FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES
Twenty years ago, the young 'Five Fingers' fought for the rural town of Marseilles, against brutal police oppression. Now, after fleeing in disgrace, 'outlaw' Tau returns, seeking only peace. Finding the town under new threat, he must reluctantly fight to free it. Will the Five Fingers stand again?
Meet the director
Michael Matthews co-founded Be Phat Motel Film Company in 2007 with the aim to develop and produce progressive cinema, and has seen a number of scripts into international development. In this period Michael has also made award winning commercials, short films and music videos, working with brands such as MTV, Axe/Lynx, Nike, Kulula(airlines), Wrigleys and Smirnoff. Michael's half hour film, SWEETHEART (2011), has screened at festivals in South Africa, Poland, Russia, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Singapore, Costa Rica and the USA. SWEETHEART also garnered interest from a number of influential online platforms. In 2014 Michael directed the eight part web series, Ashbeclee. The comedy-drama is in the tone of HBO „Girls“, but set in Perth Australia. It focus on three female lead characters who are dealing with a quarter life crisis and first world problems. It was a brand sponsored series, gaining over 190 000 episode views. FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES, which premiered at TIFF 2017, is Michael's feature directorial debut. APOCALYPSE NOW NOW, dark, twisted fantasy set in Cape Town, is in development as Michaels second feature film.