Matt & Vince started filmmaking together at school and set up commercials company Popcorn & 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. Original features include ‘The Lake‘, which was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship competition, and ‘Dogs of Law‘ which went into development with Universal. In television they are regular writers on ‘Doctors‘ and BBC daytime (‘The Coroner‘, ‘Shakespeare and Hathaway‘, Father Brown). The live-action drama series they co-created for Nickelodeon, Rock Island Mysteries, broadcast its first series globally on Nickelodeon in 2022 and was immediately recommissioned for a second series, which is slated for a 2023 release. They are currently developing other original live action kids and YA dramas, and an original thriller for C5.
Co-creators and Executive Producers on new 20 x 22′ live action adventure series for Nickelodeon. Filmed in Australia in 2021 and broadcast on Nickelodeon from July 2022. Matt and Vince co-created and developed the series with Michael Ford at Threewise Media. It was renewed for Series 2 in 2022, which released globally in October 2023.
Developing 3-part drama thriller series for Channel 5
Wrote 1 x 45′ episode for Series 10.
2 x 45′ episodes of the new series of the popular daytime crime drama.
Their first episode, ‘If It Be Man’s Work’, aired on Monday 14th February, opening the series. Their second episode, ‘Some Cupid Kills’, aired Tuesday 22nd February. Watch on iPlayer here.
Regular writers on the popular medical drama.
1 x 45′ episode for the daytime crime series.
– ‘How the Rogue Roar’d’
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
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