Biography

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Matthew graduated at the University of Technology Sydney with a Bachelor in Communications (Media Arts & Production) and International Studies (Major in Germany), and received the Dean’s Merit Award in 2017 for consistent high academic achievement.

In 2018, he co-wrote his first feature length screenplay TOO MANY SORROWS in the crime thriller genre aimed at the U.S. market and was associate producer on his first feature film THE COLLECTORS by Alex Munt at Muntmedia, starring Nicholas Hope, Justin Stewart Cotta, Leo Santangelo and Chloe Coles.

He is currently employed at NINE as editor of The Today Show & Weekend Today where he contributes to presenting the Australian public with leading commercial news and entertainment content on broadcast television.

In 2017, Matthew was mentored at Postbox Studios during the film distribution of award-winning feature-length documentary,  ZACH’S CEREMONY, for which he coordinated the development of merchandising related projects.

Matthew works across a vast spectrum of short film projects, freelancing his skills and experience as a production manager and occasional assistant director.

In 2017, he developed and produced a female-driven German-Australian narrative short film STILLE NACHT on which he creatively enlisted, then collaborated with the highly distinguished talents and likes of 2018 Heath Ledger Scholarship Winner and writer Charmaine Bingwa, leading actresses Belinda Giblin and Matilda Ridgway, and 2019 Screen Australia Onbass Fellowship winning cinematographer Meg White. Matthew also directed the film, illustrating his distinct voice and identity as a creative producer and film director. Matthew is currently adapting and writing a number of further German-Australian stories that are based on true, compelling experiences and events, as mini-series and feature film screenplays.

In 2016, he produced another female-driven narrative short film STRAND, bilingually made in Berlin, which was selected and screened at independent film festivals in Europe and Asia.

His 2015 production STAN FRANKLIN also found distribution with ABC iView in 2017.

Matthew’s current development slate of projects includes the horror short THE BICKERING, collaborating with the creators of ALFRED J HEMLOCK, which received tremendous accolades at over 60 international film festivals and has over 50,000 views on Screamfest’s YouTube Channel.