Matthew Thorne is an Australian film director and photographer whose work is focused around the relationship between people, land, mortality and spirituality.
Recent work includes intertextual film and photographic projects, "The Sand That Ate The Sea" a narrative short film shot in opal mining country in South Australia about fatherhood and grief. "Gaib" a docu-narative film shot on 16mm in a remote fishing village in West Java about death, spirituality, and community. A documentary series "Positive Movements" shot in Baltimore and Philadelphia following two communities groups in two of the most violent, underprivileged communities in America- and their positive messages. Reportage photography series shot in Iran, and Russia. And a photography book, "For My Father", shot in Japan and published via Palm* (UK).
Commercial work includes additional second unit direction and photography for Alien: Covenant, photography for Huawei with Henry Cavill & Scarlett Johansson, photography on Justin Kurzel’s feature film "The True History Of The Kelly Gang", and Direction for commercial film work for Lexus, Audi and Qantas.
Matthew’s film work has been shown at the Cannes Lions Festival, Young Director Award (Cannes Lions Festival), One Screen Awards (The One Show), LA Music Video Festival, Adfest & Spikes Asia, And his photography has been exhibited in Melbourne, Sydney and Berlin.
Awards and Festivals
2017 Gold Lotus - Adfest (Film)
2016 Bronze Lion - Cannes Lions
2016 Silver Spikes - Spikes Asia (Film)
2016 Silver Clio - Clio Awards (Film Technique)
2016 Bronze Clio - Clio Awards (Film)
2014 Gold Young Director Award - Cannes Lions
2014 One Screen Award - One Show
2014 Official Selection - LA Music Video Festival
2017 "For My Father" Fiftyfive, Melbourne (Solo Exhibition)
2017 "For My Father" Pembroke Gallery, Adelaide (Solo Exhibition)
2017 "For My Father" m2 Gallery, Sydney (Solo Exhibition)
2016 "The Real Housewives of Neukölln" The Club, Berlin (Group Exhibition)
2018 "For My Father" Palm* (UK), ISBN: 978-0-9934450-4-0
2018 This On That (Interview)
2018 The Heavy Collective (Interview)
2018 FotoRoom (Interview)
2018 Monster Children (Interview)
2018 Unveild (Interview)
2018 C41 (Interview)
2018 Then There Was Us (Interview)