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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