Mario Mattei is an award-winning director & cinematographer creating original films & cinematic content for expressive brands, ad agencies, & remarkable people.
Mario's recent documentary, The Gentleman Driver, received worldwide distribution & will release on Netflix Q1 2019. He has directed & lensed work for top brands such as Under Armour, IBM, Red Bull, & Salvation Army. His narrative short, Being Thomas, won an audience award, & his debut documentary premiered at Long Beach International Film Festival.
Whether crafting docustyle, commercial, or visual narrative, Mario seeks to provoke thought & stir emotions. He believes theme & substance emerge through time-tested storytelling techniques, & that an ad or film's emotional need should determine the visual language employed.
Originally from Arizona, Mario's education in writing & vocation in photography led him to live abroad in both India & Turkey for several years. He now lives in Austin, Texas with his lovely wife & children, enjoying good friendships, cheesy cactus tacos, & daily finding Beauty in the ordinary.
I have been in the industry since 2011.