Chairman, Omnilab Media
In the late 90’s Christopher’s vision was to vertically integrate, which he has. He is proud that the company attracts the top talent and has great relationships with its clients, partners and suppliers. He has built the business into the largest supplier of comprehensive services to the broadcast, production and advertising industries.
A couple of milestones; In '02, he won the contract for production services and playout for the Movie Network Channels and built the independent playout and production services business, The Playroom. In '03 he bought Singtel Optus's Video Operations Centre and won the outsourced services of MTV, Ovation, Odyssey, ACC and Sky News.
In '05 he de listed the Digital Media divisions of AAV Limited in Syd, Melb, and NZ. '07 acquired multi award winning Oktobor. '08 spearheaded a partnership with KMM, the company behind Happy Feet, Babe and Mad Max, in a new Australian based digital film company, Dr D.
He continues to develop intellectual property in both technology and content and recently licensed its Websend print distribution software into the UK, Canada, USA, South Africa and Asian territories making Omnilab Media with its global partners the second largest distributor of print material in the world.
In content his portfolio develops by partnering with the best creative and financial talent around the world. His recent Executive Producer credits The Bank Job (director Roger Donaldson, starring Jason Statham), “W” (director Oliver Stone, starring Josh Browlin), The Messenger (director Oren Moverman, starring Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster), In Her Skin (Guy Pearce, Sam Neill, Miranda Otto). Dying Breed, (Nathan Phillips, Leigh Whannell), Closed for Winter (starring Nathalie Imbruglia).
He develops, multiple “Media Hub” properties in Sydney and Melbourne housing a number of his own businesses, media industry public companies and MTV Networks Australia.
Specialties: Entrepreneurial leadership; business development; in-depth and broad understanding of the media industry with its past, present and future.
Managing Director, Omnilab Media
Managing Director, Ambience Entertainment
Matthew Street is Managing Director of Omnilab Media, Australia and New Zealand’s leading privately owned, integrated media and entertainment company. In this role and in conjunction with his dual role as Managing Director of production company Ambience Entertainment, Matthew oversees and spearheads Omnilab Media’s drive into content development and sales and distribution.
With Matthew's expertise and leadership, Omnilab Media and its associated companies has developed into one of Australia's leading content producers and production companies. He is committed to the goal of making a continuous and valuable contribution to the Australian entertainment industry.
Matthew’s Omnilab Media project credits include: Killer Elite (starring Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro, Golden Globe® winner Clive Owen and Jason Statham); Tomorrow When The War Began, directed by Stuart Beattie, based on the books by Australian author John Marsden; Sean Byrne’s horror film The Loved Ones starring Xavier Samuel (from the Twilight Series: Eclipse); and Australian horror film Dying Breed (starring Nathan Phillips and Leigh Whannell).
Matthew has executive produced international feature films: Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (directed by Kevin Munroe starring Brandon Routh and Sam Huntington); Academy Award nominated The Messenger (staring Ben Foster & Woody Harrelson); W (directed by Oliver Stone starring Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Banks) and The Bank Job (directed by Roger Donaldson starring Jason Statham).