Matthew J Gunn

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018 - 2019Original Screenplay & Story
Film (Feature)
PATIENTS OF A SAINT
Russell Owen
Golden Crab Films & Ockham Films
2017 - 2018Script and Story Editor
Film (Feature)
Three Dots and a Dash
Kiran Valipa Venkat
Wordsmith Entertainment
2018Screenwriter
Film (Feature)
IMMIGRANTMedan Productions
2018Screenplay & Story
Film (Feature)
RIDE BY
Ian Dray
Ockham Film Production
2008 - 2017Freelance Workshop Tutor
Education
CREATIVE WRITING & FILM MAKING WORKSHOPSQueen Marys College, Guildford College, Strodes College
2009 - 2017Freelance Workshop Tutor
Education
WRITING FOR TVBirbeck University of London
2017Screenwriter & Producer
Film (Feature)
A ROOM TO DIE FOR
Devanand Shanmugam
Champagne Charlie Productions
2017Screenwriter & Producer
Film (Feature)
Rash
Eoghan Synnott
Swing of the Shovel Productions
2012 - 2016Freelance Workshop Tutor
Education
FILM WRITING WORKSHOPSBradfield College
2016Screenwriter & Director
Film (Docu)
The wonderful digby
Matthew J Gunn
Swing of the Shovel Productions
2016Screenwriter
Film (Feature)
Frank phoenixAnimus Pictures
2010Co-Writer & Director
Theatre
TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY
Matthew J Gunn & Tom Hall
Stray Monkey Productions
2009Writer
Theatre
FIRST LOVEH2o THEATRE
2008Writer
Radio
HOT PANTS AND FLARESMADS Stage & Dance School
2007 - 2008Screenwriter
Film (Feature)
Trilogy room 237
Armando Costantino
H2o Film & Casanova Entertainment
2006Screenwriter & Director
Film (Feature)
Sleeping With Fishes
Matthew J Gunn
Stray Monkey Productions
1999 - 2000Script Editor and Assistant Director
Theatre
STICKS & STONES
Lance Nielsen
The Gutted Film and Theatre Company
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    1997FilmSouthampton Institute of Higher Education

    About me

    Bought up with a creative Mum, whose 60s/70s ideals of freedom, cinema, art and music, rubbed themselves onto her youngest son. Coupled with being a Leo (I was bought up with star signs) writing and making films was a wonderful star to ascend to (no matter what setbacks are faced I continue to reach for it).

    Studying Film in Southampton during the Britpop era I was lucky enough to be tutored by the late great Ken Russell and Irish playwright Seamus Finnigan, both of whom I gained invaluable experience from.

    Since graduating many moons ago I’ve been lucky enough to write in; Film (released features across cinemas, festivals, Blu-ray/DVD and VOD). Theatre (plays held at Rhoda McGraw, Courtyard Theatre and New Victoria). Books (two published fiction novels). Among my long-term collaborations have been Bafta nominees, White Lantern Films, award winning director, Mike Le Han, and multi-festival winning producer, Ben Richards. Colleges, universities and film schools have been crazy enough to hire me to run writing workshops, where it’s been an honour to help ignite flair and ambition in students and their ideas.

    My joint true love alongside writing is Liverpool Football Club. A lifelong red, I still dream of playing for them despite being not only rubbish at football but way past a sportsmen’s retirement age! Taking us full circle, back to the best lesson my beautiful mum gave me ‘Never give up on your dreams, believe in yourself and you can achieve anything’.

    Additional Information

    I have been hired by film companies worldwide to work on feature and tv concepts alongside the directors and producers, varying from; developing the story concept into full fledged shooting script, if a rough early script is already written working alongside the director to bring it to life and make it cinematic, to being given a strong script that needs a 2nd set of eyes as a script editor and scene by scene feedback notes, and developing concept treatment packages (pitch, bio’s, synopsis, creative statement, franchise potential, genre key pts, marketing plans and financial incentives) to help fully fund the projects.

    I have examples of scripts written purely by me, scripts co-written with directors and concept funding treatment bibles, that can be sent via email.

    They key aspects when creating any concept from my point of view have always been communication and collaboration, to get a project from blank page to filming to release it requires hard work, dedication and full commitment, all of which I’ve always prided myself on.

    Referees

    White Lantern Films Ltd

    Adam Merrifield (Producer)

    Email: **contact removed**

    Swing of the Shovel Productions Ltd

    Eoghan Synnott (Director)

    Email: **contact removed**

    Animus Pictures Ltd

    Ben Richards (Producer)

    Email: **contact removed**

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Experienced in
    • Animation
    • Arts
    • Biography
    • Business
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • ENG/Outside Broadcast
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Live TV
    • Magazine
    • Mobile Phone Content
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • Sport
    • Youth TV
    Interested in
    • Animation
    • Arts
    • Biography
    • Business
    • Childrens
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • ENG/Outside Broadcast
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Magazine
    • Mobile Phone Content
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • Sport
    • Television
    • Youth TV
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Organization/Union Membership
    • Writers' Guild (UK)