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Matthew Victor Pastor


Matthew Victor Pastor is a Filipino Australian filmmaker. An alumnus of the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts his feature and short films have been selected at over 70 international film festivals.

In October 2020 his feature film The Neon Across the Ocean (91 mins) world premiered at the 44th São Paulo International Film Festival. In 2021 A Pencil to the Jugular (121 mins) world premiered at the Moscow International Film Festival (the second oldest film festival in the world). He is also the associate producer on the feature film Anak (Caleb Ribates) which had its world premiere at the 70th Melbourne International Film Festival.

Screen Australia, Film Victoria, and AFTRS funded his short film Fun Times which was penned by AACTA nominated writer Llewellyn Michael Bates. In June 2020 it premiered at the 37th St Kilda Film Festival, and has had a successful film festival run at both Academy & Goya qualifying film festivals and winning Best Film & Best screenplay at the 25th Canberra Short Film Festival.

As an Ahead of the Curve mentor, Matt hopes to impart his wisdom on self-driven projects, lean filmmaking and utilising your resources and community at hand to create.

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