Mauro Uzzeo (Marino, 25 August 1979) is an Italian screenwriter active in the field of comics, cinema and television. He begins by publishing stories on the pages of the erotic magazine Blue edited by Francesco Coniglio and, starting from independent publishing (Velo di Maya, for Montego, Katie’s game for Edizioni BD, Wonderland for Nicola Pesce Editore) reaches that of large-scale distribution by writing several scripts for John Doe (Editoriale Aurea), Orfani and Dylan Dog (Sergio Bonelli Editore).
Since 2001 he has been a screenwriter and director of animated short films (Tricky’n’Ducks, The Child who turned off the stars), television commercials (Coca-cola, Vodafone, Particella di Sodio dell’Acqua Lete) and music videos ( Tiromancino, Jovanotti, Subsonica, Planet Funk, Coolio & Snoop Dogg, Bungaro & Paola Cortellesi, Mimosa, Hedy Lamarr), obtaining Italian and international recognitions.
He teaches communication and cross-media storytelling and, from 2005 to 2011, he held the position of Director in charge of the creative department of the Rainbow CGI alongside Iginio Straffi in the realization of the adventures of the fairies of the Winx Club, and assisting him in the direction of Gladiators of Rome.
For Graphilm and Rai Fiction he collaborates in the writing of Bu-Bum! The road to home, a cartoon created by Maurizio Forestieri, Giovanni Di Gregorio and Francesco Artibani broadcast in Italy, by Rai Gulp, from 1 July 2016. Regular correspondent to the most important Italian festivals, he writes about Cinema for La Repubblica – XL, and for BestMovie.
In 2011 he is among the five candidates for the David di Donatello for his work on the digital effects of the film The Last Terrestrial (directorial debut of the cartoonist / illustrator Gipi) and is responsible for the direction of the animated theme of the film by Fausto Brizzi Com’è bello to make love.
He directed the five episodes of #Things for Men – web series produced by Fish-Eye together with the Department of Equal Opportunities – to raise awareness on the issue of violence against women.
In 2014, on a subject by Roberto Recchioni and directed by Ivan Silvestrini, he wrote MONOLITH, the first feature film produced by Sergio Bonelli Editore together with Sky and Lock & Valentine. Based on the graphic novel with the same title written with Roberto Recchioni for the drawings by Lorenzo LRNZ Ceccotti, the film was successfully presented at the 2016 edition of the FrightFest in London.
His first self-produced novel: I wasn’t looking for you – from the name of the blog with the same title that he has held since January 2010 – presented at Lucca Comics & Games 2015, in which he sells the entire three hundred copies in just one day.
In 2015 – together with Gud, Paolo Campana, S3keno Piccoli and Fabrizio Verrocchi – he invents and organizes ARF !, a Roman festival dedicated to comics, which takes place inside the MACRO museum in Rome.
He was a candidate for the Micheluzzi Prize for his debut book on John Doe. In September 2016 he won the Andrea Pazienza Prize for his role as “cultural agitator” and as “Best Screenwriter of 2016”.
Since 2018 he has been teaching Creative Writing at RUFA Academy.