I DP, CAMERA OPERATE, GAFFE (and often form local crews for Producers), typically in the genres of Doc/reality, high-end Corporate, & Narratives. I'm a RELIABLE, hard-working people-person, positive, & collaborative. [Camera owner/operator, Gimbal, Dana Dolly, 5 LED Lights (Fresnel/Spot, Panels RGBX, Tubes), 6x10 Grip trailer, Wireless monitors & FF systems, 3 Monitors 16", 7", 5"]
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Mario Mattei is an award-winning director & cinematographer creating original films & cinematic content for expressive brands, ad agencies, remarkable people, & platforms such as NETFLIX.
Mario's recent documentary, The Gentleman Driver, is available on Netflix. 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 on fading Northeastern Turkish cultures 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.