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Mat Govoni

A dual-graduate of AFTRS in Directing and Screenwriting, Mat wrote and directed the short film, ‘The Misfortune of Others’, that premiered at the 2013 Melbourne International Film Festival (where he was invited to attend the Talent Accelerator program).

His confronting music video for David Bridie, won a Platinum Reel at the 2015 Nevada International Film Festival, while his short documentary on transgender youth, ‘In My Shoes’ (co-directed with Monique Schafter), screened on ABC1 and over thirty festivals worldwide. Multi-skilled, Mat was second-unit cinematographer for Working Dog’s ‘Utopia’ Series 3.
Recently, his short documentary ‘Transitioning at Work’ (co-directed with Monique Schafter) was acquired by ABC iView and premiered in competition at My Queer Career 2018.

With director Adam White, Mat formed production company Future Pictures. Together, they directed the satirical online hit ‘A Message From Malcolm’ which has over 2 million views since launching in October 2017.

Mat’s feature screenplay ‘Unbending’ (co-written with Allen Palmer) was recently acquired by producer Kate Separovich with Iris Prize winner Brendon McDonall attached to direct.

A member of the LGBTIQ+ community, Mat strives to positively represent the underrepresented and carve out unique approaches to bring projects to market.

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