Matthew Bate (AUS)
Closer Productions

Matthew Bate is a multi-award winning writer, director and producer.

His 2011 feature Shut Up Little Man! premiered in competition at the Sundance Film festival before screening theatrically across the U.S and being picked up by Netflix. His follow up feature Sam Klemkeā€™s Time Machine premiered at the 2015 Sundance New Frontiers Program and won the Doc Aviv Artistic Spirit Award. Matthew has created television series and one-off films for SBS, ABC, Al Jazeera and The New York Times. In 2013 Mathew wrote and directed the hybrid film I Want to Dance Better At Parties which won the 2013 Dendy Award, and that same year was the recipient of the David and Joan Williams Fellowship. He has been nominated for two AACTA Awards and is an AWGIE award-winning screenwriter. Matthew is a founding director of Closer Productions.