Gemma Bird Matheson

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Gemma Bird Matheson was one of the ten finalists for 2018’s Heath Ledger Scholarship, and is both an actor and emerging content creator who alongside Alexandra Keddie, created, wrote, executive produced and starred in the 6 x 5-12min ABC series THE HOUSEMATE, which aired on iView in Dec 2018. THE HOUSEMATE was commissioned for a funded series through ABC and Screen Australia after the pilot acquired over 270k views on Facebook.

Gemma recently appeared in the hit online series CONTENT for ABC, which was nominated for both an AACTA as well as a C21 award. She also played the role of TIlda in Deadhouse Films’ new horror anthology series, DEADHOUSE DARK.

Gemma’s television acting credits include WINNERS AND LOSERS (Channel Seven), TRIP FOR BISCUITS (ABCMe), CHILDOOD’S END (SyFy), NEIGHBOURS (Fremantle Media/Channel Eleven), BERTRAM POPPINGSTOCK: PROBLEM SOLVER (ABC3). She was also cast as the co-lead role in the ABC 2017 Fresh Blood short form series WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS? and played the roles of Kobie in the Canadian Horror Feature film THE DROWNSMAN directed by Chad Archibald.

Currently, Gemma is working as writer/creator on a series in development through Screen Australia, titled 50 SHADES OF BLACK (GIRL). This series has also been part of the Digital Originals initiative through Screen Australia and SBS. Gemma is also attached as Executive Producer on SHE BECOMES HER, another series in development at Screen Australia as well as an upcoming production through Gemma and Alexandra’s joint company, Chips & Gravy Films.