I make films, take photos, and create videos


I make films, take photos, and create videos

I started making short films with my friends and family at age 13. They were mostly tasteless, “Friday the 13th” inspired slashers, but pure fun and great practice.
I was awarded with over 15 student film awards while at high school, before I cemented my film education with a degree in production at Queensland College of Art, in Brisbane.

I have created end-to-end video content for big name brands such as Qantas, Aveo, Sunshine Coast Council, Suncorp and Football Australia.

My photography has been awarded and featured on LensCulture and at the LA Cinefest.

My love for music has seen me direct videos for some of the world’s most celebrated electronic artists, such as Booka Shade, Cosmic Gate and Fonzerelli.

In 2011 I became a last minute “on-set” replacement director on the low budget Australian teen drama, Circle Of Lies. Empire Magazine called it “An authentic teen drama that speaks directly to its audience”. Film Ink said “Circle Of Lies is quietly impressive”.

In 2013 my short film, Inside, was a celebrated Tropfest finalist. Sydney Morning Herald Film critic, Giles Hardie, wrote, “It was Inside that stood out from the pack, with a blend of colour, emotion and madness that was worthy of its Wizard Of Oz style final image”. Trashbaggery said Inside was, “A powerful, at times terrifying film, with raw, very convincing performances. A poignant little gem about self-expression misunderstood”. 

In 2016 I ventured to Berlin to shoot my latest short, Late Fall. DC Shorts said “This is one of the most unconventional films about companionship, grief and revenge. A well told story with a highly engaging premise. Stylish to a fault, beautifully shot with just the right amount of bittersweet”.


Late Fall (2017)
15 minutes
Writer / Director: Matt Cerwen
Producers: Natalie Evans-Freke, Tai Dixon, Matt Cerwen
Cinematographer: Matt Cerwen

Inside (2013)
7 minutes
Writer / Director: Matt Cerwen
Producers: Kieran Cato, Matt Cerwen
Cinematographer: Robert Agganis


Rauður Konan Ferðir : Iceland Tourism (2016)
2 minutes – Branded content
Director: Matt Cerwen
Producers: Tai Dixon, Asný Varmarsdsdóttir, Matt Cerwen
Cinematographer, Editor: Matt Cerwen
Qantas Reconnections: Winton (2014)
5 minutes – Branded content
Director, Producer: Matt Cerwen
Cinematographer: Robert Agganis
Editor: Matt Cerwen
Qantas: Socceroos World Cup (2014)
1 minute – Branded content
Director, Producer: Matt Cerwen
Camera, Editor: Matt Cerwen
Furry Friends of Aveo 2 (2019)
2 minutes – Branded content
Producers: Matt Cerwen, Lauren Hoskin
Camera, Editor, Concept: Matt Cerwen
Cosmic Gate & Arnej – Sometimes They Come Back For More (2013)
5 minutes – Music video
Writer, Director: Matt Cerwen
Producers: Matt Cerwen, Josh Wolfe
Cinematographer: Robert Agganis
Aveo: The Parks (Cairns) (2019)
3 minutes – Corporate
Producers: Matt Cerwen, Lauren Hoskin
Camera, Editor: Matt Cerwen


Circle of Lies (2012)  aka Short Beach
85 minutes
Director: Matt Cerwen
Producers: Steve Jaggi, Liz Shute
Production Budget: $450K
Studio: Marvista / Warner Bros.
Circle of Lies –  Premiere TV Promo (2015)
20 seconds
Channel 9 (Go)
New Years Eve 2015



late fall has finished its impressive festival run

Official Selection: Newport Beach Film Festival. Best Foreign Short, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography at LA LIVE. Best Screenplay at Largo Film Awards, Switzerland. Official Selection at The Melbourne Underground Film Festival. Official Selection at the...



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