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 of Emo (the Musical). Emo 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, and he just completed a feature version of the concept funded with the support of Screen Australia, Film Victoria and the MIFF Premiere Fund.
He is currently developing a number of projects with independent filmmakers through his company Matthewswood Productions, and is also part of Victorian filmmaking collective The Comedy Cartel.