Matilda began her film career at fifteen as the lead in the SBS short film Martha’s New Coat. She is a graduate of Film and Television at Swinburne University and Screenwriting at RMIT. She wrote, directed and starred in her first film, How God Works, which was a finalist in Tropfest 2010 and screened nationally in the US. She followed this with Cocks (2011) and Am I OK (2012), which aired on SBS and opened the 2012 St Kilda Film Festival.
Matilda has worked with some of Australia’s most established directors and producers on projects such as Underbelly: The Golden Mile, Rake, Offspring, Bee Sting (2010) and Cockatoo (2012). Matilda’s Lessons from the Grave – a television short series she wrote, directed, produced and starred in – aired on ABC1 in 2013.