Matchbox Pictures was originally formed in 2008 by Tony Ayres, Penny Chapman, Helen Bowden, Michael McMahon and Helen Panckhurst. In May 2011, NBCUniversal International Studios took a majority stake in the company and acquired full ownership in January 2014.  


With offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and now Adelaide, Matchbox has fast become one of Australia’s most innovative and successful production companies. Home to some of the most sought after talent in the country, it develops and produces a diverse slate of programming across drama, children’s, factual entertainment, animation and feature films taking Australian stories and talent to national and international audiences. 


Matchbox Pictures has been awarded Media Super Production Business of the Year three times, in 2017, 2015 and 2011
by the Screen Producers Association of Australia.