Matt Cerwen grew up in Australia. He started making short films with his friends during high school and was recognized with over 15 student film awards from festivals all over the world.
He cemented his film education with a degree in production from the Queensland College Of Arts, in Brisbane.
Since then he has written, directed, edited and shot music videos, branded content and award-winning short films. His love for electronic music has seen him direct videos for some of the world’s most celebrated electronic artists and Djs. He’s directed content for brands such as Qantas and Football Federation, Australia.
In 2011 Matt made his feature film directorial debut as a “director for hire” on the low budget Australian teen drama – Circle Of Lies. which saw a U.S release through Warners in 2012 and has since been released in Australia, the UK, the Middle East and Latin America. The film recently received its Australian TV premiere on New Years Eve 2014 on GO. Ed Gibbs from Empire Magazine called it "An authentic teen drama that speaks directly to its audience". Film Ink said "Circle Of Lies is quietly impressive".
2013 his short film “Inside” was a celebrated Tropfest finalist. Sydney Morning Herald Film critic Giles Hardie said in his front page article — "It was Inside that stood out from the pack, with a blend of colour, emotion and madness that was worthy of its Wizard Of Oz style final image". Trashbaggery said Inside was - "A powerful, at times terrifying film, with raw, very convincing performances. A poignant little gem about self- expression misunderstood".
In 2016 he shot his latest short film - Late Fall - in Berlin.
He speaks fluent English and German.
2017 Late Fall |cinema short
2011 Circle of Lies | cinema drama
20011 Cheeky Boy | cinema short
2006 Queens'land | cinema short
Education: Film Production at Queensland College of Arts, Australia