Mate graduated from the Cinematography Department of the National University of Theatre and Film Arts in Hungary and NFS in England (BA, MA, DLA) and started his career as a motion control operator. He became a DoP at a very early age and collaborated with some of the most highly acclaimed commercial directors in London, Milan, Shanghai, Munich, Tokyo and Budapest. He is a two-time winner of ’Best Cinematography’ at the National Film Academy Award in Hungary. He also twice won the Golden Eye Festival of Cinematography in the commmercial category and was awarded the Hungarian Film Critics Award for his cinematography on the movie ’1’ based on a Stanislaw Lem science fiction novel.
Mate’s collaboration with director Hermann Vaske on the Hornbach campaign was also awarded a Lion at the Cannes Festival of Creativity.
Mate is an accredited member of HSC and he is specialized in fashion, lifestyle and table-top.
Clients Include: Heineken, Peugeot, Volvo, Ferrero Rocher, Gillette, Yamaha, Braun, Samsung, Nokia, LG, Honda, Gant, Vodafone, Carlsberg, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Dove, Pond’s, Citroen, Swatch, Ferrari Fragrance, Nescafe, British Telecom, Douwe Egberts, Xylitol, Delonghi, Toyota, Telia, Barilla, Vivo, Red Bull, Pepsi, Nivea, Nestlé, BOSS, Sunsilk to name a few.