Mateo has risen to fame notably for his wildlife filming during his time working for the BBC’s Natural History Unit on a number of landmark series; Blue Planet 2, Planet Earth 2, Frozen Planet, Human Planet and Dynasties. Along with numerous nominations for cinematography these have earned him two BAFTAs and two Emmy Awards.
More recently Mateo has been working on a major series, 'Hostile Planet', for National Geographic where he directed the lead episode, just released. He was also part of the cinematography team for Netflix’s Our Planet. At present, he is Series Director on a Netflix production (due later this year) and has several projects, scripted and non-scripted, in development.