been resident in Amsterdam since 2003, working across a number of different
writing styles. Alongside Amsterdam Writers he works as a screenwriter, writing tutor, copywriter and
his company Curlewis
Matthew is both the writer and lead producer of Brilliance, a Netherlands-Poland-UK co-production short film included in Eye International's 'Selected Dutch Shorts 2015' - a collection of the best Dutch short films from 2015. Directed by Miles Roston, Brilliance features such well-known actors as Richard Cordery (Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, About Time), UK Theatre Awards Best Performer 2014 Patrick O'Kane (Game of Thrones, The Borgias) and Lyne Renee (Strikeback, Banshee).
As a copywriter and consultant, Matthew's client list includes Russia's Kinotavr Film Festival, Strawberry Frog (Emirates Airline), Kong Amsterdam (Sony Computer Entertainment), Binger Filmlab, Time Out Amsterdam, TribalDDB (Gucci Parfums, VW Beetle) and Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply.
His feature film project Breath of Life was shortlisted for the 2010 Sundance Sloan Foundation Commissioning Grant and his Ka-Ching Cartoons commissioned
script Kakkerlak! A Nuclear Opera received grant monies from
the Dutch Film Fund.
Some pieces of
journalism as the Binger Reporter can be found here.
Matthew led a number of sold out workshops in creative writing and screenwriting
with Amsterdam's wordsinhere, before founding Amsterdam Writers in 2009.
He holds certificates in Scriptwriting and Script Editing from the Binger
Filmlab, a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Criticism and Performance Studies
from New York University, and is a certified Workshop Leader in the Amherst
Writers and Artists Training Method.
Matthew is also the great grandson of Ethel Turner, one of Australia's
best-loved authors, most well known for her novel Seven Little Australians,
translated into ten languages and published in more than 40 editions.