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Matt Cooke & Vince Lund

Writer, Director, Children's, 6+ years, 10+ years, Live Action, Series Developer - Drama / Film / Kids (live action)

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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 released globally on Nickelodeon in 2023. They are currently developing other original live action kids and YA dramas, and an original thriller for C5.



Rock Island Mysteries (aka Taylor's Island)
Threewise Entertainment / Nickelodeon

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.

Infinite Wisdom Studios

Developing 3-part drama thriller series for Channel 5


Original feature


Father Brown (2022)

Wrote 1 x 45′ episode for Series 10.

Shakespeare & Hathaway S4

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.

Doctors (2018-2020)

Regular writers on the popular medical drama.

Shakespeare & Hathaway S3 (2020)

1 x 45′ episode for the daytime crime series.
– ‘How the Rogue Roar’d’

Hush (2017-2018)
Infinite Wisdom / CBBC

Original series in development

The Coroner II (2016)
BBC Birmingham

1 x 45′ episode

The Dumping Ground (2016)

1 x 30′ episode for CBBC drama

Casualty (2015)

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)

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)

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

Short Film

Lacs in Education (2011)

Educational short film starring Mark Williams

Handle with Care (2010)

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)

Web commercial. Featured on, 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)

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