Erlend Hella Matre has been studying and working with visual art since his early teens. In Norway he studied fine arts and theater science at the University of Oslo. Since 1998 he has been working with design in theater and film in the Czech Republic, starting off studying stage design under professor Lubos Hruza at the theater faculty of applied arts at the Charles University, Prague. He has written short scripts for films as well as co-written a full feature “Descending Roads” (dir. Randal Scott Williams).
Erlend Hella Matre has also experience as an actor both on the stage and in films in Norway as well as in Czech Republic.
He has done stage and film design, including costume design, at several Czech theaters and Czech film productions, commercials and music videos.
In his youth he was also an active musician with percussion as main instrument and piano and guitar as side instruments.