WRITER | DIRECTOR
Matthys’ journey into film directing includes stops in anthropology, biblical archaeology, business and economics, performing arts and scriptwriting. After film school, he worked in the art department on international feature films for four years, then completed a filmmaker’s residency at the International Film and Television Workshops in America.
He has adventured in diverse locations like Afghanistan, Patagonia and Uganda. In these places, as in his work, he always takes an eye for beauty, an appetite for risk, a sense of discovery and an appreciation for humanity. He’s been directing commercials since 2010 and has a few feature films up his sleeve.
His short film, Vlees van my Vlees, just received 3 Awards at the KykNet Silwerskermfees, including Best Short Film, Best Director and Best Actress.