Matasila Freshwater

Assistant Director

Matasila is a writer, illustrator and director with a background in 2D animation, anthropology and design. Her most recent short animated film, Shmeat, was awarded Best Animation in A Night of Horror Film Festival in Sydney.  It also appeared in a number of festivals including 2016 Sitges International Fantasy Film Festival and was picked by Lee Tamahori for the NZIFF Official Selection for New Zealand’s Best Short Film.  Matasila joined Pukeko Pictures as a Marketing and Development Assistant, but is now an Assistant Director on the 3D animated kids show, Kiddets.