For the past 25 years, Matthew has straddled careers in three industries: journalism, television animation and photography, winning numerous awards for his work, including a nomination as journalist of the year. He has produced television shows for Netflix, Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Sky and many more. Jungle Beat, a show Matthew grew from a tiny IP into a now has 10 million Youfollowers now
In 2019 Matthew created, produced and directed Team Jay , a CGI comedy series for Juventus Football Club and Nickelodeon (based on the Juventus mascot that Matthew helped to create).
In 2021, After more than a decade of research, investigation and interviews, Matthew produced his first podcast, The Inge Lotz Story (available on Spotify), which resulted in a Journalist of the Year nomination.
Matthew currently lives in London where he has just completed producing the pre-production of Wereworld, a CGI series for Netflix.
May 2023, Glasgow: Glasgow Gallery of Photography: Story 2023 Reportage Exhibition
March 2022, London: Sony World Photography Awards
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 (pitch)
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 (for DP Mike Downie)
Official Selection: New York International Independent Film Fest (Clowns)
SAFTA Award - Best Film (Clowns)
SAFTA Award - Best Script (Clowns)
SAFTA Award - Editing (Clowns)
SAFTA Award - Cinematography (for DP Mike Downie) (Clowns)
SAFTA Award - Sound (for Sound Mixer Barry Donnely) (Clowns)