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MATTHEW SALLEH
Director

Matthew Salleh is an Australian born, US and Australian based documentary filmmaker who, with his partner Rose Tucker, has travelled to the corners of the globe to create his debut feature documentary Barbecue.

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His work focuses on capturing intimate portraits of unique and vibrant cultures, as a pathway to understanding and appreciating the world we live in. The film premiered at SXSW in 2017, and was then released globally on Netflix. His previous short documentaries, Pablo’s Villa and Central Texas Barbecue, both had world premieres at the Sydney Film Festival. Both also were selected for the Melbourne International Film Festival, St. Kilda Film Festival, Adelaide Film Festival, and Antenna Documentary Film Festival. Pablo’s Villa was also the recipient of the 2013 ATOM Award for Best Australian Short Documentary.

ROSE TUCKER
Co-Producer

Rose Tucker is an award-winning documentary producer who loves telling personal stories from around the world. Her films have taken her everywhere from a ruined village in rural Argentina, to the Za’atari refugee camp on the border of Syria and Jordan.

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Rose works alongside her partner, director Matthew Salleh. Their short documentary Pablo’s Villa played at major festivals worldwide, and won the 2013 ATOM Award for Best Australian Short Documentary. Central Texas Barbecue, featuring the passionate pitmasters of small town Texas, was awarded best short film at the New York Food Film Festival. Barbecue is Rose and Matthew’s first feature documentary. The duo travelled the world as a two person crew, filming in twelve countries, to explore the way barbecue brings people together the world over. The film premiered at SXSW in 2017 before being released globally by Netflix.

DANIEL JOYCE
Producer

Daniel Joyce is the lead producer at Australian production company Projector Films, working in feature drama, documentary and factual television. He's produced in challenging locations, such as a rural abbatoir in Meatwork, and an abortion clinic and brothel in the ABC series Maddie Parry: Tough Jobs.

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He has tackled issues such as domestic violence in Big Bad Love, or meat consumption in the award winning short film Murder Mouth. Most recently, Daniel executive produced the feature thriller Rabbit (Melbourne Int. Film Festival 2017), produced the feature documentary Barbecue (SXSW 2017), and continues to develop the kind of international stories that deserve to be told.

 

Projector Films is led by producers Daniel Joyce and David Ngo. Their feature and short works have been selected for or won awards at festivals such as SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Palm Springs, Melbourne Film Festival and the IF Awards. Their ABC commissioned documentary programs Meatwork and Maddie Parry: Tough Jobs took audiences to some of Australia's most secretive locations. They are now launching the feature documentary Barbecue and feature thriller Rabbit at international festivals.

Urtext Films is Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker, an Australian-born, Brooklyn based director/producer team that has created award-winning films, and award-winning commercials. Their work focuses on capturing intimate portraits of unique and vibrant cultures, as a pathway to understanding and appreciating the world we live in. Their short documentaries, Pablo’s Villa and Central Texas Barbecue, both had world premieres at the Sydney Film Festival. Pablo’s Villa was the recipient of the 2013 ATOM Award for Best Australian Short Documentary.

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