Mat has worked as a historical consultant for some of the biggest names in media. He is a regular advisor on best-selling author Peter FitzSimon’s military history books, and was a historical consultant on the upcoming ABC documentary about Sir John Monash. He was a consultant on the Discovery series Tony Robinson’s World War 1, as well as appearing in each episode guiding Tony around the battlefields of the Western Front. On Who Do You Think You Are? Mat provided invaluable historic advice in an attempt to identify the paternal grandfather of award-winning actress Toni Collette. He was also an advisor to 7 News in their documentary about the discovery of a mass grave at Fromelles, and the dedication of the new cemetery there. His first TV gig was as Associate Producer and co-host of the 2009 ABC documentary Lost in Flanders. He regularly contributes to projects on the History Channel, National Geographic, 7 News, Discovery and ABC TV.
Mat can apply his knowledge of Australian military history to help bring your media project to life. Television producers rely on Mat to not only flesh out the story they wish to tell, but to pinpoint the filming locations that will work most effectively with the narrative. He is available to travel with film crews to scout locations and plan shoots, and also to act as an advisor during filming to ensure that the tales of Australia’s achievements on the battlefield are accurately told.
Authors rely on Mat’s extensive knowledge to help shape and enhance their narrative. Mat is available to provide historic input to both fiction and non-fiction books during the planning and writing stages, and to critique manuscripts before publication.
Feel free to contact Mat about your media project.