issue #92

Matteo Mosterts

Il Mostro

Matteo was born in Milan, Italy in 1986. Right out of high school, he played as a professional volleyball athlete around Italy for four years. He, then, graduated at the University of Verona and got his master’s degree at Boston University. After MTV and Shine America, he now works in Los Angeles as a commercial Producer.

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What do you do in your life (work and fun)?

By day, I make ads. By night I write and direct my own short-films and secretly aspire to have a more creative role in my industry.

What made you leave Italy and chose NYC/LA?

I did choose NYC at first, but my job took me to the west coast. Besides all the “gnarly”, “stoked” and “Take the 405 to the 10”. I am now pretty in love with it. America in general is a land of opportunities for brave and determined youngsters.

Please share your best memory in the City.

Wrapping my first short film in February of this year was the hardest and most rewarding thing I had done since I moved to LA. I can still remember the little martini glass drawn onto the slate.

What made you choose this specific location and outfit?

While being a fan of the states, I love looking as little American as I can.

Your thought about this project, ITALIANY.US

I don’t naturally gravitate towards other Italians abroad, so I am so, SO curious to see what other Italians are doing now around me.

How would you describe being an ambassador of the italian style/culture abroad?

It’s a big responsibility! I love having a background that is different from the average Joe. At the same time I, have to confess, I got pretty Americanized. Not many Italians quote Ron Burgundy and play Fantasy Football.

  • Los Angeles, CA


  • Time

    120 mins

  • Shots


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