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Established in 1996 as “The Actors Cafe,” Wingman Pictures International has undergone a transformative journey, rebranding to its current name to reflect its expanding global perspective on projects. The brainchild behind this renowned company is the internationally acclaimed filmmaker, Matt Norman, whose illustrious career spanning over two decades has solidified his remarkable reputation within the local and international film industry.

Initially trained at the National Theatre Drama School, Matt commenced his artistic journey as an actor, leaving his mark on popular television shows such as Neighbours, Stingers, Blue Heelers, Sea Change, Corelli, Janus, and more. His acting repertoire extends to notable feature films like The Bank, Ghost Rider (alongside Nicolas Cage), and Moby Dick (featuring Patrick Stewart, Gregory Peck, Ted Levine, and Henry Thomas).

However, Matt’s passion and aspirations led him to transition into the world of filmmaking in the early 2000s, where his diverse talents as a writer, director, and producer have earned him international acclaim and numerous prestigious awards. Among his remarkable body of work, “Salute” stands out as his most recent and successful endeavor—a feature-length documentary that received worldwide recognition, captivating audiences in cinemas and gaining distribution through esteemed studios such as Paramount Pictures, Transmission Films, and Warner Bros.

Explore the captivating cinematic universe of Matt Norman and witness his profound storytelling expertise that continues to resonate with audiences globally.



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With our team of seasoned professionals and cutting-edge technology, we deliver exceptional commercial productions that seamlessly blend creativity, strategy, and innovation. From concept development to post-production, our expert team works closely with clients to create impactful commercials that captivate audiences and drive business results.

Trust Wingman Pictures corporate and television commercial division to elevate your brand’s visibility and leave a lasting impression in the hearts and minds of viewers.”



Wingman Pictures International is a renowned company known for its commitment to excellence, utilizing top-tier industry professionals to maximize the potential of each project. With an impressive lineup of feature film and documentary projects at various stages of development and production, Wingman Pictures International remains steadfast in its pursuit of creative brilliance. Stay informed about our upcoming projects and latest news by visiting our news link in the menu.

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Matt Norman – Writer / Director / Producer / Editor

With an illustrious career spanning over two decades in the Australian film industry, Matt Norman has solidified his position as a multifaceted talent.

Initially making his mark as a professional actor, Matt underwent training at the esteemed National Theatre Drama School, which paved the way for nearly 16 years of captivating performances across Australian television, theater, television commercials, and short and feature-length films.

In the early 2000s, Matt’s passion for storytelling led him to embark on a filmmaking journey, starting with his short feature “All the King’s Horses,” starring John Flaus and John Brumpton. He further honed his craft with a series of back-to-back short features, including “The Writer,” featuring a stellar cast including Kim Gyngell, Rob Carlton, Krista Vendy, Mel Butel, and John Flaus.

Matt’s talent and dedication continued to flourish with projects like “The Umbrella Men” (selected for Tropfest’s Best of the Rest), starring Damien Walshe-Howling and Benji McNair, as well as “Shank,” featuring Matt Norman and Rob Carlton. His career trajectory skyrocketed with the release of his first feature-length documentary, “Salute,” which garnered distribution through Paramount Pictures, Transmission, and Warner Brothers, capturing global attention.

Notably, Matt has also co-authored two books, “A Race to Remember” and “The Peter Norman Story,” published by Macmillan Publishing. As an executive producer, he collaborated with Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman for ESPN Films’ “The Third Man.”

Matt’s exceptional body of work has consistently garnered critical acclaim at both local and international film festivals.






Wingman Pictures International is proud to announce that we are in full development on the feature-length film "Piggy". The concept of this film is currently under wraps but will involve new opportunities for young actors and filmmakers to get involved.


Director - Matt Norman
Writer - Matt Norman
Producer - Sabella Sugar
Producer - Matt Norman
Assoc. Producer - Bec Ware
DOP - Casimir Dickson
Composer - David Hirschfelder




Wingman Pictures International is proud to announce that we are in full development on the feature-length film "SHACKLE".

SHACKLE is set in the 1950s in an institute for the criminally insane. Ronny is sentenced to life in an asylum for murdering his own mother. Ronny is released early when his father (on his deathbed) admits to the crime. Things aren’t exactly what they seem.


Steve Le Marquand - Ronny
Jason Gann - William
Myles Pollard - Dr. Hepworth
Pippa Grandison - Eadie


Director - Matt Norman
Writer - Matt Norman
Producer - Matt Norman
DOP - Casimir Dickson
Editor - Matt Norman
Composer - David Hirschfelder



Looking for Partners.

Wingman Pictures International is proud to announce that we are in full development on the feature-length film "When we were brothers" (The Peter Norman story).

The film is based on Matt Norman’s International award-winning feature documentary "Salute" as well as the book "The Peter Norman Story". Please check out our news section for up to date news on the development of this amazing film project.


Director - Matt Norman
Writer - Matt Norman
Producer - Matt Norman
DOP - Geoffrey Hall
Composer - David Hirschfelder
Costume Designer - Marion Boyce

What we do

We believe in doing small to large projects with a high level of skill. We only hire the best people for the job, and can cater to any budget, big or small.

If you’d like to discuss a project or concept you’ve got in the pipeline, we’d love to talk to you. We’ve worked on many projects for many people and we’ve always delivered the best outcomes on budget and on time.

  • Feature Films

    WPI is currently in varying states of Development on several feature length films.

  • Documentary Films

    We are always looking to make stories about things that happen in our community and around Australia.

  • Short Films / Music Videos

    Here at WPI we are always looking to make short films and music videos. Get in contact if you’re interested.

  • Commercials / Corporate Videos

    At WPI we have made a number of TVC’s and Corporate Videos.


Over the years we have managed to receive great opportunities to be interviewed on different television shows, radio shows and had some time in the spotlight to promote our productions.

With so many new projects in the mix we’ll update these fun pics when we can. We will also start documenting a lot more onset style pics so you can see what’s been going on behind the scenes on our film projects.


Some Reviews on our films:

Salute remains a riveting, eye-opening documentary that, like Norman himself, is undoubtedly worthy of more attention.

Director Matt Norman’s PBS-styled deconstruction and investigative reporting on the story behind the image through the lens that was Peter Norman infused a perspective seldom seen before.

***** 5 Stars

Director Matt Norman’s documentary is a powerful, eye-opening look at the trouble his uncle Peter Norman suffered after the Black Power salute at the 1968 games.

(Salute) A Masterpiece.!!

What a remarkable and inspiring story.

Salute is an engaging and well-paced mix of history lesson, sports drama and personal history.

100% Rating Tomato meter!

The IOC furthers its reputation for frigid pomposity in Matt Norman’s documentary about black-power-saluting athletes.

An affectionate and affecting tribute..

A powerful and poignant theme.

The film makes excellent use of archival footage and has a heartwarming, spirited atmosphere.

This wonderful humanitarian story — especially relevant on the eve of the Beijing Olympics — deserves to be told and it’s a bit of a surprise it hasn’t been told before, while Peter Norman was still alive.

On one level, it is a story of real idealism, the youthful sort that the Olympics are supposed to be about; on another, it’s about the corruption and betrayal of those ideals in the way the Olympics are actually run.

Powerful stuff, remembering what happened afterwards in America and Australia and also that dozens of Mexican protesters were killed by the police at the time.

A moving and worthwhile tale.

Fascinating, well constructed and extremely moving.

A comprehensive, well-structured deconstruction of an important sociopolitical moment.

A Valuable reminder of how athletes can take a courageous stand.