Matt & Vince started filmmaking together and set up commercials company Popcorn and Co. 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 original projects for Nickelodeon and CBBC via Infinite Wisdom Studios.
Writing a new episode for the 19th series of the popular medical drama.
Commissioned to develop an original series. Currently writing show bible and two pilot scripts.
Original series in development
1 x 45′ episode
1 x 30′ episode for CBBC drama
1 x 50’ episode after successfully completing Casualty shadow scheme.
1 x 45′ episode of new BBC daytime drama; filmed July 2015 for transmission early 2016.
Wrote 3 x 30’ episodes for the 2014-5 series
Commissioned 120’ episode of flagship ITV detective drama. This was an overcommissioned ‘back-up’ episode so will not be made
6 x 30’ episodes of the daytime drama including a standalone two-part story, ‘Viva Las Letherbridge’
Original pilot episode for 6 x 60’ drama
Original spec screenplay
Semi-finalist, Academy Awards Nicholl Fellowship Scheme
Fantasy adventure original screenplay.
Awarded feature film development funding from Screen West Midlands. Mentor: Kate Leys
Commissioned cop thriller in development, with Robert Carlyle and Luke Evans attached
Educational short film starring Mark Williams
Devised comedy drama starring Josie Lawrence.
Winner: RTS ‘Best Fictional Short’
Fantasy adventure, awarded funding under Digishorts Scheme by UK Film Council and Screen West Midlands
Development funded by Screen West Midlands.
Script editor: Tristram Shapeero
Black comedy. Funded under Digishorts Scheme by UK Film Council and Screen West Midlands
Comedy. Awarded funding by ITV. Selected for BFI’s Reel Shorts DVD
Commercials and Viral
Web commercial. Featured on upworthy.com, leading to 390,000 people signing up to Oxfam’s Behind the Brand campaign.
Web / radio commercial. Radio ad featured Helen Mirren
Web commercial. Achieved Oxfam’s highest conversion rate from a commercial in 2012
Alcohol awareness advert. Cinema release, shown nationwide.
Winner: ‘Best Publicity Campaign’ Health Business Awards
Comedy viral advert
Over 650,000 hits on YouTube