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15 November 2022
GREYSTANES receives series funding!
My first production with long-time friend and colleague RYAN CAUCHI. Press release below.
12 March 2022
The Story of Three Sisters opens the 2022 JIFF short film program
It was a great honour to open the Jewish International Film Festival’s short film program alongside internationally best-selling author HEATHER MORRIS and share the story of how our emotional little film came to be, in support of her final, heart-wrenching instalment in the THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ trilogy.
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01 August 2020
WHAT WILL BECOME OF US debuts on FOXTEL and HISTORY channels in Australia
Tune in at 16 August at 7:30 pm for the Australian TV debut of WHAT WILL BECOME OF US
Read more here!
24 October 2019
WHAT WILL BECOME OF US screens across Australia as part of JIFF
26 Screenings across Australia, beginning today!
20 June 2019
WHAT WILL BECOME OF US celebrates THREE SOLD-OUT SCREENINGS at SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2019
What a blast! All three screenings across Sydney sold-out! A tremendous audience response to the film and my Q&A sessions after each! It was great to see you all come out and join us!
Thank you to SFF’s Lisa Kitching, Jenny Neighbour and Bridget Geraghty for making this an unforgettable, fun and smooth experience! And to Steven Cantor’s brilliant direction.
07 May 2019
WHAT WILL BECOME OF US to screen three days at the SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
I’m pleased to host the Sydney screenings of our wonderful film by Steven Cantor and Stick Figure Studios for Tribeca Studios!
Read more about it here:
03 April 2019
WHAT WILL BECOME OF US to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival!
The Stick Figure Studios documentary feature WHAT WILL BECOME OF US for which I am one of the producers, will premiere 02 May at the Tribeca Film Festival.
It is a deeply personal and moving film about these recent years in the life of holocaust survivor and founder of Westfield Shopping Centres, Sir Frank Lowy. Directed by Steven Cantor, it’s been my honour to work with him, Jamie Schutz and the Stick Figure gang again over these past two and half years, not to mention getting to know Sir Frank himself.
Read more about it here:
14 MAY 2018
On the Road for AUTONOMOUS
Filming for AUTONOMOUS, about our future with self-driving vehicles.
Currently in the U.S. and Europe.
Enjoying time with friends and family along the way.
Wish I could tell you what we’ve filmed…but you’ll have to see it for yourself when the film’s out…
In the meantime…
01 March 2018
Announcing ADRENALINE PUMP and it’s first production!
Pleased to announce that the feature-length documentary film AUTONOMOUS: self-driving vehicles and the Future of Humanity is in production under my new ADRENALINE PUMP banner, in partnership with GOODMAN BROTHERS and ROBERT C. MORTON. With photography underway in Australia, soon to be moving to the U.S.A. and Europe.
01 January 2018
Happy New Year Everyone!
Here’s to an incredible 2018 for us all!
05 September 2017
CINEMA AUSTRALIA pics up Matt Ferro Film Slate
WA’s premiere magazine on all things cinema!
24 August, 2017
HUSH HUSH BIZ boosts Matt Ferro’s Australian Film Slate
Hush Hush Biz, an online destination for the latest arts and lifestyle news has promoted the Matt Ferro film slate!
Thanks to Katherine for the great head shot!
11 August 2017
Matt Ferro in The Fundamentals of Animation now in it’s 2nd printing
A year ago today, the The Fundamentals of Animation second edition was published.
I didn’t know until recently of this expanded second edition, so I’m marking its anniversary here.
I’m honored to be quoted and referenced, among such notables in the animation world as Peter Doctor (Pixar)
and Eileen Poon (ILM).
The Fundementals of Animation is one of the most respected and complete overviews of the process of animation creation, both creative and technical. You can get your copy here: Booktopia
24 July, 2017
My Precsient Vision
A colleague reading my blog article below (SCIENTISTS STORE FILM CLIP IN DNA and PLAY IT BACK) reminded me that I actually referenced the same film clip in an article I wrote for international film magazine CINEMA WITHOUT BORDERS in 2007. I didn’t predict that we’d be storing it’s data in bacterial DNA, but I did have faith that soon film would be replaced completely by digital sensors and that there would be no movie left untouched by digital processes. Admittedly, not hard predictions to make!
The article IT’S ALL ABOUT TIME is a “deep read” but it outlines the different ways time is expressed and manipulated in what we still call “film”, no matter what capture or storage medium. Read it here.
21 August, 2017
MEDIASEARCH announces Matt Ferro Australian Film Slate
Mediasearch, a respected online resource for the arts in Australia, has announced the Matt Ferro film slate.
12 July, 2017
SCIENTISTS STORE FILM CLIP IN DNA and PLAY IT BACK
In my short documentary THE SCIENTIST TRYING TO REVERSE EXTINCTIONS (ESPN Films), Dr. Michael Archer talks of his seminal work in extracting ancient DNA from animal species we have extinguished, to bring them back to life and release into the world. Citing that our DNA is just data that can be recorded and accessed, he postulates that the future of mankind won’t be people traveling expensively and slowly through space, but rather we will traverse the universe as a stream of data carrying our genome as a digital recipe to be cooked up on the receiving end, using the same chemicals we’re made of (which are readily available throughout the cosmos).
As we create more and more digital data about us and our world to store, a Harvard University team has announced a breakthrough—the encoding and storing of actual motion picture data in a bacterium’s DNA, then extracting, reconstructing and playing it back on the other end. There are multiple benefits to using bacterial DNA as mass data storage, including permanency, weight and size (215,000 terabytes can fit in just one gram of DNA).
Dr. Archer’s notion that we could store our genome as needed and be able to beam it as our “recipe” to anywhere in the universe could indeed be the final frontier for Mankind. Storing it in a way that is impervious to EMF pulses and other physical threats is a critical first step. And this new advancement might just be it.
And one of the most informative films on today’s topic, below:
10 July, 2017
WELCOME MATHIAS ENGEL
Welcoming Mathias Engel as research and production assistant!
Mathias joins me from France, where he is a business major in University. Later this year he will work for L’Oreal in Brussels, while continuing in Europe to develop my projects, including INTERFERENCE, a psychological thriller adapted from the sensational novel by award-winning French author Amelie Antoine.
27 June 2017
HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY FACE/OFF!
Twenty years ago we celebrated FACE/OFF’s North American opening to public and critical acclaim. Predicting the medical future of today (actual face replacements and 3D printing of body parts and more - now a reality), it truly stands the test of time as a vision of the future that has finally arrived - and as a deep, emotional, edge-of-your seat actioner. Watch it, a fun time guaranteed for all!
Congratulations to my lifelong friends made during the movie:
Barrie M. Osborne, Zareh Nalbandian and Boyd Shermis.
03 June 2017
IN MEMORIUM: KEVIN J. LIPSKIN
My old friend and collaborator Kevin Lipskin passed on today after a years-long, valiant struggle with cancer.
Kevin was an accomplished screenwriter and novelist as well as media law attorney. More than anything he was a true-blue friend to the end.
Miss you already, Kevin.
25 April 2017
Steve Worland launches into STUDS UP!
AACTA-Award winning screenwriter Steve Worland (left) pictured here with my son, a future pro soccer player, discussing the sport as part of our initial story forming sessions for STUDS UP!, at Spectrum Films, Fox Studios Australia.