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Matthew East

10
   Production credits   
5
   Non-production credits   

About Matthew

My name is Matt, and I’m a freelance Scriptwriter and Script Reader based in Bristol for film, TV and radio – pretty much anything that’s to be written in Courier 12 and recorded afterwards. I am currently working as a Script Reader for the Oscar-winning Writer & Director Steve Box (Wallace & Gromit and the Curse of the Were Rabbit) and just finished production on a short psychological drama – Hard to Heart – scheduled for release later in 2017. I have recently completed a Masters in Screenwriting with the MET Film School in London. Here I had my written work filmed by professional crews at Ealing Studios, and learnt the craft of writing for screen through being taught by a wealth of industry experts. These included: Eileen Quinn (Author of The Pitch) and David Lemon (Writer of Containment). During the course I was commissioned by several charities – including the leading children’s charity Barnardo’s – to create training videos and documentary-adverts, both live action and animation. I also worked on a comedy web-series, dark comedy short, sci-fi short and religious short; many of which have been accepted into festivals. My writing passion lies in both animation and comedy – often dark comedy. I have written spec scripts for several animated feature films, comedy films, comedy-horror films and am currently developing a comedy TV series – Laying to Rest. Ultimately I am interested in writing for TV or feature films. Until that time, I am available for script writing, script consulting and any other opportunities you think might be of interest to me, so please do get in touch! You can view more of my work, including film & TV project loglines, at: www.mattheweast.co.uk

Locations I would like to work
Bristol, London, Cardiff
Production areas I would like to work in
Producer's Assistant, Production Assistant, Location Assistant
Non-Production areas I would like to work in
Development, Exhibition, Scriptwriter

Showreel & Photographs


Skills & Experience

Driving license
Full UK

Software Experience

Adobe Photoshop
Competent
Adobe Premier
Competent
Final Cut
Competent
MS Excel
Competent
MS Powerpoint
Expert
MS Word
Expert

Production Experience

Script Supervisor. I Dream of Penance, Student Production
Production Company
Eritia De Jonghe Ltd.
From
Oct 2015
Approx. duration
1 Day

Writer. Sentient, Short Film
Production Company
L'Emir Mohamad Chehab Ltd.
From
Sep 2015
Approx. duration
5 Months

Writer. Thoughts, Short Film
Production Company
Wild Beings Ltd.
From
Sep 2015
Approx. duration
5 Months

Boom Operator. High Heels, Student Production
Production Company
Renessa Mahabeer
From
Aug 2015
Approx. duration
1 Day

Writer. Rotten, Short Film
Production Company
Rona Cohen Ltd.
From
Jun 2015
Approx. duration
8 Months

Writer. About AMURT UK, Corporate Video
Production Company
Rober Panners
From
Jun 2015
Approx. duration
2 Months

Writer. About Stage & the City, Corporate Video
Production Company
Wild Beings Ltd.
From
Jun 2015
Approx. duration
2 Months

Writer. Barnardo's Nighttime Safety, Animation
Production Company
Mohamid Haridy Ltd.
From
Jun 2015
Approx. duration
2 Months

Writer. Hard to Heart, Short Film
Production Company
Eritia De Jonghe Ltd.
From
Apr 2015
Approx. duration
TBA

Writer. The Ascent, Short Film
Production Company
Ronald Jones Films
From
Jun 2013
Approx. duration
3 Months

Non-Production Experience

Script & Novel Reader. Commercial Prod Co, Fixed Term Contract
Company
Entertainment One Television Intl.
From
Aug '17
Approx. duration
Part-time

Script Reader. Commercial Prod Co, Fixed Term Contract
Company
Box Office Films
From
Apr '16
Approx. duration
Part-time

Music Critic. Marketing and PR, Volunteer
Company
Live-music-scene.co.uk
From
Sep '10
Approx. duration
Permanent

Radio Presenter. Marketing and PR, Volunteer
Company
HubRadio
From
Mar '10
Approx. duration
Permanent

Radio Presenter. Marketing and PR, Volunteer
Company
Bristol Community Radio (BCFM)
From
May '09
Approx. duration
1 Month

Education

2013.
The Open University
Humanities with Philosophy & Religious Studies

2015 - 2016.
Met Film School
MA Screenwriting

2015.
1st Option Safety Group
Safe Management of Productions (PSP Approved)

References

Steve Box
Academy Award Winning Director & Writer, Box Office Ltd.

https://www.mattheweast.co.uk/testimonials


Jamie Nuttgens
Tutor, MET Film School

Contact me for reference.


Rebecca Knapp
Tutor, Met Film School

Contact me for reference.