Jordie Montevecchi is a freelance documentary filmmaker with a background in social anthropology. Director, producer, cameraman and editor for Matchbox Media, he is inspired by the exploration of cultural diversity and the challenge of representing this through film. His experience ranges from pre- to post-production and has been working for broadcasters such as Aljazeera English, CBS News, NBC and Sky Italia. Since he was a teenager, he had a keen interest in other cultures and biodiversity and traveled extensively. With time this interest merged with the desire to tell the stories he was meeting on his way.
He is director and producer for the latest Matchbox Media documentary 'Sandgrains', currently in distribution, a film about how the declining European fishing industry is affecting a small fishing state as Cape Verde. His last film, Take Over, produced in 2008 and still in the final phase of post-production, tells the story of a group of squatters as they take over an abandoned church and try to open a social centre while resisting the eviction order. Other films are about agricultural surplus and its effects on society, class difference between youth in UK and communication between cultures in Rwanda.