Lee Matthews

Producer - Matthewswood Films

Lee Matthews is a Melbourne based producer experienced in the production and development of feature-length comedies, television documentaries and short films.

He graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2010 with a postgraduate diploma in Film & Television (Producing) and was accepted into Screen Producers Australia’s ‘One’s to Watch’ emerging producer program the following year. In 2013 he was commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) to produce the broadcast documentary Our Little Secret, and received a short film finishing funds grant from Screen Australia for the short version of Emo (the Musical), which went on to receive the ‘Special Mention’ runner-up to the Crystal Bear award for Best Short Film in the Generation+ competition at the 2014 Berlinale.

He successfully developed, produced and funded the feature version of EMO the Musical within two years, securing the support of Screen Australia, Film Victoria and the MIFF Premiere Fund. He also co-produced the feature length body-swap comedy The Heckler.

Prior to filmmaking, Lee worked in arts funding and festivals management, include managing and producing the Melbourne Midsumma Festival as well as Queer Screen’s Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival.

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