"Mattias is both very talented and very nice. Two traits I lack".
Sam Hibbard (Somesuch)
“Mattias gives a shit. He’s not there to make money, he’s there to make films.
We shall ride again soon my nazi princess.”
Jeff Low (Biscuit)
MATTIAS NYBERG is a London based cinematographer who unusually was once an ice-hockey player in Sweden’s 1st division. In 2008 Mattias lit the short film THE APOLOGY LINE directed by James Lees. The short won AFI Fest, Clermont-Ferrand Int’l and was nominated for Best Short at the European Film Awards. In 2009 Mattias was invited to join The Guild of British Camera Technicians (GBCT). In 2012, he shot the feature documentary BLACKOUT directed by Eva Weber that won festival awards at Al-Jazeera, Paris and Open City (London).
The short film SHALLOW (2013) followed, that was directed by William Bridges and starred Dan Stevens. It was selected at Palm Springs International Film Fest, Krakow Film Festival and won best actor at The Tokyo Shorts Film Festival. Mattias shot the Warp / Film 4 short NO KADDISH IN CARMARTHEN directed by Jesse Armstrong which screened in competition at Brief Encounters, Bristol and the BFI London Film Festival 2013. He shot the feature comedy SUPERBOB which has been doing the festival circuit since 2014. Earlier this year it won Best Film at the Loco comedy festival and it will go on general release on the 16th of October 2015. It was directed by Jon Drever, features Brett Goldstein and Catherine Tate, and is produced by Robert Jones.
He shot the feature HOT PROPERTY directed by Max McGill and produced by Fortune Films, which premiered at LOCO Film Festival 2016. His latest feature is the psychological horror film FIRSTBORN directed by Nirpal Bhogal.
"Mattias shot my first ever feature, so we're bonded together forever. It was scary and wild and I was worried I'd be no good at it, but he held my hand, looked me deep in the eyes and told me it would be ok.
Our baby is more beautiful than I could have hoped for, and that's all down to Mattias. It's got my sense of humour though. Which is a mixed blessing.”
Jon Drever (SUPERBOB)
"Mattias was an absolute delight and pleasure to work with. He was considerate and completely collaborative with the cast and at helped created an incredibly positive atmosphere. He worked tirelessly to make our tiny film (SuperBob) look and feel like a fxxxing huge one. I am forever grateful to him.”
Brett Goldstein, Actor/Writer (SUPERBOB)
"If he's as good a lover as he is a DOP then, ladies, *** out **** **** because ***’** ** *** a treat.”
William Bridges (SHALLOW)
"One of the best collaborations I have ever had with a cinematographer.” (Mattias forced me to write this quote for his website)
Michael Clowater (Smuggler)
"Mattias not only has a fantastic eye, but is a pleasure on set and most importantly he serves the film, not himself”
Nirpal Bhogal (First Born)
"A giant of a cinematographer and a giant of a man. I am a little in love with him and a little terrified of him."
Max McGill (Hot Property)