Matthew Thorne

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Matthew Thorne is a Berlin based, Australian film director and photographer whose work is focused around the relationship between people, time, land, and spirituality. Dancing in the space between constructed narrative and observational storytelling, Matthew’s work captures real people and experiences through a composed, dreamlike lens - often mixing life’s authentic characters and stories with fiction, myth and performance.

Major work includes photography for Nick Cave and the Badseed’s album “Ghosteen”, additional unit direction and photography for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, and photography on Justin Kurzel’s feature film “True History Of The Kelly Gang”.

Matthew’s work is in collection at the National Library of Australia, National Museum of Australia, and the Art Gallery of South Australia. His films and photography have been nominated and awarded at the YDA, OneShow, Cannes Lions, LIA, ARIA Music Awards, Berlin Music Video Awards, AIM Independent Music Awards, Revelations Perth International Film Festival, Australian Photography Awards, and the Australian Directors Guild Awards.