Matt Vesely

Closer Productions - Development Manager, Writer & Director

Matt Vesely is a South Australian writer, director and comedian. Matt works as a development manager at Closer Productions, has directed a number of successful shorts and worked as a writer across TV & film. Matt’s latest short, the sci-fi comedy SYSTEM ERROR, was produced by Kirsty Stark Stateless and selected for the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival.

My Best Friend is Stuck on the Ceiling, produced by Sophie Hyde, Christine Williams and CloserProductions, premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival in 2015. It was nominated for the DENDY Award for Best Australian Short at the Sydney Film Festival, receiving a special mention for the Short Screenplay Award, and had its international premiere at Palm Springs International ShortFest.

Matt was a writer on Closer’s ABCTV comedy series F*#!ing Adelaide and the script producer for the company’s acclaimed 4-part drama for SBS, The Hunting. Matt continues to lead Closer’s writers’ rooms and develop his own television projects, including a series based on System Error, supported by Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation.

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