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Matt Scholten (pronouns: he/him/his) is an award-winning director, writer, producer, educator and acting coach based in Meanjin/Brisbane, Queensland Australia.

Matt works in theatre, film, television and university settings and he is the Artistic Director & Creative Producer of prolific independent theatre company If Theatre (est. 2006).

If Theatre’s most recent production is the acclaimed MOTHER.

Matt’s first film as writer/director BELONGING funded by Screen Australia and Network Ten won the 2020 Melbourne Queer Film Festival award for Best Documentary and was a finalist for the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the 2020 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Film Festival.

He is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and the University of Melbourne and is a member of the MEAA, Australian Writer’s Guild and Australian Director’s Guild.

His theatre work has been produced by Melbourne Theatre Company, Belvoir Street Theatre, QPAC, JUTE, Tasmanian Theatre Company and Regional Arts Victoria and many more.

Matt is currently developing a range of new theatre and
screen based projects as writer/director.

For all professional engagements please contact Tracy LeMin at management11



I work in many locations in Australia however my creative practice is based on the lands of the Turrbal and Yugara people, the First Nations owners of Meanjin. I respectfully acknowledge all elders past, present and emerging and also that sovereignty of this country was never ceded. This always was and aways will be Aboriginal Land.

(c) 2021 Matt Scholten