Hey, I'm Mateo!

New York, New York

Mateo Márquez is an award winning American-Colombian director and writer from Queens, New York City. His body of work includes narrative fiction, non-fiction, and music video content that have garnered recognition throughout the U.S and abroad. He holds a Masters in Directing from the School of Visual Arts and a BA in Film from Hunter College. He was a 2015 BAFTA Scholarship recipient and a 2019 School of Visual Arts’ Alumni Scholarship Award winner.

His short films The Invaders and The Quiet have screened at over 30 festivals worldwide including the BFI London Film Festival, Fantasia, HBO NY Latino Film Festival, and Nantes Utopiales Festival International de Science Fiction. They have also been featured on the online horror channel ALTER as well as other prominent online platforms such as Film Shortage, Beyond the Short, and Retrospective of Jupiter. 

Mateo infuses his love of genre films and traditional dramas to create an intimate visceral storytelling experience. 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Wait for Me (at The Bottom of The Sea)

New York City, New York Film Short
Romance, LGBTQ

A romance novelist haunted by a tragic past finds solace in a mysterious woman at a seaside hotel.

100%

This project got the green light!

Las Maravillas - The Wonders

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

A gay man returns to his mining town to say goodbye to his macho father who is dying, together they learn that death is only the beginning

80%

This project got the green light!

Hope for Christmas

Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada Film Short
Drama

On Christmas Eve, a small town’s psychologist is brought out of retirement to analyze a new visitor in town, who is accused of killing Santa

111%

This project got the green light!

Georgia

Nashville, Tennessee Film Short
Drama

Georgia is about a young couple who decide to go their separate ways after three years of dating, but they want to spend one last

100%

This project got the green light!

Obstruction of Justice: The True Meaning

New York City, New York Series
Documentary

This seven-part docu-series explores the stories of the formerly incarcerated and highlights the factors impacting successful reentry.

81%

This project got the green light!

Triple Threat

New York City, New York Film Feature
Drama, Musical

Close friendships are slowly pulled apart as a once shared Broadway dream is abandoned by one in favor of a new dream: fatherhood.

101%

This project got the green light!

Dorris, 85

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

An elderly woman, Dorris, celebrates her husband’s eighty-fifth birthday without him.

120%

This project got the green light!

Flunkyball

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Foreign Film

When unexpected guests arrive at Mia's party her vision for inclusivity crumbles, caught in the crossfire of ignorance under the influence.

116%

This project got the green light!

CNT Productions

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Film-related Business

CNT flips the script on stereotypes one story at a time.

105%

This project got the green light!

Alien Guy Tim

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Documentary

An outcast, Alien Guy Tim, wants to prove that he has been abducted by aliens, but faces many obstacles along the way.

140%

This project got the green light!

2 WEEKS

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Horror

2 WEEKS accompanies Tanya as she explores what it means to be asexual in a committed relationship and an actor in a “sex sells” world.

101%

This project got the green light!

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin, Texas Film Feature
Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.

105%

This project got the green light!

Aperture

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Family

A grad student's life is turned upside down when he is named the guardian for his little cousin.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Invaders

New York City, New York Film Short
Horror, Thriller

When a girl is followed on her way home, she finds herself facing a sinister force that threatens her entire existence.

278%

This project got the green light!

Sylphvania Grove

New York City, New York Film Short
Adventure, Fantasy

A troubled girl follows a magical being into the woods where her fears take on fantastical forms.

210%

This project got the green light!

About a Donkey

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A quirky ensemble comedy about growing up, about growing old, and about a donkey.

108%

This project got the green light!

Root For The Villain

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Drama

In a world where 1% of the population has superpowers, Lana is a young parole officer who works with nonviolent super-villains.

90%

This project got the green light!

This Is Us

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Romance

When is our love?

80%

This project got the green light!

Santi

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

Santi the film is the story of a young man who struggles to escape the violence of his home.

91%

This project got the green light!

Rich Kids

Houston, Texas Film Feature
Drama, Teen

A group of Latino teens in a poor community break into Los Ricos, a local mansion, to forget their difficult lives and live a different one.

105%

This project got the green light!

Mrs. Drake

Denver, Colorado Film Short
Drama

It takes courage and strength to raise a child but it's constant doubt that consumes a parent.

84%

This project got the green light!

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