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|Born||April 5, 1983|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.