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Matthew Orton

Producer, Screen, Writer

    About Matthew Orton

    Matt graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford in 2010 with a first in History. His debut feature screenplay CLEAN featured on the Brit List. Early in his career, Matt participated in the Guiding Lights feature scheme, mentored by Matt Charman, and was named a ‘Star of Tomorrow’ by Screen International.

    In 2015, Matt sold a spec screenplay to MGM about the capture of the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. This script featured on the Black List and the Brit List in 2016, before being produced and then released in 2018 as the feature OPERATION FINALE, directed by Chris Weitz and with a cast led by Oscar Isaac and Sir Ben Kingsley.

    Matt’s TV series DEVIL’S PEAK, based on Deon Meyer’s acclaimed Benny Griessel novels, is currently in production for MNET/Lookout Point/Expanded Media.

    In Development

      • Production
      • Company
      • Notes
      • DARK WIRE
      • Netflix
      • Feature commission adapted from Joseph Cox’s forthcoming book / Director: Jason Bateman
      • SHIBUMI
      • Warner Brothers
      • Feature commission, based on the novel by Trevanian / Director: Chad Stahelski
      • UNTITLED 
      • Element Pictures
      • Feature in development as a writer/director
      • A TROJAN HORSE
      • House Productions
      • Thriller pilot in development
      • KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
      • Disney
      • Original feature commission
      • NIGHT OF THE HUNTER
      • Universal / Pascal Pictures
      • Feature commission based on the novel by David Grubb
      • UNTITLED BATTLE OF BRITAIN PROJECT
      • 20th Century Fox
      • Producers: Scott Free, Safehouse Executive Producer: Matt Charman Director: Ridley Scott
      • REASON OF STATE
      • Wildgaze Films / Silvertown Films / Black Bear Pictures
      • Original feature commission (political thriller)

    TV

      • Production
      • Company
      • Notes
      • DEVIL’S PEAK
      • Lookout Point / Expanded Media / MNET
      • Creator for TV and Executive Producer on 5 x 60’ episodes Writer of 4 x 60’ Based on Deon Meyer’s novels
      • MOON KNIGHT
      • Marvel / Disney
      • Consulting Producer on 6 x 60’ episodes Co-writer of Episode 5

    Film

      • Production
      • Company
      • Notes
      • OPERATION FINALE
      • Automatik / MGM / Netflix
      • Director: Chris Weitz Cast includes: Oscar Isaac, Sir Ben Kingsley / “a stirring entertainment but also strong stuff. Highly recommended.” Deadline “an earnest and effective dramatization” New York Times “Ben Kingsley is masterfully menacing as Adolf Eichmann in this gripping account of the Nazi chief’s capture and interrogation” The Times ****