Matthew's stageplays have been performed at Queensland Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, La Boite Theatre, Hothouse Theatre, Critical Stages, Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Australian Theatre for Young People. These works include Danny Fisher, Kelly, Boy Girl Wall, The Harbinger, Packed, Summer Wonderland and Chasing The Whale.

His theatre awards include two Matilda Awards for Best New Australian Work, the George Landen Dann Award and a Helpmann Award nomination for Best Touring Production.

He has been published by both Currency Press and Playlab Press.

For film, Matthew currently has a screenplay in development with an Australian production company. In 2018, he was announced as the Grand Prize Winner of the Screencraft Action & Thriller Screenplay Contest in Los Angeles for his screenplay Get It Together. Later, he was also listed as a top-twenty finalist in the same category for his screenplay Goodbye My Enemy.

Matthew developed his screenplay Danny Fisher through Screen Queensland's Writers' Room Programme and adapted his play Summer Wonderland into a screenplay for New Holland Pictures.