Matt Wheeldon

Feature film

How do you fight your worst enemy if that within?


Doreen Gray is a kind and loving young mother, separated from her eight-year-old son Curtis, and eager to win him back. But Doreen has a secret; a dark side; an alter ego. At night, she becomes … Sleepwalker. Teresa is a respected counsellor at Child Welfare Services. She loves children …

About Matt Wheeldon

Matt has written and directed drama, comedy, a US TV documentary series, corporate work, and produced over 100 live shows through ‘Popcorn Taxi’, a popular screen culture event he co-founded in Sydney and Melbourne.

Matt has a particular interest in comedy and thriller genres, and is focusing his efforts on the development of 4 feature film projects:

Sleepwalker, a tense psychological thriller, is now financing, with a LOI from a North American sales agent. Produced by Kristian Moliere (The Babadook), Sleepwalker has been developed with financial support from Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation. The original screenplay was nominated for an AWG AWGIE for Best Un-produced Screenplay.

Mirror Man, a comedy feature film, has also received development support from Screen Australia. Matt will travel to Los Angeles in Sep/Oct 2017 for meetings, with support from Scripted Ink, a new initiative of Aussie writer Shane Brennan (NCIS Showrunner), Film Victoria and Australians In Film. He will be working from ‘Charlie’s’ office, Raleigh Studios.

Even Odds, a romantic comedy with broad appeal, is also in development, along with Open For Inspection, a low budget rom-com.

Matt’s short Blind Date was acquired for worldwide distribution, screening at festivals, on TV and VOD platforms. Another short, Just Not Cricket, won Tropfest Second Prize. Missing, starring Kestie Morassi (Wolf Creek) is now in post production.

Matt has directed numerous web ‘mini docs’, and is a frequent director on a US documentary/travel series, broadcast to 98 million people worldwide.

He is the proud recipient of the AFI / AACTA Byron Kennedy Award, for Outstanding Creative Enterprise within Australian Film and Television. The award is selected each year by George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) together with a panel of industry peers.

Matt Wheeldon Screenwriter
Matt Wheeldon