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Documentary-style Promo Video

Documentary-style Promo Videos combine the power of story structure, cinematic video, objective perspective, & “social-proof” interviews in a way that draws audiences in to the heart of your value offer. Skip the “ad” and tell your story! LEARN MORE.

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Legacy films are all about YOUR life–the lessons, accomplishments, & stories. Don’t settle for being some old, mysterious photograph to your great grandchildren. Leave them a living legacy video, one that’s custom tailored to pass on your meaningful message to future generations. If that sounds meaningful & interesting to you, let’s START A CONVERSATION.

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Mario in TurkestanMario Mattei, director & cinematographer, is a “people-person” based in Austin who stays busy creating videos for brands & documentaries for impact.

Clients typically hire Mario to help them express their story or message in a way that engages & inspires action. Often clients rely on Mario’s 17 years of photographic experience to give their project the cinematic visuals it needs. Clients who work with Mario have also benefitted from his proficiencies gained through writing short stories, a novel, & through publishing hundreds of minutes of documentary & reality video.

Mario’s Commercial background in digital branding, motion graphics, copywriting, & design for clients such as Ford, RichDad.com, Mazda, & various ad agencies, also contribute to a colorful pallet of experience. His globe-trotting documentary work has taken him to distinctive locations such as Turkey, Kashmir, Malawi, Kazakstan, Jordan, Indonesia & more.

Mario is as comfortable steadying a camera while atop a wobbly camel in the Wadi Rum Desert as he is sipping an Americano while brainstorming with a marketing team. If doing both in the same week, that’s ideal!

Additionally, Mario’s commercial viability stems from leading a global movement: visual peacemaking.

In 2009, Mario moved to Turkey to produce visual peacemaking images & stories. While there he founded The International Guild of Visual Peacemakers (IGVP). Up through 2014 Mario produced a body of photographic work, micro documentaries, & published two photography books. In that time, he also founded a non-profit company, Visual Peace Media.

Mario has directed, filmed, & edited his feature documentary, Dance the Past into the Future, which explores the dying traditions of northeast Turkey yet focuses on cultural elements inspiring future generations. The story premiered at the Long Beach International Film Festival.

It’s been a while since Mario’s early days of Kodak film, graffiti murals, rock bands, & his education at ASU & the Art Institute of Phoenix. But one thing remains: Mario is passionate about contributing to the common good of humanity & about adding value to good companies.

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