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 & is available on NETFLIX. He has directed & lensed work for top brands such as Under Armour, IBM, Red Bull, & Salvation Army. His crime-drama short, Being Thomas (Amazon Prime), won an audience award, & his debut documentary about Black Sea Turks premiered at Long Beach International Film Festival.

Whether crafting docu-style, 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.

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