Born in 1971 in Zagreb, Croatia, working in film and TV industry since 1990. What once started as still photography evolved to cinematography, with experience in film and digital formats. Mario’s active worldwide, and has worked in Europe, Middle East, North Africa and USA
.Through various tasks he has developed multiple skills, such as camera and Steadicam operating (Master Film rig owner), lighting design, filmmaking at the sea, etc. In addition to DP credits on movies and TV series (224 episodes), he has shot 100+ TV commercials, two dozen of documentaries, directed 70+ music videos and promos, shot numerous TV programs and photographed several advertising campaigns.
Member of HFS (Croatian Society of Cinematographers), HDFD (Croatian Film Artists Association), HZSU (Croatian Freelance Artists Association) and DSC (Digital Cinema Society). He’s fluent in English, speaks extensive amount of Arabic, and some German.
Mario shares an Emmy Award (1998) with a group of authors for documentary “Calling the Ghosts” produced by Bowery Productions, USA (DoP and Line Producer credits). He’s the winner of Best Picture Award (2009) by Egyptian Broadcast Union for series “My heart is my guide – Ana Albi Dalili” ( a.k.a. Layla Mourad story). He was a DoP of TV ad “Sony PS Pretorians”, winner of Silver Drumstick Award 2003 at Goldendrum festival.