Matthew at the Down Under Berlin Australian & New Zealand Film Festival 2019. Image courtesy of Martin Bayer. 

Matthew R. Young is based in Sydney, Australia. He has created content for Nine, SBS, ABC and his award-winning short film productions have screened at international film festivals, including Academy Award qualifiers. He is a current/former member of The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG) and Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG). Now, Matthew is focused on raising transformative philanthropic gifts in Arts and Culture at the University of Sydney.

Career highlights:
  • philanthropy manager at the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.
  • company representative at the Berlinale European Film Market and World Congress for Science & Factual Producers.
  • award-winning director, producer and writer of  STILLE NACHT (2019), distributed by SBS on Demand, screened at Flickerfest, Down Under Berlin, Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival & more. Nominated for 11 awards, won five including Best LGBT Film, Best Student Short Film & Best First Time Director.
  • editor at NINE for The Today Show, Weekend Today, Today Extra & Nine News.
  • associate producer & production manager on feature film, THE COLLECTORS (directed by Alex Munt, 2018-2020)
  • producer of  STAN FRANKLIN (2017), distributed by ABC iView.