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Lee Matthews

Lee Matthews boasts a long career within the Australian arts industry. In recent years he has turned his attention towards the film and television industry.

Recognised as an authority on arts funding and festival management his professional business credits (to name a few) include managing and producing the Melbourne Midsumma Festival as well as a key development role with Queer Screen the producers of the Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival.

Recently graduating from the VCA with a postgraduate diploma in Film & Television (Producing), he has been involved in the management of 20 successful short films, producing nine of those himself. In 2003 and 2007, Lee and his family were the principal subjects in Emma Crimmings’ SBS documentaries: Two men and a baby; and Two men and two babies; where he worked extensively both in front of and behind the camera.

Lee's screen interests are varied, along with his interest in the kinds of screen content he is interested in producing. All influenced by great content creators such as Alan Ball (Six Feet Under), Aaron Sorkin (West Wing), Joss Whedon (Buffy) and Diablo Cody (United States of Tara).

With extensive business acumen, and a passion for innovative story telling, he is well placed as principal of Matthewswood Productions Pty Ltd. An in demand and innovative producer, this year's calendar promises an already busy schedule for Lee and his production company, with both corporate and privately backed development projects underway for television, cinema and online content.

Short film credits

Image from You and I, Brigitte

You and I, Brigitte

Australia | Feb 2012 | 13:30
The lines of reality and perception are beginning to blur in Brigitte’s world as she struggles to accept that the life and love she once knew is long ...
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Information on this profile is provided by the person and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 8 Oct 2011