Matteo Castelli Director of Photography

I'm a director of photography with over 20 years of experience

“On the one hand, you need to light a space so you can see the actors – but, more than that, you are creating a mood, you are creating a world for those actors to inhabit and for the audience to get submersed in. Lighting is one of the most important aspects of any great film.”

[Roger Deakins]

”If we all are made of stars, what are stars made of?”
A short film where I was the Director of Photography, my great friend Matteo Piccinini was the director and Inga Sempel the actress.
This is the LINK to Starmaker page on Storm and Light Pictures


In this video I show all the long and hard process of setting up an exhibition.
The Artist is Antony Gormley, the title of the exhibition is “Human”.
The location is Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy.

I shot this documentary for Once


One of my last commercial I shot as Director of Photography finally online!
Director: Alessandro Brenta
Production: Diaframma, Italy.

Chrono Bomb

Production: Malandrino Film
Director: Andrea Mugnaini
DoP/Camera Operator: Matteo Castelli

La mediocrità dà sostanza al mondo, l’eccezione il suo valore “
(Oscar Wilde)

Director: Chiara Clemente
DoP: Shane Sigler
B-Camera Operator/miniJib Operator: Matteo Castelli

When I start to light each set, my goal as Director of Photography is to create images that will serve the story and impress the viewer on an unconscious level.

I had the pleasure to be the camera operator in this amazing award winning short movie.

My new updated resume is online! Check it at:   Il mio curriculum aggiornato è di nuovo online. Per vederlo cliccate qui:


Hi there! This is my new webiste! In few days it will have all the contents of the old website and fill with new media such as images, videos and more. Stay tuned!

My new website