Matthew Jacobs Morgan is an award-winning writer and director from London. Matthew’s first TV script, LAMB & MUTTON, is currently under option to Tiger Aspect Productions. This year he has partaken in the BFI/BAFTA LGBTQ+ Flare program, where he was mentored by John Cameron Mitchell; and on the Channel 4 Screenwriting Course where he has written an original pilot script VAMPING. He has original ideas in development with Kudos, Bonafide and Objective, and he recently contributed an episode of HOLLYOAKS.
His first feature is in development with the BFI, produced by Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor
His short film GRACIE was funded by IdeasTap and B3 Media (in association with BFI and Arts Council England) and starred Angela Wynter (Wondrous Oblivion, Eastenders), Kate Dickie (The Witch, Game of Thrones) and Rakie Ayola (Dredd, No Offence). The film was selected for numerous international festivals including Underwire Film Festival and Aruba Film Festival, and won Best Film at Fresh Faced Film Festival as well as receiving its TV broadcast on London Live. You can read it’s review from UK Film Review here, and watch the film here:
In 2013, he was selected for the National Theatre’s New Views Young Writer’s programme, and in 2014, took part in B3 Media’s TalentLab programme (led by Professor Ken Dancyger of Tisch University), getting through to the third phase, and receiving production funding.
In 2015, he received funding from Creative Skillset to attend EICAR International Film School in Paris for a screenwriting programme to develop his first feature film.
Matthew’s most recent short film MINE starred Joshua McGuire (Lovesick, About Time) and John MacMillan (Chewing Gum, Silk) and is currently in consideration for various film festivals. As well as playing festivals, this film will serve as a pilot for a feature.
He began his career in acting, with credits including CUFFS (Tiger Aspect/BBC1) LOVE, NINA (See Saw Films/BBC1) and WASTED (Angel Eye Media/E4) as well as theatre credits including OUR TOWN (Almeida Theatre). He is represented by Curtis Brown as an Actor.
Starring Joshua McGuire and John MacMillan.
Starring Angela Wynter, Rakie Ayola and Kate Dickie.
National Theatre New Views Writing Programme
B3 Media Talentlab
EICAR Screenwriters Programme
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