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Matt Heath

Actor, Producer, Writer

Matt Heath and Chris Stapp began filming stunts while at Otago University. They patented their rough and tumble mixture of stunts and parody on Auckland's Triangle Television, before rechristening their show as Back of the Y Masterpiece Television for TV2. The show's mixture of parody and savagery sold to MTV in the United Kingdom. Heath and Stapp took their stunts and slapstick to the big screen in 2007, with movie The Devil Dared Me To. Heath is also a longtime Radio Hauraki DJ and comical sports commentator. He runs company Vinewood Motion Graphics alongside fellow Back of the Y survivor Phil Brough.    

We were just stoked that Bill Ralston was slagging us off in the paper. We were like, 'I can't believe someone from the TV's even bothered watching our show or even mentioning it.' Matt Heath on the controversy over whether TV series Back of the Y Masterpiece Television should go to air, in his extended interview for 2019 TV series Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

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Interview

Matt Heath - Funny As Interview

Interview, 2019

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Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

2019, Subject - Television

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Fire in Cardboard City

2017, Writer, Producer, As: Helicopter Dude #2 - Short Film

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Pulp Sport - Series Seven, Episode Three

2009, As: Bully Number 1 - Television

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The Jaquie Brown Diaries

2009, As: Video Store Clerk - Television

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The Devil Dared Me To

2007, Writer, Producer, Editor, As: Dick Johansonson - Film

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Eating Media Lunch - Best Of Episode

2006, Editor - Television

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Beers

2004, Performer - Music video

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Eating Media Lunch

2003 - 2008, Editor - Television

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Heavenly Pop Hits - The Flying Nun Story

2002, Research - Television

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Drag Racer

2002, Co-Director - Music video

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Back of the Y Masterpiece Television

2001 - 2008, Writer, Editor, Producer, Director, Co-Creator, As: Danny Parker, Dick Johansonson - Television

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Back of the Y Masterpiece Television - 1, First Episode

2001, Producer, Editor, Writer, As: Danny Parker, Dick Johansonson - Television

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Back of the Y Masterpiece Television - 3, Series One, Episode Three

2001, Editor, Writer, Producer, As: Danny Parker, Dick Johansonson - Television

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Back of the Y Masterpiece Television - 4, Series One, Episode Four

2001, Editor, Writer, Producer, As: Danny Parker, Dick Johansonson - Television

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Back of the Y Masterpiece Television - 5, Series One, Episode Five

2001, Editor, Writer, Producer, As: Danny Parker - Television

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Back of the Y Masterpiece Television - 6, Series One, Episode Six

2001, Producer, As: Danny Parker, Editor, Writer - Television

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Back of the Y Masterpiece Television - 7, Series One, Episode Seven

2001, Writer, Editor, Producer, As: Danny Parker, Dick Johansonson - Television

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Back of the Y Masterpiece Television - 2, Series One, Episode Two

2001, Producer, Writer, Editor, As: Danny Parker, Dick Johansonson - Television

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Underwater Mountain

2000, Co-Director - Music video

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Space

2000, Reporter - Television