Matthias Berndt is an internationally working director for commercials

Matthias was studying and starting his carreer in the heart of the Automotive hub in Germany. While shooting cars for many years – which is still his passion - his directing work now expands to a broad variety, be it lifestyle, storytelling or real people work.

Over the years Matthias has developed his own destinctive style - working with stunning visuals, high energy and emotional storytelling. For storytelling Matthias is great with actors and knows how to get the best and emotional result out of them. Having worked as CG animator and editor himself in the past he masters as well the post side of jobs, using visual effects and CGI to enhance the shots.

Besides all that shooting is fun with Matthias. After a dozen years into his international carreer he has preserved his down-to-earthness and his adventurous spirit. With every project he loves to explore exciting ways to deliver the right execution for the board. While his german roots make him a focussed and fast shooter on set.

Be it in the African desert, in Downtown LA or in the hustlebustle of Bombai.

Matthias is based in Germany. His passion is rockclimbing and he loves many other sports that include high walls, breaking waves or deep snow. 

Matthias speaks fluently German and English, partly French and Spanish 

Selected clients:

BMW. Porsche. Mercedes-Benz. VW. Nissan. Infiniti. Toyota. Skoda. Hyundai. Honda. Lamborghini. Acura. Jeep. Dodge. Chrysler. Renault. Ford. Honda motorbikes.

Panasonic. Vivo Phones, British Petrol. Marlboro. Microsoft. Armani. Gucci. Hewlett-Packard. Deutsche Telekom.

Selected Awards:

Motorfilm Awards London: Top10 for best directing
Berlin Fashion Film Festival: shortlist for best commercial
for Nissan Patrol
Cannes SILVER Dolphin, Category marketing communication.
Automotive Brand Contest,
Winner in the category Campaign
Gold Award for ´MyToyota´ TV commercial
Autovision OttoCar: GOLD Category Mobile Marketing
Automotive Brand Contest
, 3 awards for "BMWi" "A-Class" and "Mercedes Driving experience 360°"
Wirtschaftsfilmtage Wien,
GOLD, Category Marketing

SILVER for best interactive solution.
Autovision OttoCAR,
World media Festival,
Autovision OttoCAR,
World Media Festival,
New York Festivals,
Gold World Medal, Category Transportation/Cargo 
US Intern. Film & Video Festival, Chicago
, Gold, Nominee for “Best of festival”