WORD ON THE STREET
Clients & Collaborators
"Mario's enthusiasm, creativity and technical skill worked very well for us. He knows the camera, listens well to what we want, and is exceptional at making me as the presenter feel confident on camera. You won't find this energy, hardwork, and humility elsewhere."
CHRIS VANNOY, Business Owner, Sojourn Turkey Custom Travel
"Mario Mattei is perhaps the most creative and one of the most effective people I know. He uses film and photography to portray Muslim cultures as beautiful in amazing ways."
CARL MEDEARIS, Author of Tea With Hezbollah & Christians, Muslims, & Jesus
"Mario did a great job of sharing the in's and out's and up's and down's of developing a documentary. His in-depth knowledge of the industry, creative mindset and experience in international settings was key for us as we explored using the medium."
SAJI OOMMEN, Mennonite International Peacemaker
"I've been extremely impressed with Mario's dedication, professionalism, organization and obvious concern for our time. Mario is an enormous asset to the photographic community."
JEFFREY CHAPMAN, cultural, humanitarian and world photographer.
“With the International Guild of Visual Peacemakers, Mario has stepped up as one of the first photographers to coordinate a wider grouping of humanitarian, cultural, world and NGO photographers.”
CRAIG FERGUSON, Photographer, Creative Director, Owner, Craig Ferguson Images
Dance the Past Into the Future
"A beautiful, cautionary tale about the trade-offs we make in our endless pursuit of perfection and progress."
JEREMY COURTNEY, Author Preemptive Love: Pursuing Peace One Heart at a Time
"Your shots are wonderful and there's richness, depth and insight to your story."
"You have tremendous imagery."
JIM HANON, filmmaker, Beyond the Spear & Little Town of Bethlehem
"Gorgeous, important work."
ANDY CROUCH, Executive Editor of Christianity Today, Author of Culture Making & Playing God
"Dance the Past Into the Future approaches a story topic about cultural change and identity that will likely leave us all feeling both heart-broken and hope-filled."
BILGE ESER, Sabah News (nation-wide newspaper in Turkey)
"This kind of film project is something that no Turk up until now has been able to accomplish or has even thought of doing, and you are making it happen. You are championing our values. you have communicated a beautiful message to humanity."
KADER DEMIRCI, film participant