Matt’s feature script THE TOLL, a black comedy thriller developed on Ffilm Cymru Wales’ Cinematic scheme, is currently in production. Produced by Vaughan Sivell at Western Edge Pictures. Ffilm Cymru previously awarded production funding for AMBITION, a short film teaser for THE TOLL starring Simon Russell Beale, now in post-production. The film will star Michael Smiley, Iwan Rheon, Paul Kaye and Annes Elwy.
Matt will participate in the Edinburgh International Film Festival Ideas Lab 2018/19 as one of eight screenwriters selected from across the UK.
Having pitched a feature adaptation of the poem THE HIGHWAYMAN on the Creative Skillset/BFI Adapt to Film scheme, Matt is now developing the script with producer Vivien Muller-Rommel at Studio Hamburg UK. Also in development is relationship comedy DATING KATIE, produced by Kathy Speirs and Andee Ryder, directed by the Horton Brothers, financed by Creative England and Ffilm Cymru Wales/BFI Net.Work. Matt co-created sitcom FIRST SITE with LA-based producer Dan Lupovitz, which has been developed by Baby Cow Productions.
Produced work includes an iPlayer episode of CASUALTY for the BBC, and sci-fi short films SILENT PHANTOM and THE PLACE OF MY BIRTH, which won Best Short at the Royal Television Society’s West Awards in Bristol in March 2017. Having worked with director Matt Harris-Freeth on both short films, they are now working together to develop CUTTHROAT, a period thriller being pitched as “Reservoir Dogs with Pirates”, which has been selected for the BFI Weekender in November 2017.
Matt Redd previously worked as an AD and in production on series including DOCTOR WHO, CASUALTY and DA VINCI’S DEMONS. He produced short films 17 (Erin Richards, Lloyd Everitt) and BRIGHT LIGHTS (Alexander Vlahos), and co-produced comedy feature BIG FONT. LARGE SPACING, which premiered at the Atlanta Film Festival.
Matt was previously shortlisted for Channel 4’s Coming Up scheme and the BBC Writers Academy. He was selected for the Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab 2017.