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Matthew Horrocks – Industry Panel Guest
Head of Screen Investment and Strategic Projects at Screenwest ‘Discover what has changed in International Distribution & Sales’ panel host ‘Western Australian Screen Funding Successes and Future’ panel host
Matthew Horrocks is Head of Screen Investment and Strategic Projects at Screenwest. Matt has overall responsibility for screen investment, and the WARFF fund in particular. His role has a special focus on key strategic initiatives including new funding structures and streams, infrastructure and the interactive pilot fund. Matt has produced short films, documentaries and feature films in New Zealand, most recently BEYOND THE KNOWN WORLD – a NZ/Indian co-production. 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 has guest lectured at the University of Auckland, played a key role in setting up Script-to-Screen, and designed and instigated the “Big Screen Symposium,” New Zealand’s leading annual event for film and TV makers.