Mat de Koning

Mat de Koning



Mat de Koning is an award-winning Australian film and television director. He has been directing since the early 1990s, and has been the recipient of numerous awards for his work.

De Koning grew up in the small town of Narrabri, New South Wales. He was always interested in the arts, and at the age of 15 he began making short films with his friends. After graduating high school, he attended the University of New South Wales where he studied film and television.

De Koning began his career directing television commercials, before moving on to music videos and short films. His first feature film was the award-winning drama "The Last Winter" (1994). The film won numerous awards, including Best Film at the Sydney Film Festival and Best Director at the Australian Film Institute Awards.

After the success of "The Last Winter", de Koning went on to direct a number of television productions. These included the acclaimed miniseries "The Damnation Game" (1995), and the award-winning drama series "Water Rats" (1996-97).

In the 2000s, de Koning transitioned back to feature films, directing the acclaimed drama "The Girl" (2003). He also directed the popular comedy "Uncle Jack" (2008) and the romantic drama "The Year That Was" (2011). He is currently working on his next feature film, "Paradise Lost".

Throughout his career, de Koning has earned numerous awards and accolades. In 1997, he was inducted into the Australian Film Institute Hall of Fame, and in 2008 he was awarded the Order of Australia.

De Koning is renowned for his stylish, emotionally-charged films. His work is thoughtful and powerful, and he has earned a reputation as one of the finest filmmakers in Australia.

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