Matteo Lonardi is a documentary film maker and photographer. he focuses on character driven stories, that offer an unusual spin on the most important stories of our time.
Reframe Saudi is a Virtual Reality documentary film directed by Matteo Lonardi that explores Saudi Arabia from the perspective of a new generation of contemporary artists. As the country enters a new phase socially and economically, the film transports you to the studios of artists across the Kingdom. Each of them, through their work, reflects on a different aspect of this transformative historical time.
Reframe Iran is a VR documentary that takes you into the intimate studio spaces of Iranian artists in exile. Meet modern masters who fled the country in the wake of the 1979 Islamic revolution, offering an uncommon perspective into contemporary Iran. The film was awarded Best VR experience at World VR forum 2016.
Crossing the line
In this series, 10 Middle Eastern artists undertake a road trip across the US, exploring common concerns between the US and the Middle East. Published on The Guardian, made in collaboration with Culturunners and directed by Matteo Lonardi.
A Saudi artist at Standing Rock: Director
A Prayer for Mecca: Director
We The People: A Sudanese cartoonist and civil rights: Director
Can I Jump? Palestinian artist at U.S/Mexico border: Director
A group of Saudi artists confronts Islamophobia: Director
REFRAME IRAN: Director