Bio

bio

Mateo Messina is a Grammy winning (Juno, 2008) composer who writes music for film, television, and the symphony.

His signature sound can be found on many of today's Oscar winning movies & independent film hits. The beauty of unfamiliar sounds becoming musical is one of Mateo's unique sought after talents.

With studios in Hollywood and Seattle, Mateo & his team have been delivering a fresh, unique style of filmscore for the past decade. His score to Juno is often mimicked, his energy is bounding, and his creativity knows no bounds. He's a dreamer and a doer. Also, since the age of 23, Mateo has written, produced, and premiered 17 symphonies. Each premiere has been a benefit concert for families at Seattle Children's Hospital. To date, he and his team have raised over $1,000,000 for these children and their families. Mateo is an accomplished musician, a unique storyteller, a seasoned producer, a dependable man of his business, and one of today's most innovative composers.

Clients

Warner Brothers
Paramount
20th Century Fox
Fox Searchlight Pictures
The Weinstein Company
Sony Pictures Studios
Metro Golden Mayer (MGM)
New Line Cinema
MTV Films
NBC Universal
ABC
CBS
Lifetime
USA
HBO
Lionsgate
IFC Films
Magnolia Pictures

BrandsMateo has written for

Apple
Victoria's Secret
Mercedes
X-Box
Volkswagen
Microsoft
Aetna
AT&T
Nordstrom
The Gates Foundation
Delta
T-Mobile
Ford
Norelco
Sundance Film Festival
Mattel
The North Face


Credits Notable films

credits

Juno (composer) :: Grammy for best soundtrack, Oscar for best screenplay (3 nominations)

Butter (composer) :: Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, Olivia Wilde, & many more round out a brilliant cast in a political satire based on butter carving contests in the Midwest.

Up In The Air (additional music) :: Nominated for 6 Oscars. Golden Globe winner. George Clooney delivers a powerful performance.

The Angriest Man In Brooklyn (composer) :: Robin Williams delivers a transformative and beautiful performance in his last feature film.  Also stars Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, Melissa Leo, & James Earl Jones.

A Case Of You (additional music) :: Mateo's very original score supports great performances by a great comedic cast of Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood, Vince Vaughn, Sam Rockwell, Sienna Miller, & Peter Dinklage.  

August: Osage County (additional music) :: Nominated for 2 Oscars & 2 Golden Globes. Mateo was tapped to write for a few scenes in need of some comic relief in this interesting & heavy drama.  

Barely Lethal (composer) :: Mateo integrates 80's synths with a modern twist for this teen action comedy!  Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner, & Hailee Steinfeld.  

View full credit listings on IMDB


Mateo's StudiosHollywood & Seattle

Hollywood
Seattle