MATT NOONANMatt Noonan is an award-winning New Zealand producer, and the executive producer and managing partner of Curious Film. As a producer, Noonan’s work has been recognized on a global scale.
His producing credits include Hunt For The Wilderpeople (2016), New Zealand and Australia’s top grossing NZ film of all time. Blue (2011) won the Grand Prix at Cannes Critics Week 2011 and was nominated for the Cannes Discovery Award, as well as the Best Short Film at Brussels International Independent Film Festival 2011. Director Zia Mandviwalla’s short film Night Shift (2012) premiered at Cannes Film Festival 2012 and Sundance Film Festival 2013, the feature film Desert (2010) premiered at Busan Film Festival, and the feature Fantail (2013) premiered at Rotterdam Film Festival 2014, receiving positive reviews from critics internationally. Noonan is an executive producer on the Canadian/New Zealand co-production TurboKid (2015), which won the Midnighters Audience Award at the 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) and was featured as an Official Selection at both the SXSW and Sundance film festivals the same year. Noonan is currently attached to produce the films Mystery Ride, Warm Blood, Motel Paradise and Walken on Sunshine; and executive produced Born to Dance (2015) and Beyond the Known World.