Matěj Pichler, born on April 5, 1988, in Vimperk, Czech Republic, is an ambitious young author and director. After graduating from the gymnasium school in Vimperk, he joined the Miroslav Ondříček Film Academy in Písek, where he studied feature film directing. In many cases, his school projects were inspired by the literary works of well-known Czech authors (e.g. Jan Werich, Jaroslav Foglar, Michal Viewegh, and Karel Jaromír Erben).

After completing his studies at FAMO in Písek, he started working with the music station Óčko. He also produced and directed several TV shows and commercials for companies like Czech Post, Jägermeister, and iNELS. Lasr but not least, he directed video clips of the Slovak singer Kristína, konkrétně Si pre mňa best, Ta Ne and Rozchodový reggaeton.

Matěj Pichler passes on his practical experience as a teacher to students and future filmmakers at Czech secondary film schools.

In 2014, he founded the production company Drive Film Factory, where he works as an executive producer and director. Under the patronage of Drive Film Factory, he released his feature directorial debut Daria in 2020, which, although it caused a lot of controversy, won several awards at film festivals around the world.