Matt Day has established a reputation as one of Australia’s leading film and television actors having appeared in numerous television series including Rake, Tangle, Hell Has Harbour Views, Love Child, A Place to Call Home, My Brother Jack and series two of Wolf Creek. Feature credits include Sweet Country, Touch, My Year Without Sex, Love and Other Catastrophes, Muriel’s Wedding, Woody Allen’s Scoop, and Kiss or Kill, for which he received nominations for a Film Critic Circle Award and an AFI Award for Best Actor. His international television credits include Shackleton (with Kenneth Branagh), The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Commander, Spooks, Hotel Babylon, Secret Diary of a Call Girl and Bruce Beresford’s And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself.
Short films as writer/director include The Mother Situation (winner best film, best screenplay, best actress Tropfest 2017) Perry (2016 St Kilda Short Film Festival, Palm Springs ShortFest 2016, CineWest 2016, Flickerfest 2017) Wish (Turner Classic Shorts 2008 Special Mention, 2008 London Film Festival, 2008 Encounters Short Film Festival, 2008 Foyle Film Festival, 2008 Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2008 Stockholm Film Festival) Beat (2011 St Kilda Film Festival) Title Card (co-written and directed with Brendan Cowell (Flickerfest 2016, 2016 St Kilda Short Film Festival) and My Everything (2003 Toronto Short Film Festival, 2003 Borges En Curt International Short Film Festival) .
He is currently developing his first feature film as director, Killing Betty, with producer Vincent Sheehan at Porchlight Films and an 8-part series The Wake Up with producer Mimi Butler at Matchbox Productions.