Matthew Newton is a Director/ Cinematographer and Photographer based in Hobart, Tasmania and heads up Rummin Productions. He has shot numerous documentaries that have been broadcast nationally as well as feature documentaries for festival release. He has worked on shoots in over a dozen counties, often in remote locations, and has worked as a second unit director on many of these.
His photographic work is regularly chosen amongst the countries best and exhibited in the nations premier photographic art prizes. He has been a finalist in the National Portrait Prize, the Moran Prize for Contemporary Photography and the Bowness Photographic Prize on a number of occasions. Matthew has also received several awards and accolades for his work.
He regularly photographs for editorial and news publications throughout Australia and has been recognised for his work documenting the struggle for Tasmania’s forests over the last decade, as a finalist in the Australian of the Year awards and the Walkley awards for journalism.
His short documentary namanu rruni | Albatross Island, which is a poetic look at Albatross island Screened in competition at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival 2018, won Best Conservation Film, Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 2018 , New York, and Best short film New York Wild Film Festival 2019.
University of Tasmania
The Bob Brown Foundation
The Tasmanian Land Conservancy
The Tasmanian Government
Australian Geographic Outdoor
The New York Times
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Accounting for Nature