Matt is an emerging screenwriter and director.
In 2019, he will write and direct BELONGING supported by Screen Australia and Channel Ten’s Out Here Initiative. BELONGING is a documentary from Toyshop Entertainment that follows 18-year-old LGBTQI+ activist Sam Watson as he takes a road trip from Hobart to north-west Tasmania to examine the impact and influence of gay rights activist Rodney Croome’s public fight for gay law reform, which began in the 1980s and continues today. Watson explores what life is like for young LGBTQI+ people in regional Tasmania in 2019. The documentary will be produced Ruby Schmidt with Dena Curtis (Shadow Trackers) working as story producer. Noni Hazlehurst and Veronica Fury (Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks) are executive producers.
In 2018, Matt Scholten and Noni Hazlehurst were the recipients of Screen Queensland’s Talent Development Fund for the creation of a pilot episode and series bible for a new television series called ALL YOU NEED.
In 2013, Matt completed a Director’s Attachment with Channel Seven Productions on drama series A PLACE TO CALL HOME.