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 ￢ﾀﾜSuper16￢ﾀﾝ 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￢ﾀﾙs ￢ﾀﾜEuropean Discovery￢ﾀﾝ 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.