Michael McMahon

Executive Chairman

Michael McMahon is a principal of Matchbox Pictures and founding partner.

Michael was a lawyer before moving into producing in 1999. Michael is Matchbox Pictures’ Commercial Director responsible for all development, production and distribution deals.

He has extensive experience in documentary production with credits including Next Stop Hollywood (2012); Anatomy series 4 (2012); Miss South Sudan (2011); Anatomy Series 3 (2011); Anatomy Series 2 (2010); Anatomy Series 1 (2008); Whatever Happened to Brenda Hean? (2008) and three AFI award-winning documentaries – Wildness (2003); Thomson of Arnhem Land (2000); and Sadness (1999).  He has also executive produced Man Made – The Story of Two Men and Two Babies (2003), Two Men and Two Babies (2007) and Murandak – Songs of Freedom (2011) for SBS Television.

Michael’s television drama credits include the telemovies Saved (2008) and Call Me Mum (2007).  He produced the comedy series Bogan Pride (2008) with Tony Ayres and Rebel Wilson and, with Tony Ayres and Helen Bowden, the ABC television series of Christos Tsiolkas’ book The Slap. His first children’s television credit is Nowhere Boys for ABC3.

His feature film credits include the AFI and Taipei Golden Horse award-winning The Home Song Stories (2007), which he produced with Liz Watts of Porchlight Films, and Lou (2010) which he produced with Helen Bowden and Tony Ayres.

Michael has served on the board of Screen Tasmania and is currently a member of the board of Film Victoria.