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About Matthew

I’m a screenwriter with a taste for writing for any medium, whether it’S TV, film or online, and in any genre, but especially horror, drama, action, comedy or a bastard hybrid of them all. My screenplays have won some competitions and placed in international contests. I am engaged with a number of producers who have my scripts in various degrees of development, from the shopping the script around international film festivals to get finance to co-writing original works right down to the “who are you and how did you get this number?”

My screenplay, the romantic dramedy "Out of Nowhere", about the relationship between two gay men, one of whom is a leading Aussie Rules football player too afraid to come out, won the Australian Writers Guild's 50th Anniversary "What's Love Got to Do With It?" National Screenwriting Competition. “Out of Nowhere” was most recently selected as the Grand Prize Winner in the 2019 LGBTQ Screenwriting Contest. My screenplay "Troy Town" has placed as quarter- and semi-finalist in international screenwriting competitions and was shortlisted in the Australians in Film Gateway LA Screenwriting Program. “Troy Town” was most recently selected as semi-finalist in the 2019 Edinburgh Screenwriting Competition and a finalist in the 2019 Big Apple Film Festival (BAFF) Screenwriting Competition.

Born in Melbourne, Australia, I live in country Victoria with my husband and our chocolate spoodle, Coco, who insists on being paid top dollar for her researching and co-writing skills. I was recently hired by a US production company for a screenplay rewrite on an existing project. I also want to write a book (or twenty), but at the moment am focussed on screenwriting.

Loglines

  • Mayday Hill

    Mayday Hill Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror Thriller When a young couple move to a picturesque country town for the new start they desperately need, they awaken an evil determined to use them to bring about the end of all things.

  • Out of Nowhere

    Out of Nowhere Budget: $100K - $1M | Romance Comedy Literature and football are worlds apart, but when Ed and Kelvin fall for each other after accidents thrust them together, they must overcome the powerful and unbending influences of their disparate lives in a world that isn’t always as accepting as many assume.

  • Troy Town

    Troy Town Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller Horror Finding himself trapped in an abandoned asylum in the present, Nick’s attempts to escape trigger a mind-bending loop between that reality and one sixty years in the past - as a patient of the asylum - fighting to escape before the horrors of either time destroy him.

  • Sisters

    Sisters Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller Drama Three estranged sisters come together to bury their mother and are forced to face terrible secrets about her past that spark a journey of revenge.

Awards

  • Edinburgh Screenwriting Competition (Semi-Finalist)
    (2019)

  • LGBTQ Screenwriting Competition (Winner)
    (2019)

  • Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition (Finalist)
    (2019)

  • Australians in Film Gateway LA Screenplay Program (Shortlist)
    (2015)

  • Spotlight Screenplay Competition (Semi-Finalist)
    (2015)

  • Stage 32 Happy Writers Feature Screenplay Contest (Quarter-Finalist)
    (2015)

  • The Blood List New Blood Screenplay Contest (Semi-Finalist)
    (2014)

  • The Blood List New Blood Screenplay Contest (Quarter-Finalist)
    (2014)

  • Australian Writers Guild "What's Love Got To Do With It?" Screenwriting Contest
    (2013)

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