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Matty Hannon.

Matty is an Australian artist and producer with experience working in challenging conditions around the world; often directing projects from development to distribution. I speak a few languages, love going deep on assignments, and also have a solid background in conservation and humanitarian work.

Matty's work spans and the globe but some of his best work is right here in Australia. His films have meaning and create a sense of belonging to this beautiful land in which we live.


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From Matty Via Surfrider Foundation

"Our Surfrider crew just returned from King Island, Tasmania with Surfrider Ambassador, Barton Lynch where we met with the local community to hear their views on the proposed Tassal fish farms threatening Martha Lavinia Beach surf break.

Their views were unanimous - No to fish farms on King Island.

Not only do these farms threaten the world famous surf break but the broader community is also extremely concerned about the threat of disease, fish escapes and increased predators in the water that threaten not only their livelihoods but the reasons they choose to live in one of the most beautiful and pristine parts of the world. They fish, dive or surf daily and this would be threatened by an outside company coming in to capitalise on the natural, pristine conditions.

Please help us fight for Martha's as part of our endangered waves programme.
Help out your fellow surfers. Your break could be next.

For more information, please go to
And please sign the petition at

Special thanks to Ben Howard, King Island Surf Safaris, Red Herring Surf, Hurley, Bersih, Sean Davey, Vaughan Oconnor and the wonderful people of King Island."



Island Home :: Directed by Matty Hannon and Gary Parker

Dan Ross ::

"This video was forced to be taken down (from someone within the NSW Government) because of its political stance urging people to vote for the climate on Election Day - Saturday 18th May 2019.
Please share the link and let's get as many eyes across it as possible.

Filmmakers @matty_hannon and @gary_parker from @thunderboxfilms have put so much of their time and energy into creating something powerful that outlines why we are fighting to protect these pristine and wild spaces.
Please demand protection for our land, air and waters by voting for the climate this election.
@belindabaggs @cultureislife__ @fightforthebight @stopadanimovement @greenpeaceap #fightforthebight #stopadani #bigoildontsurf


When the Australian coastline comes under attack, an eclectic mix of surfers, school kids, first-nation elders and passionate folk step up to fight for what they love.


Dan Ross
Belinda Baggs and Rayson Baggs
Birri nation elder: Uncle Ken Peters-Dodd
Dr. Alan Cuthbertson

Directed by: Matty Hannon and Gary Parker
Cinematography: Matty Hannon, Gary Parker and Johnny Gaskell
Additional footage: Lewis Haskins, Madison Jeffrey, Che Chorley and Joe Proudman

'Something On My Mind'
Lyrics by Glenn Skuthorpe, Jedda Costa and Louis Mokak with original music by Glenn Skuthorpe and accompaniment by Alice Skye.

Engineered by Colin Wynne at Thirty Mills Studios,
Produced by Katie Symes for Culture is Life, with music video by James Arneman at Sunlander Films.

Executive producer: Arnhem Bickley
Social Impact Consultant: Georgia Quinn

Create NSW
Bobby Romia, Investment Manager
Megan Young, Senior Investment Manager
Sally Regan, Director of Screen Investment

Screenworks Australia Executive Producers
Ken Crouch
Louise Hodgson

Production Assistant: Kate Nelson and Alexandra Dungey

Thanks to The Surfrider Foundation and Front Line Action on Coal"

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 Wanna get in touch with Matty ::

(+61) 0490 88 11 42

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