Writer and Director for Film and TV

Matthew made his debut as writer/director with the short films Julian and The Amber Amulet, which won back to back Crystal Bears for Best Short film at The 62nd and 63rd Berlin International Film Festivals.

Other awards for his shorts included The AACTA Award for Best Short Film from the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts, The AWGIE Award for Best Short Screenplay from The Australian Writers Guild, The Audience Award at TIFF Kids, selection as one of seven short films to screen at Les Cesar Academie Des Arts Et Techniques Du Cinema’s Golden Night of The Worlds Best Short Films of the Year in Paris, and the Oscar-qualifying Grand Prix from the Heartland Film Festival.

Matthew recently directed on Tony McNamara's Emmy-nominated comedy series The Great for Hulu and MRC Entertainment, starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult. In addition to directing on season 2 of the hit show, Matthew was also part of the writers room.

Other streaming and network directing credits include: Diary of an Uber Driver, a six-part half-hour comedy for ABC of which Matthew set up and directed the entire first season; Colin From Accounts for CBS All Access and Binge; Bump for Stan; and Offspring for Network 10.




Creator Tony McNamara
Producer Marian Macgowan
  • Elle Fanning
  • Nicholas Hoult
  • An occasionally true, satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest-reigning female ruler in Russia's history.

    Matthew also participated in the writers room for this season.

    MRC Entertainment for Hulu
    Creator Patrick Brammall & Harriet Dyer
    Producer Ian Collie & Rob Gibson

    A romantic comedy about two slightly lost souls brought together by a nipple flash and a car collision with a dog.

    CBS All Access & Binge
    3 x 30'
    Creator Kelsey Munroe & Claudia Karvan
    Producer Claudia Karvan, Dan Edwards, & John Edwards

    An unexpected pregnancy complicates the lives of two families. The series centres around Oly, an ambitious and high achieving teenage girl who has a surprise baby.

    Creator Thomas Ward
    Producer Martha Coleman & Lauren Edwards

    The series follows Ben, an Uber driver. Against the ticking clock of impending fatherhood, Ben
    must decipher what being relevant looks like in a relationship that seems to think he's surplus to
    requirements. Luckily, he has a revolving car door of human behaviour to trawl through for clues.

    All3Media for ABC Australia
    Creator Debra Oswald
    Producer Imogen Banks & Nicole O'Donohue
    Writer Alice Bell & Christine Bartlett

    The story of the impossible loves of 30-something obstetrician Nina Proudman and her fabulously
    messy family.

    Endemol Australia for Network 10


    Writer & Director & Producer 

    Producer Rob Jago

    62nd Berlin International Film Festival - Crystal Bear for Best Short Film

    The AACTA Award for Best Short Film from the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts

    Set in a year 4 classroom in 1981, Julian explores a day in the life of a 9-year-old boy. Julian's need to speak his truth and his strong urge to do what he thinks is right begins to unravel his world. As Julian faces these challenges we begin to see the qualities that will inform the man he is to become.

    Year of the Rabbit Films
    Producer Lauren Edwards & Genevieve Hegney
    Writer Genevieve Hegney

    63rd Berlin International Film Festival - Crystal Bear for Best Short Film

    The Oscar-qualifying Grand Prix from The Heartland Film Festival

    The AWGIE Award for Best Short Screenplay from The Australian Writers Guild

    Based on the novella by Craig Silvey. This is the story of a 10 year old superhero, a beagle, an amber amulet and the potential that is locked inside all of us.

    Year of the Rabbit Films & Goalpost Pictures

    Writer & Director 

    Producer Lauren Edwards & Liam Heyen

    A young actress playing the role of Viola in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night begins to question her identity as she is consumed by the role.

    Year of the Rabbit Films & Goalpost Pictures