Matt Putland began his career in Production Design after completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Film & Television) at the former Queensland College of Arts. In the almost two-decades since graduation, Matt has worked on feature films, drama television series and television commercials. Matt enjoys realizing the potential of design in supporting the narrative through visuals. These efforts have been recognised by the film community, with Matt picking up three design awards for his work on Predestination, including the 2015 AACTA Award for Best Production Design.
Matt has worked on Australian projects including Mystery Road (2012), directed by Ivan Sen and produced by Bunya Productions; Predestination (2013), directed by The Spierig Brothers; and Goldstone (2015), directed by Ivan Sen, which earnt Matt a nomination for Best Production Design at the 6th AACTA Awards in 2016.
International projects include Scooby Doo (2001), Narnia – Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2009) and San Andreas (2014).
In 2017 Matt designed the feature film Winchester, directed by Michael and Peter Spierig for Blacklab Entertainment and Imagination Design Works. The following year Matt received a nomination for Best Production Design at the 7th AACTA Awards for his design on the film. His design also won him the 2018 APDG Award for Best Production Design For a Feature Film.
Matt’s recent work includes the TV Series Harrow (Seasons 1 & 2, ABC) and the Netflix series Tidelands. He is currently working on the feature Streamline for Bronte Pictures, which is being directed by Tyson Wade Johnston.