Matchbox Pictures prides itself on maintaining a creatively and strategically diverse staff who continue to push the boundaries of bold and engaging screen content. Matchbox was founded in 2008 by Tony Ayres, Penny Chapman, Helen Panckhurst, Helen Bowden and Michael McMahon and in 2011, following NBCUniversal’s investment in the business, Chris Oliver-Taylor was appointed Managing Director. 


Matchbox has grown significantly in that period and employs a brilliant team of creative, legal, administrative and financial minds across both scripted and unscripted content who are spread out all over Australia. Matchbox is always looking to work with the best creative talent to tell the most compelling stories, and our commitment to this philosophy we believe will allow us to enrich our people, our stories and our audiences long into the future.


Matchbox Pictures has been awarded Media Super Production Business of the Year twice, in 2015 and 2011
by the Screen Producers Association of Australia. 


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