Angelo Mei grew up in Los Angeles, where he developed a passion for music, surfing and film. He received his Bachelor of Science with honors at the Art Institute of LA, studying all aspects of filmmaking but focusing primarily on directing. It is there he met mentor and soon to be colleague Maggie Carey, editor and co-writer of Chasing the Dream(Quiksilver/Metalstorm ent). It was under Maggie’s tutelage that Angelo directed the documentary short, “Film This!”, a voyeuristic look into the life of a psychopathic surfer. “Film This!” was an official selection at the 2006 Austin Film Festival. Angelo’s short film “Howie”, is a multi award winning dark comedy about a man in his late 20’s moving back in with his sexually active mother. Angelo’s commercial works include “Learn to Surf with Andy Irons” (Billabong/Transworld) and “Chasing The Dream” (Quiksilver/Metalstorm ent). “Learn to Surf”, directed and co-written by Angelo, can be found in retail stores worldwide. “Chasing the Dream”, narrated by Gary Busey, produced, directed and co-written by Angelo, an award winning feature length documentary about what it takes to become a professional surfer, was released on DVD in 2007 and can be found in retail stores worldwide. Angelo lives in Los Angeles where he is developing several projects, pursuing his passion for documentary and narrative filmmaking, while producing content for several clients on different formats.
AFF: Tell me about your films that screened at the festival.
AFF: Maggie Carey has been a very important figure in your filmmaking career. How did that relationship develop?
Check out Angelo’s full website at www.angelomei.com.
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