Represented by Matthew Dench at DENCH ARNOLD

Natural Films is the creative home of Mateo Willis, a British/Australian director based in the UK.


He began his film career as a cameraman, filming documentaries and commercials in London for clients such as Burberry and Universal Studios.


With skills refined on set he moved across to wildlife filming and worked for the BBC’s Natural History Unit on a number of landmark series; Blue Planet 2, Planet Earth 2, Frozen Planet, Human Planet and Dynasties . Along with numerous nominations for cinematography these have earned him two BAFTAs and two Emmy Awards.


Several years ago he shifted his focus to directing, working on a major series for National Geographic where he made the lead episode of Hostile Planet, just released. He retains an interest in commercials, recently directing branded content The Journey for Sony Xperia. At present he’s Series Director on a Netflix production and has several projects, scripted and non-scripted, in development.


And occasionally he still gets opportunity to pick up a camera. See Netflix's Our Planet.