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Matthew Orton

Writer

Agent

Emily Hickman

Matt graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford in 2010 with a first in History.  He won the BBC Writersroom Young Writers’ Competition in 2012 with his TV spec, PRIMED, and his debut feature screenplay CLEAN was optioned by Michael Kuhn’s Qwerty Films in 2014 and featured on the Brit List later that year.  In 2015, Matt participated in the Guiding Lights feature scheme, mentored by Matt Charman, and was named a ‘Star of Tomorrow’ by Screen International.  He also sold another spec screenplay to MGM, which subsequently featured on the 2015 Black List – a historical thriller based on the capture of Adolf Eichmann.

Matt is currently developing a number of projects for TV and film.

Current Projects:

UNTITLED CAPTURING EICHMANN PROJECT Automatik / MGM
Optioned feature spec (historical thriller)
*Featured on the 2015 Black List
*Featured on the 2016 Brit List
Producers: Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Matt Charman
Director: Chris Weitz

REASON OF STATE Wildgaze Films / Silvertown Films / Black Bear Pictures
Original feature commission (political thriller)
*Featured on the 2016 Black List

CLEAN Qwerty Films
Original feature spec (action thriller)
*Featured on the 2014 Brit List

Current TV Projects include:

SOLOMON Urban Myth Films
Original TV pilot script commission (crime thriller)

SHADOW WALKING Urban Myth Films
Original TV treatment commission

 

 

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