Matthew Horrocks is Head of Development & Production at Screenwest.
Matt is responsible for the management of Screenwest’s development & production funding programs; leading the design, development and implementation of Screenwest’s project and practitioner development, digital and Indigenous programs to ensure they are industry relevant and achieve Screenwest’s strategic priorities; and providing high-level advice to industry and applicants on the creative development of teams and projects.
Matt has produced short films, documentaries and feature films in New Zealand, most recently BEYOND THE KNOWN WORLD. In the UK he worked in production roles on 28 DAYS LATER and CALENDAR GIRLS.
Matt was a Development Executive, and Industry Training Executive for the New Zealand Film Commission during a highly successful period for the NZ film industry. He also guest lectures, played a key role in setting up Script-to-Screen and designed and instigated the “Big Screen Symposium,” New Zealands’s leading annual event for film and tv makers.