Born in England in 1969, Matt Nettheim grew up in Sydney, Australia, and is the youngest son of teacher, Margot, and law professor-human rights campaigner Garth Nettheim. In 1984 Matt moved to Adelaide, South Australia, where he was first introduced photography and commenced fine art studies. Matt completed a B.A. in Fine Art-Photography in 1991 at Melbourne’s Victoria College and entered the workforce as a photo-journalist in Sydney on The Australian newspaper. Professionally Matt has tried his hand at most genres of photography and holds regular exhibitions of his documentary photo projects.
Matt was encouraged into the film industry by his director brother Daniel Nettheim, and Rolf de Heer. In 1999 he was employed by Phillip Noyce for the films Rabbit Proof Fence and The Quiet American. Other Australian films include; Somersault, Little Fish, Look Both Ways, Jindabyne, Bran Nue Dae, The Eye of the Storm and The Hunter. International projects include Hot Fuzz ,Where the Wild Things Are and Attack the Block. In 2011 Matt became the first of 2 Australians to be accepted into The Society of Motion Picture Stills Photographers. Matt lives on Kangaroo Island and, when not taking photographs, practices basket weaving and performs music and circus tricks under the name Basketboy