The Neverbird is a fictional creature invented by J.M. Barrie and inhabiting the magical island of Neverland, where Peter Pan lives. She is a mother who saves Peter from drowning, thus preserving Eternal Childhood.
Neverbird Productions is an international production company that encompasses many creative fields, from Cinema to Theatre, from Literature to Opera and Illustration.
Director / Producer / Illustrator
Matteo Bernardini is an Italian filmmaker.
He holds a BA in Modern and Contemporary Literature and a MA in Comparative Literatures (Universities of Turin and of Leicester).
He attended New York Film Academy (NYFA) in London and soon after started to work as an assistant director on both film sets and Opera productions, working with directors such as Robert Carsen, Cristina Comencini and Michele Placido.
His body of work embraces short films, music videos, commercials and documentaries.
Some of his most notable efforts include the music video Ooh Yeah! for American musician and dj Moby, the short film Vampyre Compendium starring Oona Chaplin, the successful viral Treated and the documentary for Microsoft Eyes 'Wire' Open - Portrait of a Generation.
His works have been presented and selected at prestigious festivals and awards worldwide, including the Venice Film Festival, the Giffoni Film Festival, the Rhode Island International Film Festival, the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, the Pordenone Silent Film Festival and the Chicago Film Festival.
Matteo has been defined "The Next Big Thing" by Wired Magazine and he has been chosen by Microsoft on a European scale as an Ambassador for their Generation 7/Windows 7 campaign.
Producer / Costume Designer / Designer
Cesare Bernardini is a founding member of Neverbird Productions together with Matteo Bernardini.
He has been working as Head Director of Scuola di Formazione per l'Educazione Permanente (SFEP) in Turin, Italy.
He has also taught Methods and Techniques of Education at the University of Turin (UNITO) as well as at the University of Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro (UPO).
After his retirement he has dedicated himself full-time to the activity of costume designer, collaborating on most of Matteo Bernardini's productions.