My name is Matt, and I’m a bold Screen & Media professional based out of Newcastle Australia. I have a driving passion for disability advocacy and factual narrative story telling. Born with Nystagmus (Visual Impairment), Ive made it my mission to achieve despite my setbacks,
In early 2013 I began my formal training in the Screen & Media field combing my hobby with a career and studied a CERT IV, Diploma & Advanced Diploma in Screen & Media at the Newcastle School Of Film And Television (TAFE).
My career has given me the privilege of working with some of Australis best corporate brands and agencies; including New South Wales Ambulance, Headspace & Cancer Council NSW just to name a few.
I have gained numerous paid industry positions and built a reputation for being bold, profesional and forward thinking, these points are reflected in my most recent work when I decided to turn the lens to a topic that is personal to me, Nystagmus.
Utilising materials and knowledge available to me I set out to explore the condition in a way that is modern, selfless and inclusive. The goal was to democratise the filmmaking process and turn the control over to the participant to tell their story. For this we utilised emerging technology such as Smartphones, and
developed a set of tools and guides to make the film accessible to anyone, with any skill set. As a creative, my ambition is to do something that scares me, I believe this mindset is essential to progressing in my field, as is something that sets me apart from the rest.