Matthew graduated at the University of Technology Sydney with a Bachelor in Communications (Media Arts & Production) and International Studies (Major in Germany), receiving the Dean’s Merit Award for consistent high academic achievement, plus an Honourable Mention.
He is currently employed at the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra as Philanthropy Manager, previously working in news and broadcast television at NINE including the Today Show. Matthew has also worked across a slate of narrative fiction, documentary and media arts projects in a variety of roles including producer, director, production manager, assistant director, writer and editor. He is interested in Screen Business, Film Finance, Philanthropy and the Performing Arts.
He produced and directed the award-winning short film STILLE NACHT which premiered at the Academy Award qualifying Flickerfest International Short Film Festival and found distribution with SBS on Demand after a successful run on the international film festival circuit. He later co-founded WAYFLAIR, an entertainment company dedicated to unmaking prejudice through the power of storytelling.
Matthew has also studied and worked in Berlin with his fluency in German language. He warmly welcomes you to say ‘Guten Tag’.