Matteo was born in Milan, Italy in 1986. Right out of high school, he played as a professional volleyball athlete around Italy for four years. He, then, graduated at the University of Verona and got his master’s degree at Boston University. After MTV and Shine America, he now works in Los Angeles as a commercial Producer.
By day, I make ads. By night I write and direct my own short-films and secretly aspire to have a more creative role in my industry.
I did choose NYC at first, but my job took me to the west coast. Besides all the “gnarly”, “stoked” and “Take the 405 to the 10”. I am now pretty in love with it. America in general is a land of opportunities for brave and determined youngsters.
Wrapping my first short film in February of this year was the hardest and most rewarding thing I had done since I moved to LA. I can still remember the little martini glass drawn onto the slate.
While being a fan of the states, I love looking as little American as I can.
I don’t naturally gravitate towards other Italians abroad, so I am so, SO curious to see what other Italians are doing now around me.
It’s a big responsibility! I love having a background that is different from the average Joe. At the same time I, have to confess, I got pretty Americanized. Not many Italians quote Ron Burgundy and play Fantasy Football.