Shadon Meredith Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


185 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Shadon is a television, theatre and film actor who is best-known on screen for playing the role of Matiu Thompson on renowned Kiwi soap Shortland Street.Other television credits include appearances in Power Rangers, Spartacus and Find Me a Māori Bride. Shadon has extensive experience in theatre, having worked locally and internationally with youth based theatre projects. He helped set up the theatre collective Polynesian Laboratory, where he co-directed their maiden production LeTonu: The Decision. His own stage credits include lead roles in Red Leaps Theatre’s production of The Arrival, Sui Moa’s play No Man’s Land, and more recently Auckland Theatre Company’s The Seagull.

Feature Film.

2022Darkest Light Dr Taumata (Supporting)SnowForge Films
Dir. Floris Van Gaalen

Film Film.

2021Shut EyeDoctor Jacobs (Supporting)Lumin Productions
Dir. Thomas Levesque

Short Film.

2009High Risk TeamStudent DoctorDir. Jason Stutter
2008Shopping for OneShopping Assistant / Zombie KingAltiplano Productions
2007Levy and Mia (Lead)NZ Film School

Short Film.

2007Consequence (Lead)NZ Film School
2007Kissing Butterflies (Lead)NZ Film School


2023Double ParkedFireman (Guest)Dir. Chris Parker
2023My Life Is Murder S3Setu (Guest)Dir. Various
2022Rurangi S2Andy (Guest )Dir. Max Curry
2022Toi Time Season 1 - 3Wolfy (Supporting)
2019Shortland StreetMatiu Thompson (Supporting Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2015Find Me a Maori BrideStan LeotaBrown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions
2012SpartacusMale SlavePacific Renaissance Spartacus Ltd
2011Power RangersVendorPower Rangers Production Ltd
2010The InvestigatorSamuel KirnerRed Sky
Dir. Bryan Bruce
2009M I B - DocumentaryMurderer 1 and 2Gibson Group
2007Sensing MurderMurderer 1Ninox


2023King LearCornwellAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Michael Hurst & Ben Henson
2021Ladies NightWes (Lead)Court Theatre
Dir. Sam Sneddon
2020The SeagullTrigotinAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Eleanor Bishop
2020UPU - NZ Arts FestivalPeformerSilo Theatre
2019Upu Mai WhetuDir. Teuila Grace
2018The ArrivalRed LeapBrisbane Arts Festival
2018The Arrival RoleThe Traveler (Lead)Red Leap
Dir. Julie Nolan
2017Waiting (Lead)Nelson Fringe
Dir. Sos & Sha Creative
20142080BartholomewATC Next Stage
Dir. Katie Wolfe
2014Goodbye My Feleni (Lead)Hekama Productions
Dir. Amelia Reid-Meredith
2014No Man's Land (Lead)Tales from the Kava Bowl
2014SeaEnsemble/AntagonisRed Leap Theatre Company
2013The Arrival (Lead)Red Leap Theatre Company
2012Goodbye My FeleniSoliderDir. Chris Malloy
2012The Laramie ProjectMultipleAlacrity Productions
2012The Laramie ProjectMultipleAlacrity Productions
2011Woman's WorkMultiple Characters K.C Kelly
2010Auckland PlaywrightsS.A.S SoldierThe Edge, Auckland Playwrights
Dir. Paul Forrester
2010Havoc In The GardenDavisPlaymarket, Massive Company
Dir. Sam Scott
2010His Mother's Son - Leilani UnasaStephenPlaymarke
Dir. Katrina Chandra
2010Le Tauvaga - Louise Tu'uPlaymarket
Dir. Heto Ah Hi
2010Out At SeaTallDir. Sebastian Sommers
2009Building Strong FamiliesEnsembleRefugee Forum
Dir. Leo-Gene Peters
2009Caucasian Chalk Circle - Bertolt BrechtAzdakDir. Christian Penny
2009Go SoloDonald Francis MeredithSophie Roberts
2008Anything GoesSolo / ChorusDir. Lyndee-Jane Rutherford, Laughton Patrick
2008Mountain Language - Harold PinterThe PrisonerDir. David Nevell
2008PakiwaitaraHarbour Board ChorusDir. Jade Eriksen, Teina Moetara
2008Party Time - Harold PinterJimmyDir. Bill Guest
2008Some Girl(s) - Neil LabuteThe ManDir. Rachel Moore, Nathaniel lees, Jonathan Hendry
2008The Tempest - ShakespeareProsperoDir. John Bolton
2007His Mother's SonStephenChicken Head Productions
Dir. Katrina Chandra


2012SealordSaatchi Saatchi Auckland
2010Skin Deep - Ole MaiavaRadio NZ
Dir. Jason Te Kare
2009O Le Samaria - David Mamea Radio NZ
Dir. Jason Te Kare
2008Leone - Tusi TamaseseRadio NZ
Dir. Jason Te Kare

Web Series.

2016Awkward Love TVNZ
Dir. Emmett Skilton


Stevie Ray Advanced Acting - McGregor Casting - 2019
Advanced Screen Workshop - Liz Mullane and Rachel Bullock - 2018
The 'Actor in Process' - Sara Wiseman - 2018
Self Taped Audition Masterclass - Taking Control - 2017, McSweeney Newman Casting Australia, Dave Newman
Play/Text Workshop - The Actor's Laboratory, Christian Penny - 2011
Toi Whakaari, NZ Drama School - Bachelor of Performing Arts - Acting - 2009
Diploma in Stage and Screen - The New Zealand College of Performing Arts - 2006