Matty began his career consulting for various NGO’s, as an eco-communicator and educator.
In 2009, after experiencing the devastating earthquake of West Sumatra, he worked with SurfAid International to co-design and manage their first psychosocial program for the devastated communities. It was successful and in later years was re-implemented for other natural disasters in different regions of the country.
During another phase with SurfAid in Indonesia, he was given the opportunity to produce 3 short films for village communities. This experience ultimately became the catalyst for his transition away from report writing, towards creative media.