Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Performing And Screen Arts from UNITEC in 2007 and has a postgraduate diploma from the University of Auckland, but has been working professionally since touring with the Australian based production of The Lion King in 2004. He is also a theatre director and critic, and a script advisor for stage and screen. Matt is a member of New Zealand Actors’ Equity and is also the sole New Zealand member of the International Association of Theatre Critics.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2013 Short+Sweet James Wallace Trust Emerging Artist Award 2012 Short+Sweet Equity Best Actor Award 2011 Hackman Theatreview Best Review Quote of the Year Award
|06 / 2013||Fisher & Paykel "Roast"||Lead||NZ, Australia, China||Finch||Jae Morrison|
|02 / 2012||AUDI||Featured||Worldwide||Cowley Films||Seen Meehan|
|02 / 2012||Southern Cross Travel Insurance||Co Lead||Australia||The Sweet Shop|
|04 / 2011||2012||SPEIGHTS "Southern Man Finishing School"||Urban Man||NZ||Curious Films||Josh Frizell|
|12 / 2010||Slurpee||Featured||Australia||Robbers Dog||Adam Stevens|
|09 / 2010||2011, 2012||National Bank||Lead||NZ||Robbers Dog||Gaysorn Thavat|
|09 / 2008||Whitcoulls||Lead||NZ||Robbers Dog|
|06 / 2007||KFC||Lead||NZ 1 month||Flying Fish|
|04 / 2007||2008||Telecom||Lead||NZ||Television Spaceman||Summer Agnew|
ACROBATICS, ATHLETICS, BASS GUITAR, CLARINET, COMMEDIA D'LARTE, DANCE (Ballroom & Folk), DOUBLE BASS, FULL DRIVERS LICENSE, FENCING, GOLF, GERMAN, HORSE RIDE, SAXOPHONE, SHOOTING, SINGING (Baritone/Tenor-G above middle C to 2 octaves down to low G), MUSICAL THEATRE, STAGE COMBAT, STUNT FIGHTING, SWIM, YOGA.