Matthew is the Director/Producer of Perfekt Studios and applies his deep knowledge of people, neuroscience and story telling (not to mention a background in film composition) to everything project undertaken here at the studio.
Matthew has studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in both music technology and master of composition. He has scored for film and produced a number of albums of original music and has been involved as a film producer in the past.
He has also had a very multidisciplinary background – both university trained and an autodidact whose knowledge spans across the arts, technology, psychology, neuroscience, emergency medicine, and business – such as being an Advanced Care Paramedic, managing commercial property and property development projects, founding the Age of Robots site that reports on the technology and the social and psychological impacts of this second machine age, and running a media and publishing company of which Perfekt Studios is a subsidiary. He has a masters degree from the University of Queensland specializing in neuropsychotherapy, is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Neuropsychotherapist, The Science of Psychotherapy, and the author of The Psychotherapists’s Essential Guide to the Brain. All this neuroscience knowledge Matthew brings to bear on Perfekt Studio projects.
- Producing 90% 90%
- Directing 100% 100%
- Writing 70% 70%
- Administration 50% 50%
- Neuroscience! 80% 80%
- Psychotherapy and counselling for fellow filmmakers 60% 60%
SUPPORT FOR CREATIVES
Working in the creative arts such as filmmaking, composing, writing, acting, can be both rewarding and extremely taxing on our mental well-being. Working in isolation (or with really difficult people), tight deadlines, limited budgets, no guarantee of when you will get the next gig, and many other stressors are part of the package for a freelance creative. And it takes a toll on your health and relationships.
I’ve “been there, done that” in the music and film industry enough to know what many creatives go through mentally, financially, and artistically. But I’ve also a professional background in psychology and neuroscience and I’m here to help creatives get on top of the things that would pull us down.
If you are interested in my credentials and what I do in the mental health space then visit my profile here and my podcast here and the training platform I’ve developed for fellow psychotherapists here.
If you would like to have personal one-on-one counselling about any issue you are facing please book me below for an appointment over Zoom, wherever you are in the world.