Matteo Bernardini

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Matteo Bernardini
Born (1983-04-05) April 5, 1983 (age 34)
Turin, Italy
Occupation director
Years active 2004 - present

Matteo Bernardini Matteo Bernardini is a film and music video director and illustrator whose portfolio includes works for the likes of Moby and Microsoft.

Biography[edit]

Matteo Bernardini was born and raised in Turin, Italy. After attending Liceo Classico Vincenzo Gioberti, he completed a BA in Modern Literature at the University of Turin and at the University of Leicester, followed by an MA in Comparative Literatures.

He studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in London.

Work[edit]

Matteo Bernardini realised several short films and promos which have been selected by international film festivals (including Torino Film Festival and Milano Film Festival among others).[1]

He conceived and directed the music video for the single Ooh Yeah (song) by American DJ and musician Moby, which brought him international acclaim.[2]

In early summer 2009, he directed a short documentary called “Questa è L’Aquila” (“This is L’Aquila”), about people’s life and struggles in the homeless camps after the devastating earthquake that occurred in the Italian town of L’Aquila.

Bernardini also worked as an assistant director on several films and commercials as well as at the Opera with such directors as Robert Carsen and Michele Placido.

Matteo is also an illustrator and is currently developing a few projects including a book of nursery rhymes by English author Emma King-Farlow, titled “My Freaky Family”.

In late 2009 Matteo was included inside the "Young Blood" yearbook, which collected a selection of young Italian artists who gained international recognition and prizes.[3]

In spring 2010, Wired Magazine called Bernardini "The Next Big Thing" and dedicated a whole article to him.[4]

In 2010 he wrote and directed the short film "Vampyre Compendium", an ironic take on classic Universal/Hammer vampire stories; it starred actors Oona Castilla Chaplin and Vincent Montuel and was produced by Michele Placido. The short was presented out of competition at the 67th Venice International Film Festival and was selected for the 2011 David di Donatello awards. It was on competition and won the Best Actress award for Oona Castilla Chaplin's performance at the 2011 Rhode Island International Film Festival.

In 2011 Matteo was picked by Microsoft for their "Generation 7" campaign: the result was a documentary on youth and technology titled "Eyes Wire Open - Portrait of a Generation", which Bernardini directed. It aired on Italian DeeJay TV in October 2011.

Selected filmography[edit]

Music videos[edit]