Michele Mortara graduated in graphic design and advertising at Naba School of Milan. He started his career working in the tv department of Pirella Gottsche Lowe. He first worked as assistant producer and then became a post production producer and finally he started as film editor. During 8 years in this role he edited hundreds of TV commercial and won several awards. With Ariston Acqualtis, directed by Dario Piana, ha won the gold award at Cannes.
In 2004 he directed his first tv commercial. He shot commercial for well known brands as Birra Moretti, Alfa, Renault, Younger and Bresson, Alvaro Martizi, Zucchero Zefiro, Richard Ginori, Baci Perugina