past decade having produced films, documentaries, television series and digital content pieces.
Previous projects include LeBron James starrer MORE THAN A GAME (First Runner-Up 2008 Toronto Film Festival); documentary A BAND CALLED DEATH (Audience Award 2013 SXSW Film Festival); MILIUS featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzanegger, which played the 2013 SXSW Film, 2013 Telluride, 2013
London BFI Film Festival and 2013 Sitges Film Festivals, the latter of which it won the Best
Documentary prize; ESPN 30 FOR 30: UNTUCKED (2014 Sundance Film Festival) directed by
Danny Pudi; Summit’s THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY starring Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis and
Sigourney Weaver; FANBOYS for The Weinstein Company starring Seth Rogen, Jay
Baruchel and Kristen Bell; the Germs biopic WHAT WE DO IS SECRET starring Shane West;
FIFTY PILLS starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Michael Pena and Jane Lynch and the television series “The Gentlemen’s League” for Directv with Jerry Ferrara and Max Greenfield.
Perniciaro has additional produced digital and branded entertainment for clients such as Target, Yahoo, Disney, ESPN, Marvel, MSN, Unilever, AXE, Pepsi, Lucasfilm and The CW.
He was previously honored as Film Independent’s 2014 speaker at The Steed Symposium.
Coming originally from the world of merchandising, where he created and ran fashion
labels Empire State and USS.KB, Sherman brings a unique artistic perspective to each of
the projects he is involved in.
Previous projects include MILIUS; digital series THE COACH for Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst
and the Showtime television pilot “The Good Life”.