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Matt Horrocks

Currently working in strategy for Screen Auckland, Matt Horrocks most recently worked as an Investment Advisor on the $50m Premium Production Fund (Te Puna Kairangi) which supports high-quality productions that tell New Zealand stories for global audiences. In 2021 he wrote the report “Pan Screen Sector Body – Comparable Organizations”, for SINZ, an outcome of the Aotearoa Screen Strategy 2030. 

From 2017-2021 he worked for Screenwest in Australia. As the Head of Screen Investment & Strategic Projects he was responsible for the management of Screenwest’s development & production funding programs and $16m WARFF fund. As the head of the funding team, he oversaw Business Affairs, Indigenous, Diversity, Production Attraction and Talent Development activities along with VR/Immersive and Australian/Indonesian co-pro strategies.

Matt has produced short films, documentaries and feature films in New Zealand, including Beyond he 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 co-designed and instigated the Big Screen Symposium, New Zealand’s leading annual event for screen content professionals.