Having originally studied graphic design and photography, Matt got his break in the film industry working in the art department before becoming an assistant director and production manager on a raft of commercials, music promos and features. This apprenticeship has given him a well-rounded knowledge of the business.
After shooting a number of test spots, he made the jump into directing after being commissioned to write and direct ‘Trimming The Fat’, a short for BBC Films. The next five years saw him shooting films for clients such as Barclays, Vodafone, The Sun, Budweiser, Samsung and Fiat, collaborating with many agencies at home and abroad including BBH, Ogilvy NY, Krow, MullenLowe, Grey, WCRS, Special Group Sydney, Leo Burnett, The Viral Factory and AMV BBDO.
Matt has worked across many disciplines, from shooting indigenous tribes in the jungles of Tanzania to playing video games with elephants in Thailand; he loves the challenge of riding into the unknown.
An incredibly collaborative director, he loves nothing more than writing for and directing comedic actors; over a number of shorts and commercials he has proven to have a great eye for casting and drawing out fantastic performances and digging in to find the best way of telling a story.
Matt has been described as being “more than capable” and “surprisingly charming”...