DIRECTOR. WRITER. SHOWRUNNER/EP.
A UNIQUE HANDS-ON STORY TELLER WITH A PROVEN INTERNATIONAL TRACK RECORD ACROSS AWARD WINNING TV, DOCUMENTARY AND FILM.
Five broken arms, a fractured femur, sixty two stitches and a puncture wound to the groin from being shot by an arrow at an 8th grade history excursion. By the age of 13, Matt’s life of adventure and curiosity had started to take it’s toll.
Just as well he’s a fast learner. By his late 20’s Matt had surfed, sailed and dived across the globe, finished a degree in environmental science, worked on films and been plucked from a pile of documentary researcher resumes to become an accidental international science and adventure reporter for National Geographic and Discovery. Turning his curiosity into his career and the unique understanding of the world and people around him that’s led from it into his tools.
Matt has since gone on to forge a unique career as creative force behind the camera - his track record now spanning 19 years across TV and film as a director, writer and showrunner/EP in a diversity of genres, styles and formats that few can match.
His experience includes all facets of production, large and small - including massive Shark Week shows for Discovery, acclaimed short films for the Al Gore Live Earth events, public PSA's for environmental groups, reality, crime and even children's shows. He specialises in large scale one-off docs and long running series.
Through this experience, Matt has gained both exposure to a stunning array of stories and people informing his creative perspective, but also a range of production work flows, methods and technology to suit any story.
Matt's ambitions lay in the world of fiction feature films and series - using the incredible characters, places, dramas, sights, scenes and smells he's studied along the way as fuel for his creative armoury. His first feature film as Writer, CAUGHT INSIDE found international critical acclaim, and he now has multiple feature screenplays and series synopsis in his ever growing slate. His stories, set in a range of contexts, places and genres centre largely on humanities relationships with the natural and social world around us.
Matt is an elite level ocean racing yachtsman, a fanatical surfer and waterman. He lives with his wife and two children near the harbour in Sydney.
The broken bones heal. The curiosity it seems, is a work in progress.
Further details available on request.