Matteo Keffer is an Italian-Swiss filmmaker born in 1986. After a BA degree in Film and Media Studies at University of Rome, he took part in a yearlong workshop on social documentary at EsoDoc and studied Cinematography at the D-Vision Shot Academy. He moved his first steps behind the camera with the art collective Artcock, shooting music videos for MTV Italy and short experimental movies. As a camera operator, he cut his teeth in the TV programme of current affairs Presa Diretta (Rai3). In 2011 he worked as a second unit director for Enrico Caria's mockumentary on Napoli's mafia The Legal Era (theatrical) and worked as a cinematographer in Bulaq (FIFDH, PRIMED Marseille), a short documentary on a Cairo neighborhood during the Egyptian uprising. In 2012, he co-directed Merqana (Athens Ethnographic Film festival, Tunis Cinéma de la Paix), an observational documentary in eastern Ethiopia, and later he co-directed Italeñas, a short documentary on citizen rights in Italy, produced by Andrea Segre's Zalab and supported by Unicef and Open Society Foundation. His latest work as director/cinematographer is Esami, award winning web sketch comedy about the oddities of Italian university recently screened by RAI4. He is currently developing a documentary project about workers’ life on Vega, the biggest offshore oilrig in the Mediterranean Sea.