Matt de Casanove

Matt de Casanove

New House Cinema

Director, producer and screenwriter in Sydney, Australia

About Matt

Finalist for screenplay 'Wait and Hope' - Stage32 2nd Annual Comedy Screenplay Competition Matt started his creative career in music; studying, working, and performing in the local music industry in Queensland, Australia, with brief photography jobs in between. Later he studied acting, theatre, photography, and literature. In 2004 he started study at Griffith Film School, and later also at Australian Film Television and Radio School. While studying he began working in film productions in various crewing roles. Turning towards managing film festivals, he produced and directed the 48 Hour Film Project (Brisbane), and has continued on various other international film festivals. Since 2015, he setup a new film festival in Sydney in support of indie filmmakers. Matt continues to work on his own screenwriting and film projects as a creative side to festival work.

Name: Matt de Casanove

Lives in: Sydney, Australia

Company: New House Cinema

Occupation: Director, Producer and Screenwriter


  • Sweet Dreamality

    Sweet Dreamality (2017 - 2016)
    Film (Drama and Short) Producer A young woman deciphers the meanings of her dreams when she wakes in the middle of the night.

  • Girl Waits, Cinema Ends

    Girl Waits, Cinema Ends (2014)
    Film (Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music and 1 More) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Pareidolia Lane

    Pareidolia Lane (2014)
    Film (Short, Drama and Mystery) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Orange

    Orange (2013)
    Film (Comedy, Romance and Short) Producer A hippie can't help but get in the way of his pregnant wife who is going into labour.

  • Akiva

    Akiva (2010)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer A sheltered Holocaust survivor rejoins life after meeting a curious boy.

  • Heaven in a Wild Flower

    Heaven in a Wild Flower (2009)
    Film (Comedy, Crime, Drama and Short) Producer Tragedy strikes the friendship between a schoolgirl and a homeless man after he is believed to have committed a heinous crime against her.

  • Radio Pirates

    Radio Pirates (2009)
    Film (Drama and Short) Art department It's 1965 and rock music is shaking up the world but not in Auckland New Zealand. One man's determination will challenge, inspire and lead a bunch rebel deejay's into an un-chartered political nightmare. A boat called the Tiri will be their freedom, broadcasting from international waters to avoid prosecution. Based on a true story, a bold bid to free the airwaves and bring rock n' roll to the people. Written by Andrew Gunn

  • Malibu Shark Attack

    Malibu Shark Attack (2009)
    TV Movie (Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Casting department An underwater earthquake generates a tsunami that strikes Malibu, bringing a hunting pack of prehistoric-looking goblin sharks to the surface. Although the beach is evacuated before the big wave strikes, a group of lifeguards and a crew of construction workers are stranded in the high water and have to fight the sharks to get to dry land. Written by

  • The Pessimist

    The Pessimist (2009)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Casting department Add a Plot »

  • Lost Track

    Lost Track (2008)
    Film (Short) Art department A moving story of an old man isolated in his memories of a lost era. Ghostly sounds of a steam engine echoing across the moonlit landscape tantalize Max transporting him to his beloved childhood in the railway workshops. What has happened in Max's life that has brought him to this point? Written by Alain J Francois

  • Stray/Stay

    Stray/Stay (2007)
    Video (Short, Drama and Family) Camera and Electrical Department Death is only a start of her journey.


  • *Semi-Finalist* - San Mauro Torinese International Film Festival

  • *Official Selection* - Five Continents International Film Festival

  • *Official Selection* - Short to the Point International Film Festival

  • *Finalist* - 2nd Annual Stage32 Comedy Screenplay Competition

  • *Finalist* - Open Road Film Festival (Australia)


  • Griffith Film School, Queensland College of Arts, Griffith University (Brisbane, QLD)

Matt's Profile Statistics

  • Since: November 2015
  • Last online: 1 week ago
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Matt's network

Aura Films
Timothy John Woolmer
Daniel Stawanski
Tanya Kersey
Benedicte Beaugeois
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