Mads Matthiesen was born in 1976 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has a BA in Comparative Literature and Rhetoric and he graduated as Director from the Danish film school “Super16” in 2008. His first feature Teddy Bear (2012) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where Mads won the Best Director. It was nominated for the European Film Academy’s “European Discovery” Award, won a dozen of awards and was sold for theatrical release to most of the world. The Model is his second feature, which premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.