Mike Matessino was the restoration supervisor for "Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director's Edition." Prior to that he worked with "TMP" director Robert Wise through the 1990s on restorations and behind-the-scenes documentaries for several of the filmmaker's projects, including "The Sound of Music," "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and "Star!" Other documentaries to his credit include John Carpenter's "The Thing," "The Last Starfighter" and "Alien," the latter two with "Director's Edition" colleague David C. Fein.
Mike is a prominent film historian and preservationist, with particular emphasis in recent years on the restoration of film music. He co-wrote and produced the AMC special "Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Vault," which presented long-lost music sequences from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. An accomplished music mixer and editor, he has produced and/or restored music for hundreds of soundtrack projects including the "Star Wars" Trilogy, "Poltergeist," "Superman," "Alien," a comprehensive box set of Jerry Goldsmith's music for 20th Century-Fox and many scores from Hollywood's Golden Age by Alfred Newman, Bernard Herrmann, Victor Young, Franz Waxman and others. A native of New York and graduate of New York University's film and television program, Mike has also directed children's choirs and has taught music theory and voice training.