(Los Angeles, California--March 12, 2014) Director Matteo Bonifazio has joined MRB Productions’ roster for exclusive representation in the United States as a commercial director following his award-winning work for major brands such as Coca-Cola, Adidas and MTV.
Bonifazio, a native of Italy, traveled extensively during his formative years having lived in different countries, including the U.S. This experience infused his creative vision with a diverse and unique style that is hip and cosmopolitan.
Shortly after graduating from the University of Genoa, Bonifazio began collaborating with MTV Networks, shooting pan-European promotions and ads in London and Milan. The work he helmed during that partnership awarded him several accolades including a PromaxBDA Europe Award for one of his MTV Your Noise’s television promos. It also helped to shape and develop his very personal directing style that is strongly rooted in the youth generation of today. Bonifazio has since also directed campaigns for major international brands including Sony, Reebok, Vodaphone, Campari, Fiat, Fila, VW, Hyundai, McDonald’s and American Airlines, among others.
Bonifazio is eager to be teaming up with MRB and sees it as a way to broaden his horizons and hone his craft. “I’m excited to join MRB for U.S. representation and to have the opportunity to build a productive relationship with such an established company that has expertise and focus in commercials, as well as in film and television.”
“We are thrilled to add Matteo to our roster,” says MRB Executive Producer Astrid Downs. “His eclectic and dynamic style is infused by a fresh, youthful energy that will attract top creative in our market.”
Bonifazio speaks Italian, English and Spanish and has worked all across Europe and in the U.S.
He recently relocated from Spain to London, where he can be closer to the United States market, both geographically and spiritually.
He joins a roster of talented directors at MRB that includes Jamie Babbit, Jeremy Haft, Mark Teitelman, Branson Veal and James Wahlberg.
About MRB Productions
Launched in 2001 by two-time Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer Matthew Brady, MRB Productions is one of Hollywood’s go-to production companies for top-notch television, feature, new media and commercial content. MRB has worked with top-tier agencies like Moroch, Pereira & O’Dell, 72andSunny, Saatchi & Saatchi, The Barbarian Group, Deep Focus and ESPN Creative Works for leading consumer brands like Pepsi, McDonald’s, Frito Lay’s, Mattel, Disney, Samsung, Foot Locker, Geico, ESPN, Ubisoft, and Toyota. MRB boasts a roster of renowned commercial directors featuring James Wahlberg, Matteo Bonifazio, Mark Teitelman, Jamie Babbit, Jeremy Haft, and Branson Veal. In addition to boasting a decade of experience producing the pre-taped segments and VIP program for ESPN’s Espy Awards, MRB’s recent projects include the 2013 Sundance darling now in theaters, “The Truth About Emanuel,” starring Jessica Biel, and Hallmark Channel’s annual Hero Dog Awards.
For more information, visit http://www.mrbproductions.com