Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown


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 now has 10 million YouTube followers.

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


2023 51st Annual Annie Awards (Best TV/Media – Limited Series) - Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire (Triggerfish Animation/ Disney) - Development Producer

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)

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