Matthew graduated at the University of Technology Sydney with a Bachelor in Communications (Media Arts & Production) and International Studies (Major in Germany), received the Dean’s Merit Award in 2017 for consistent high academic achievement, plus an Honourable Mention.
He is currently employed at NINE as editor of The Today Show & Weekend Today where he contributes to Australia’s leading commercial news and entertainment content on broadcast television.
In 2017, Matthew was mentored in film distribution at COBOX (formerly known as Postbox Studios), the producers of award-winning feature documentary, ZACH’S CEREMONY, for which Matthew coordinated the development of merchandising and assisted on various projects.
Matthew works across a vast spectrum of narrative fiction content and media arts, freelancing his skills and experience as a production manager, an assistant director, a development producer, a writer, producer and director. Matthew’s portfolio ranges from writing screenplays, to directing short films, assisting feature film productions and developing transmedia projects.
He created the award-winning German-Australian short film STILLE NACHT which premiered at the Academy Award qualifying Flickerfest International Short Film Festival and was curated in the current crop of Australian films to premiere at Europe’s leading film festival for Australian & New Zealand cinema, Down Under Berlin. On this project, Matthew collaborated with highly distinguished talents including Heath Ledger Scholarship Winner Charmaine Bingwa, leading cast Belinda Giblin and Matilda Ridgway, 2019 Screen Australia Onbass Fellowship winning cinematographer Meg White and more. Matthew is currently adapting further German-Australian stories for the screen across various formats.
Matthew has managed projects in Berlin and Sydney, working bilingually with his fluency in German. His 2015 production STAN FRANKLIN also found distribution with ABC iView in 2017.