Welcome to Wingman Pictures International
Wingman Pictures International first started in around 1996 as “The Actors Cafe”. Since that time it has changed it’s name to Wingman Pictures and then more recently Wingman Pictures International, due mostly to its new International outlook on projects.
The company is the brain child of International award winning filmmaker Matt Norman, who has spent the last 20 years forging a great reputation in the local and International film industry. Matt’s career started out as an Actor where he trained at the National Theatre Drama School. His television credits include Neighbours, Stingers, Blue Heelers, Sea Change, Corelli, Janus and many others. His feature film acting credits include The Bank, Ghost Rider (alongside Nicolas Cage) and Moby Dick (with Patrick Stewart, Gregory Peck, Ted Levine and Henry Thomas).
Matt moved away from acting to pursue a filmmaking career back in the early 2000’s. Each of his several films completed as writer, director and producer have gained him International awards for his work. His most recent and most successful film to date is “Salute”, a full feature length documentary film about his famous Uncle Peter Norman (www.salutethemovie.com). This film played around the World in Cinema’s and was distributed through the likes of Paramount Pictures, Transmission Films and Warner Bros.
Salute is the Story of Peter Norman, the Australian Olympic 200m Silver Medalist at the Mexico City Olympics. Peter’s support for fellow athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos put Peter Norman’s name in the history books not only for his incredible ability on the track but his support for civil and human rights off the track.
During these Olympics Peter wore the Olympic Project For Human Rights badge in support of Tommie Smith and John Carlos who protested against the way African American’s had been treated in their country. This film examines the aftermath of what happened to all three men and continues today as the leading historical record of the true events that took place in 1968.
The film was responsible for The Australian Government to make an official Apology to Peter Norman and his family for the way he was treated after 1968 and continues to educate other activists around the World to be like Peter Norman. Next on the cards for this story is Peter Norman’s official biography being written by Matt Norman as well as a Hollywood film about his life. Check our news section for any updates.
Salute can be purchased here: http://www.salutethemovie.com
Matt Norman’s other film projects which include a Short Feature called “The Writer” starring Kim Gyngell, Rob Carlton, Mel Butel and Krista Vendy played in Japanese Cinema’s as well as winning several International awards for the film and it’s cast and crew. Other film projects include “The Umbrella Men” starring Blue Heelers star Damien Walsh-Howling and Neighbours star Benji McNair also had great success in Film festivals around the World as well as being screened as part of the “Tropfest – Best of the rest” program.
Matts company has grown from strength to strength over the past decade. He is also the lead developer of a PS4, Xbox1 and PC game called “POLICE 1013” which is a Police Simulator game being developed under the banner Wingman Games. For more information go to http://www.police1013.com
Wingman Pictures is a company that builds on it’s reputation of using the best industry cast and crew to get the most of each project. With an incredible line up of Feature film and Documentary film projects currently in varying states of Development and Production, Wingman Pictures International will continue to follow a strong path of creative brilliance. Keep updated with all of our upcoming projects and news below.
If you’d like to get in contact with Matt Norman for any of your own projects please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Official Biography of my late uncle Peter Norman, that I’ve been working on for the last year is now available to pre-order in all bookstores around Australia.
On 16 October 1968, Australian sprinter Peter Norman made history. Almost 50 years later, his bravery still resonates in the ‘Take a Knee’, ‘Black Lives Matter’ and other human rights movements worldwide.
The Peter Norman Story is the inspirational story of the greatest Australian hero you don’t know…
Over the years, so many people have asked me about the kind of film gear I use for either short film, documentary or feature films. The fact is there is a lot of gear that I have used but only a small amount that I own. I feel that in this day and age filmmaking doesn’t have to be super expensive. Yes, it’s going to cost a fair bit of money to really get you set up properly but not enough that you should be living on the street because of it. So I am going to start making a number of reviews for social media and our webpage that showcases some of the best gear you can get that you can use through out your professional development. Some of these things don’t cost as much as you think. We look forward to sharing these reviews, tips and tricks and question and answer sessions with you soon.
One of my all time favourite filmmakers is Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame, 12 Years a slave). This is an interview he did after the World Premiere of Salute where the film gets a mention. This was incredible for me as such a huge fan. Take a look below. ps – if you haven’t seen any of Steve’s films then you’re missing out. Go check them out. POWERFUL!!
Q&A – STEVE MCQUEEN, ARTIST AND FILM-MAKER
By Rosanna Greenstreet – The Guardian – 22 November 2008.