Matthew "Matt" Sunderland (born c.1972) is a New Zealand Actor, Writer and Director. He performed the lead role of David Gray in the feature film Out of the Blue, based on the events of the Aramoana Massacre. At the New Zealand Screen Awards in 2008 he won Best Actor Award for this role.
Sunderland was also nominated for a Best Actor Award in the 2006 NZ Screen Awards for Natures Way, which screened In Competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006.
Matthew made his directorial/screenwriting debut with the short film Tuffy which deals with estrangement between a father and son, in small town New Zealand.
Sunderland graduated from The New Zealand Drama School Toi Whakaari in 1997 and has concentrated on New Zealand film work with numerous theatre excursions also. He has appeared at the Silo Theatre (Fool for Love, Blasted), and the Herald Theatre (Trainspotting) in Auckland, and the Court Theatre in Christchurch (Peninsula) .
- Matthew Sunderland - IMDB
- Scott, Kara (5 October 2006). "In the shoes of a killer". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
- Best Actor Award – 2008 Awards
- Cannes Winner
- THE WEIGHT OF ELEPHANTS – Feature Film
- Zentropa Films - IMDB
- Severe Features - IMDB
- A SONG OF GOOD – Feature Film
- CHRISTMAS – Feature Film
- STRINGER – Feature Film
- WOODENHEAD – Feature Film
- EXISTENCE - Feature Film
- TUFFY - IMDB
- Kate Grenville - Booker Prize Winner
- The Secret River