Matt Dionne is an award-winning screenwriter, producer, director, and editor based in Toronto, Canada.
His films primarily fall into the comedy and drama genres—his dramatic films tend to explore themes related to sport, identity, and mental health through gritty realism, while his comedy films often still deal with serious subject matter, but in a much more witty and sardonic way.
The script for his short film, Athletic Withdrawal, won Best Concept at the 2023 Paperscreenplay festival, and his pilot script Redwood State was a quarterfinalist in the 2020 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship competition.
His directorial debut, Athletic Withdrawal, won Best Drama at the 2023 Iconic Images Film Festival, Best Actress at the 2023 Carpe Diem Film Festival, and Best Short Film at the 2024 Reels International Film Festival. It was also nominated for Best Actress at the 2023 Chatham-Kent International Film Festival, and Best Short Narrative at the 2024 ORION International Film Festival.
As an editor, Matt has worked on numerous short films, including Each Other, which won Best Short Drama at the 2023 Inside Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Canadian Short at the 2023 Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival. He also edited all four episodes of the second season of BellFibe TV1’s Sunshine City.
He is a graduate of York University’s Screenwriting program, and the Toronto Film School’s Film Production program.
He's a member of the award-winning production company, MARKD Productions, as well as co-founder of the Toronto-based production company, Pilgrimage Productions.