RESUME

See the projects matt’s been involved with...

Commissioned
Work​

Animation Development Researcher | A Large Evil Corporation

Feb 2018 – Present

Working in development on an animation project for Bath-based animation company A Large Evil Corporation.

Script & Novel Reader | Entertainment One Television International

2017 – Present

Script reader for television devision of London-based production company Entertainment One (The Walking Dead, Designated Survivor, Peppa Pig). Reporting to the Development Executive, I am responsible for writing coverage to advise on whether scripts or novels, sent in by agents and publishing houses, should be optioned for further development; and to assess the story structure and marketability of a given work. 

Script Reader | Box Office Limited

2016 – Present

Script reader for Writer & Director Steve Box (Academy Award Winner for Wallace & Gromit and the Curse of the Were Rabbit and 4 time BAFTA winner; including The Alexander Korda Award for Most Outstanding British Film of the Year 2006.)

 

Responsible for writing coverage in the industry-standard format, and attending meetings to advise on the structure of feature scripts in development for major production companies such as Studio Canal and Aardman. My notes have since been used in drafts going forward, and have helped secure the green lighting of projects.

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Commissioned Work

Credits

Credits

'Barnardo's Child Nighttime Safety' | Writer

Animation | Training Video | Barnardo's | 2015

Commissioned by the Barnardo’s children’s charity to create a five minute short detailing how to spot the signs of children in danger. Told through the story of a teenage girl who falls into the hands of a sexual abuser.

As featured on a BBC News report

'About Stage & The City' | Writer

Documentary Advert | The Anna Fiorentini Foundation | 2015

A docu-ad on the Anna Fiorentini Foundation Foundation, a charity that helps disadvantaged children gain scholarships for her theatre school. 

'Ananda Marga: Self Realisation & Service to All' | Writer

Documentary Advert | AMURT UK | 2015

Commissioned by the AMURT UK charity to create a short documentary-advert highlighting the main areas of the charity’s operations.

'Ink' | Writer & Director

Animation | Short Film | Matthew East Ltd. | 2015

Creator of this stop-motion short about when a full stop stuck in computer screen realises it’s actually meant to be printed on a book, and struggles to get back to where it’s come from.

'The Ascent' | Writer

Comedy | Short Film | Ronald Jones Ltd. | 2013

When an elderly lady gets caught short, she must decide between taking the obscenely slow stair-lift to the toilet or answering the door for her meal on wheels, and risk bursting in front of the delivery man. 

IAC BIAFF Award Winner

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Education

Education

MA Screenwriting

MET Film School, London | 2016

Graduated with Merit. 

 

Throughout the course I worked alongside charities to create short films and received tutorials from Oscar-winning writer & director Steve Box, and 'The Pitch' author Eileen Quinn. I also had scripts that I had written filmed at Ealing Studios. 

BA Humanities (Honours) With Philosophy & Religious Studies

The Open University, Milton Keynes | 2013

Graduated with Upper Second Class Honours. 

 

Through Philosophy I studied the history of Western thought through the minds of scholars such as Plato, Kant, Hume and Descartes. Here I specialised in the Philosophy of Mind, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion and Political Philosophy and ended with a thesis on qualia of the human condition.  

 

Through Religious Studies I first gained a knowledge of all the major world religions and then specialised in Christianity, Islam and Buddhism. Subjects included the role of woman in religions, conflict in religion – particularly between that of Christianity and Islam – and examining the rise of secularity in Great Britain. 

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Scripts in production

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Scripts in
Production
Relevant
Experience

Relevant experience

Script Supervisor

'I Dream of Penance' | Psychological Horror Short Film | Eritia De Jonghe Ltd. | 2015

Worked as script supervisor on set for this short film. Responsible for continuity and ensuring shot coverage. 

Boom Operator

'High Heels' | Neo-Noir Short Film | Renessa Mahabeer | 2015

Responsible for operating the boom on this 5 minute short. 

Music Reviewer

Live-Music-Scene | 2010-2013

Music critic to local bands and national acts for this online magazine. ​

Radio Presenter

HubRadio | University for the West of England | 2010 - 2013

Presenter of this weekly music radio show, featuring music news, music charts and games.

Winner of the award for the ‘Most Well Produced Show’  – UWE Radio Awards.

Radio Presenter

Bristol Community Radio | 2009

Headhunted to create and present this weekly show featuring music, local news and magazine-style segments.​

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Testimonials

Steve Box

Academy Award Winning Writer & Director | Box Office Ltd.

"When I hired Matt to analyse a couple of animated feature scripts for me, I was extremely impressed with his reports. They were carefully considered, tactful and even offered potential solutions or alternative routes to illustrate where something wasn’t firing. I would thoroughly recommend Matt for script coverage, as he also values the experience to further his craft of screenwriting.”

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