Matteo Palmas

Multi Award-winning Graduate Writer \ Director \ Intern

Level
Junior
Location
United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

  • Multi Award-winning Graduate Writer \ Director \ Intern
  • Multi Award-winning Graduate Writer \ Director \ Intern
    Director / Writer
  • Multi Award-winning Graduate Writer \ Director \ Intern

Side Hustles

About me

I’m an ambitious filmmaking graduate looking for internships and new opportunities in director assistant roles (especially commercials), film distribution and film festivals (in the industry section). I trained as a writer/director, and I am especially interested in film and HETV. Available both in Italy and the UK. A quick resume: Matteo Palmas (Directors UK) is an award-winning writer-director. Born and raised in a small town in South Sardinia, he moved to England to study at the Northern Film School where he graduated in 2018 with First Class Honours. His first short film ‘MAN ON BIKE’ premiered as one of 10 finalists in competition at the Oscar-qualifying Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. ‘SOME BODY’ won the Best Student Film Award at Screen.Dance in Scotland and was acquired by the Horsecross Arts Public Museum Collection, Perth. ‘ARGOT’, a short drama about a father and a son trying to reconnect in a world without language barriers, won the RTS Yorkshire Student Award for Best Drama and was defined by the industry jury as ‘An imaginative and mature film with a brilliant central premise’. His first ever VR project ‘7 Days Walking’ was one of 7 projects shortlisted by BBC New Creatives North in the immersive section. Matteo is an alumnus of New Arrivals: Go Short Campus and he is now part of Screen Yorkshire’s Beyond Brontës training programme.

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Skills

  • Directing Actors
  • Directing
  • Co-directing
  • Documentary
  • Fiction
  • Short Films
  • Script Reports
  • Art Film
  • Script Coverage

Companies I’ve worked with

  • M

    Mad Dog Casting

    • P

      Positive Grid LLC

      • D

        DAZN

        • K

          Kinofilm Festival

          Work history

          2019

          Jun 2019 - Jul 2019
          • Leeds, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • 4 weeks long internship and work experience. Tasks included: -Producing Script Reports -Reading book memos and highlighting titles of interest -Carrying out research on request -Booking/researching travel and accommodation -Running errands -Providing general admin and office support -Collating expenses and receipts

          2018

          Festival Juror

          Kinofilm Festival

          Nov 2018 - Nov 2018
          • Manchester, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • EUROPEAN CINEMA Competition

          2019

          Production Assistant ( Coordinator Cover)

          DAZN

          Sep 2018 - Jan 2019
          • Leeds, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • -Supporting the Production Coordinator, the Production Manager and the Operations Manager. -Booking travel/accommodation for crew and talent (Concur, CWT) -Booking crew and processing payments via ScheduALL -Create custom tracking documents -Creating 'travel sheets' for both talent and crew operating nationally and internationally. -Drawing up call sheets for content shoots and gallery events. -Risk Assessments -Italian-speaking Gallery Crew Assistance during Serie A matches produced in Leeds for Italy. -Transcribing, translating and subtitling of interviews and features produced in Italian

          2017

          Casting Assistant

          Mad Dog Casting

          Jun 2017 - Jun 2017
          • Salford, United Kingdom
          • Internship

          2016

          Nov 2016 - Nov 2016
          • Leeds, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Client: Positive Grid© Title: Greg Mackintosh - Positive Grid Social media video content Task: Shooting a promotional interview for Positive Grid's new product, BiasFx

          Education

          2018

          Sep 2015 - Jul 2018
          • Leeds, United Kingdom
          • First Class Honours Chosen Specialism: Directing Core Modules: Fiction, Documentary, Experimental

          Awards

          2019

          WINNER - RTS Yorkshire Student Award for Best Drama

          Royal Television Society Student Awards

          • for my graduation film 'Argot'

          2019

          WINNER - Best Student Film

          Screen.Dance

          • for my second year film, Some Body. As a result, the film has been acquired by the Horsecross Arts collection of contemporary art at Threshold space, Perth Concert Hall.

          2019

          Screen Yorkshire's Beyond Brontes Cohort 2019

          Screen Yorkshire

          • Selected as one of 50 young filmmakers in the Leeds City Region to be given individual support and mentoring for 12 months.

          2018

          New Arrivals: Go Short Campus Alumnus

          Go Short Film Festival

          • In April I was selected as one of 20 filmmakers to be part of a filmmakers' residency organised by Go Short Film Festival in Nijmegen, Holland. During the residency, I had the opportunity to train my pitching skills and learn how to get at the heart of a story. At the end of the residency, we pitched our projects live to a panel formed by producers, programmers and sales agents.

          2018

          Nominated - Best Mini Doc

          Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

          • Man On Bike Nominated the Best Mini Doc Award at the Oscar Qualifying BSDFF in Montana, US.

          2018

          • By the end of my final year, I had the pleasure of receiving an “Outstanding Director” award from my tutor, Andrew Piddington (The Killing of John Lennon).

          2018

          FEST: Training Ground 2018 Sponsorship

          Flare Studio

          • I was selected as one of 7 filmmakers by the Flare Studio Foundation to receive a sponsorship to attend Fest 2018: Training Ground, one of the leader training programs for young filmmakers. During the week-long training ground, I have attended talks and masterclasses by the likes of Asghar Farhadi, Christopher Hampton and Roman Coppola among others.

          2017

          Nominated - Best Factual

          The Royal Television Society Awards

          • Man On Bike Nominated - Royal Television Society Student Award (Regional)