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Matt Cooke & Vince Lund

Writer, Director - Drama / Film / Kids (live action)

Agent: Jean Kitson - jean@kitsonpress.co.uk

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Matt & Vince started filmmaking together and set up commercials company Rapidpics. Their short films have been shown across the world, and they have directed commercials work for cinema, TV and online. They directed fantasy drama Handle With Care, won several awards, including ‘Best Short’ and ‘Best Production Craft’ at the Royal Television Society awards. Their writing started with Dogs Of Law, a feature-length innovative cop drama in development with Universal Pictures. Original features include The Lake, which was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship competition. They started as regular writers on Doctors and wrote a commissioned 120’ episode of Lewis for ITV. They are now writing regularly for BBC daytime and CBBC (The Coroner and The Dumping Ground) and have just been commissioned to write an original project for CBBC via Infinite Wisdom Studios.

Work

Current

Hush
Infinite Wisdom / CBBC

Original series in development

Television

The Coroner II (2016)
BBC Birmingham

1 x 45′ episode

The Dumping Ground (2016)
CBBC

1 x 30′ episode for CBBC drama

Casualty (2015)
BBC

1 x 50’ episode after successfully completing Casualty shadow scheme.

The Coroner (2014-2015)
BBC Birmingham

1 x 45′ episode of new BBC daytime drama; filmed July 2015 for transmission early 2016.

Doctors 16 (2014-2015)
BBC

Wrote 3 x 30’ episodes for the 2014-5 series

Lewis (2014)
Mammoth / ITV

Commissioned 120’ episode of flagship ITV detective drama. This was an overcommissioned ‘back-up’ episode so will not be made

Doctors 14 and 15 (2012-2013)
BBC

6 x 30’ episodes of the daytime drama including a standalone two-part story, ‘Viva Las Letherbridge’

The Gamble (2012)

Original pilot episode for 6 x 60’ drama

Feature Film

The Lake (2011)

Original spec screenplay

Semi-finalist, Academy Awards Nicholl Fellowship Scheme

Arthur's Lore (2011)

Fantasy adventure original screenplay.

Awarded feature film development funding from Screen West Midlands. Mentor: Kate Leys

Dogs of Law (2010)
Infinite Wisdom / Universal Pictures

Commissioned cop thriller in development, with Robert Carlyle and Luke Evans attached

Short Film

Lacs in Education (2011)
Chatback

Educational short film starring Mark Williams

Handle with Care (2010)
Chatback

Devised comedy drama starring Josie Lawrence.

Winner: RTS ‘Best Fictional Short’

Arthur's Lore (2008)

Fantasy adventure, awarded funding under Digishorts Scheme by UK Film Council and Screen West Midlands

Maverick Blues / Ringside / Silo 22 (2007)

Comedy pilots.

Development funded by Screen West Midlands.

Script editor: Tristram Shapeero

Room 45 (2006)

Black comedy. Funded under Digishorts Scheme by UK Film Council and Screen West Midlands

The Urban Savannah (2005)

Comedy. Awarded funding by ITV. Selected for BFI’s Reel Shorts DVD

Commercials and Viral

Behind the Brands (2013)
Oxfam

Web commercial. Featured on upworthy.com, leading to 390,000 people signing up to Oxfam’s Behind the Brand campaign.

Loans to Go (2012)

TV Commercial

International Women's Day (2008)
Oxfam

Web / radio commercial. Radio ad featured Helen Mirren

Glen, Garry & Ross (2011)

Web commercial. Achieved Oxfam’s highest conversion rate from a commercial in 2012

Shaken & Slurred (2010)
Coventry City Council

Alcohol awareness advert. Cinema release, shown nationwide.

Winner: ‘Best Publicity Campaign’ Health Business Awards

Romance (2009)

Web commercial

Drunk Santa (2008)

Comedy viral advert

Over 650,000 hits on YouTube