Matthieu Mantovani took his first steps behind the lens as an assistant to legendary fashion photographer Paolo Roversi. He then began his directing career in 1999 as part of The Zoo, a collective that enjoyed a successful four-year run with credits including Renault, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne. This experience gave him the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects where he learned to “serve the idea” above all.
Matthieu then set out on his own and his personal sensibilities have made him a master at visual narrative, visual comedy and comedy in general, both live action and animation. He loves a film with a strong concept and his passion for the creative process has resulted in successful commercials for many of the world’s leading brands, including several films for Volkswagen, one of his personal favorites for Peugeot, and many others for Audi, Smart, Renault, EDF, Orange or Vodafone. Matthieu is also currently developing and co-writing two feature films as well as a short.
MIKE MATTHEWS is a passionate and accomplished director with great experience delivering delectable food, fashion and performance films across commercial, TV and content channels.
He has directed successful commercial campaigns for Asda, Laphroaig, Knorr, Australia’s Woolworths, Bertolli and Canada’s President’s Choice. Working with MullenLowe, VCCP, Leo Burnett, M&C Saatchi, BBC and Channel 4 along the way.
His TV collaborations have seen him as director of award-winning C4 series Jamie Oliver’s ‘15 Minute Meals’ and ‘Comfort Food’, as well as ‘Two Greedy Italians’ and ‘Nigella Kitchen’.