Screenwriter | Playwright | Actor
Matt’s feature film adaptation of his play Girl Asleep (supported by The Hive Production Fund) debuted at the Adelaide Film Festival and went on to open the 2016 Generation 14 Plus Program at Berlin International Film Festival. It also won The Age Critics’ Award for best film at Melbourne International Film Festival, the Grand Jury Prize at The Seattle International Film Festival, the Cinefest Oz Prize for 2016 and has been nominated for 7 AACTA awards.
As an actor his film credits include: GIRL ASLEEP, THE GREAT GATSBY, AUSTRALIA, YOU CAN’T STOP THE MURDERS and MOULIN ROUGE.
Matt has written 11 plays for the stage, which have been produced nationally and internationally. They include School Dance, Fugitive, Girl Asleep, Big Bad Wolf, Harbinger, Silver, Old Man, Cinderella and Seventeen.
Matt’s latest play Fight with All Your Might the Zombies of The Night, winner of the 2015 Foundation Commission Award, premiered at ATYP in November 2016. Matt was among the seven Sidney Myer Creative Fellows chosen in 2012.