Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown


Matthew was born into a staunchly anti-aparthied family in Cape Town, South Africa. His older brothers included an activist and a news cameraman. It was somewhat inevitable that Matthew's first love was photojournalism.

After school Matthew began a career in television: first as an editor, then director and producer. He has won awards for his photography, journalism, podcasts, documentaries and animation.

He currently lives in London.


2022 Vodacom Journalist of the Year nominee - The Inge Lotz Story (podcast)

2022 Sony World Photography Awards nominee - 8x10 photograph of Rob van Vuuren

2022 Media24 Excellence Awards winner in the special project category - The Inge Lotz Story (podcast)

2022 IAB Bookmarks Silver Award - The Inge Lotz Story (podcast)

2022 INMA Global Media Awards finalist - The Inge Lotz Story (podcast)

2020 Annecy Africa du Monde winner - Animated Feature - The Oil of Amadi

YouTube Gold Play Button - 1 million subscribers - Jungle Beat (animated series)

Atlanta Film Festival: Nominated for Best Documentary (Glitterboys & Ganglands)

San Diego Film Festival: Best LBGT Film (Glitterboys & Ganglands)

Mail and Guardian Top Young South Africans

South African Society of Cinematographers - Visual Spectrum Trophy

Official Selection: New York International Independent Film Fest (Clowns)

SAFTA Award - Best Film (Clowns)

SAFTA Award - Best Script (Clowns)

SAFTA Craft Award - Editing (Clowns)

SAFTA Craft Award - Cinematography (Clowns)

SAFTA Craft Award - Sound (Clowns)

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