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Tony Ayres


Tony Ayres is a principal and founding partner of Matchbox Pictures and an accomplished writer, director and producer for both film and television. His feature film, The Home Song Stories, premiered at Berlin and won 23 Australian and international awards including 8 AFI Awards.

His first feature, Walking on Water, won the Teddy Award at Berlin in 2002 and 5 AFI awards. He also directed the television movie, Saved, and in recent times, produced the television series Bogan Pride and the arts documentary series, Anatomy. Tony was the showrunner and one of the directors of the television series, The Slap.

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