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Matthew Jacobs Morgan

Director, Writer

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 and in development with the BBC. Last year he took part in the BFI/BAFTA LGBTQ+ Flare program, where he was mentored by John Cameron Mitchell; and the Channel 4 Screenwriting Course where he wrote an original pilot script VAMPING, currently under option to Square One. He has original scripts/treatments with Intaglio, Tiger Aspect, Kudos, Warp, and Bonafide, and he has also contributed an episode of HOLLYOAKS.

Matthew’s first feature film MINE, a family drama about post-natal depression in a same-sex couple is in development with BFI with executive producer Mary Burke and Joy Gharoro Akpojotor. It is based on a short film by the same name which was selected for Inside Out Toronto, Aesthetica Film Festival, image+nation festival LGBTQ Montreal and Side by Side St. Petersburg.

Matthew’s most recent short film POMPEII was a collaboration with directors Harry Lighton and Marco Alessi, produced by Sorcha Bacon (of BAFTA-nominated WREN BOYS) and Film4. It premiered at London Film Festival on 11th October 2019 and was nominated for best short at the London Critics Circle Film Awards.

Matthew made his first short film GRACIE in 2014. It stars Kate Dickie (COUPLE IN A HOLE, THE WITCH), Rakie Ayola (HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD) and Angela Wynter (WONDROUS OBLIVION). It was funded by B3 Media and IdeasTap and received a TV broadcast on London Live. Winner of Best Film at Leeds Young Film Festival and Fresh Faced Film Festival. Winner of Best Actress at Solo Para Cortos Film Festival. Official selection: Aruba Film Festival, Regina International Film Festival, San Francisco Black Film Festival, Roxbury International Film Festival, Solo Para Cortos, Triforce Film Festival, Västerås Film Festival, BFI Future Film Festival. 

As an actor, Matthew’s credits include PURE (Channel 4), ENTERPRICE (BBC3), LOVE NINA (BBC1) and CUFFS (BBC1).

Matthew is represented in the US by Merideth Bajaña at Grandview Management. As an actor he’s represented by Frances Stevenson and Jessica Jackson at Curtis Brown.

Film Credits:

Pompeii
Co-writer/Co-director
Produced by Sorcha Bacon/Film4
Nominated for best short at the London Critics Circle Film Awards.

Mine 
Writer/Director
Starring Joshua McGuire and John MacMillan.

Gracie
Writer/Director
Starring Angela Wynter, Rakie Ayola and Kate Dickie. 

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.

 

 

 

 

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