After flunking most of his ‘O’ Levels and being told by a career officer a job in telly was impossible, Matt ended up in a job he hated. While drawing plans of the inside of telephone exchanges, he saved enough money to fund himself through Art college. Happy he could now draw wiggly lines, as well as straight ones!
Two years later he got into Leicester Poly, playing at stop-frame animation and making films on a clunky VHS video camera; he somehow walked away with a degree in Graphic Design!
In 2000 he landed his dream job as a motion designer at Channel 4, where he honed his skills as a Designer, Director and Editor. He created promos, idents and title sequences for Channel 4 shows and a host of TV sponsorships.He left Channel 4 to realise his new dream job, to be a commercials director, while his promo work saw him nominated for best Director at Promax.
His eclectic commercial work has encompassed documentary, kids, celebrity, even puppetry. Over the years leaning more and more into his love of quirky visuals and comedic performances.
Matt brings a design sensibility to everything he shoots, creating clean and simple frames. He loves discovering new talent, working with both new and established actors, often combining the two within his films.
He strives to keep a fun and relaxed atmosphere on set, which brings out the best from every department. “If we’re having fun, everyone does their best work and that positive energy pours through the screen.”
He’s currently developing several short films and a comedy series “The Death Diaries” running alongside his content and commercial work.