Production Executive and Creative Director
After a decade of technology consulting, Mario Vitellozzi discovered opportunities at the intersection of technology and entertainment where he could find welcome company for the original dramatic and comedic stories he longed to bring to life. It started with Technical Directing and grew to Screenplay Writing, Commercial Voiceovers, Music Video Writing/ Directing and live Standup and Improv performances on stage. Mario has a naturally honest and fun personality that performs wonderfully not only on stage or in the recording studio but on the written page as well. Regarding work ethic, Mario explains, “I am as comfortable on-stage and in front of a microphone as I am writing in Final Draft or assisting production, performing the work necessary to realize artistic endeavors with simultaneous respect for business processes regarding the creation and dissemination of the art.”
Mario has worked as a Technical Director for live events including a thousand-plus-audience Dr. Oz keynote for the American Heart Association. He was cast for voiceover and performed a two-minute commercial promoting an international trade group representing $2.2 Trillion in GDP. Mario performed original Standup comedy for check-sets at the historic Broadway Comedy Club in New York. He auditioned for and earned his place in the Comedy Improv Troupe “Grown-ups Playground” and performed a dozen hour-long live shows at the New York Comedy Club. Mario’s stage training includes Joy Newman’s Improv Training Workshop and “The Masters’ Class” for standup comedy with Frank Vignola. Mario has provided technical expertise for preproduction project management and website design. At the end of 2014, Mario was signed by Star Music Management for non-exclusive representation.
For 2015 Mario is currently writing a feature film dramatic screenplay, “The Golden Knights” for Angel Light Pictures, a heart-pounding football drama based on a true story. He is also co-writing and co-directing a music video for “Say It! Say It!” a POP/EDM band in New York. Mario has also finished an original short-film dramatic screenplay for the speculative market.
For the future, Mario is attached to re-write a feature comedic screenplay, “IF” for Angel Light Pictures. He also continues to write his four original feature-length screenplays with the hope of producing and directing them as feature films. He aspires to write and direct music videos utilizing his unique method with montages. Mario seeks additional work with entertainment companies where his unique intersection of skill-sets can provide value to production.