Matthew is experienced as a self-shooting producer/director and editor. He has worked on a range of independent documentary short and feature-length films, and also in collaboration with Hot Aches Productions for a joint commission from BMC TV, Trek + Mountain Magazine and Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports. His filming locations have included the deserts of Uzbekistan, steppes of Kazakhstan and Mongolia, the high mountains of Iran, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan, as well as the Tuvan taiga and rivers of Siberia. As of 2018 his work has screened at international film festivals in the UK, France, Italy, Czech Republic, USA, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Australia and to over 45 countries via Wild Spirits TV.
Previous film screenings and awards:
Tales of Adventure, UK (February 2013)
Chamonix Adventure Festival, France (July 2013)
Adventure Outdoor Fest, Italy (July 2014)
Adventure Travel Film Festival, UK (August 2014)
International Festival of Outdoor Films, Czech Republic (October 2014).
Telegraph Outdoors Show, UK (February 2014)
The Alpine Club, UK (July 2014)
Adventure Travel Show (January 2015)
New York Eurasian Film Festival (October 2014)
Kendal Mountain Film Festival (November 2014)
Bankso Film Festival, Bulgaria (November 2014)
International Mountain Film Festival Domzale, Slovenia (January 2015).
Mountain Film Festival – ‘Best Environmetal Documentary’ (February 2015)
Llanberis Mountain Film Festival – Double Screening (February 2015)
Adventure Travel Film Festival, Australia (February 2015).
Kings College, London, UK (July 2015)
Wild Spirits TV, Worldwide (August 2015)
International Festival of Outdoor Films, Czech Republic (October 2015)
SOAS University of London, UK (October 2015)
Bankso Film Festival, Bulgaria (November 2015)
Cambridge University, UK (November 2015)
Kendal Mountain Festival (November 2015)
Film Festival Flix Mountain and Adventure Film Festival (February 2016)
International Mountain Film Festival Domzale, Slovenia (February 2016).
Llanberis Mountain Film Festival – Double Screening (March 2016)
Chamonix Adventure Festival (April 2016)
Adventure Travel Film Festival, UK – Double Screening (August 2016)
Adventure Travel Show, UK (January 2017)
Royal Asiatic Society (November 2017)
Packrafting the Khovd (2012) – Producer/Director
Wild Steppe (2013) – Producer/Director
A Portrait of Orozbek (2014) – Producer/Director
Through Grains of Sand and Sun (2014) – Producer/Director
Under an Eastern Sky (2015) – Producer/Director
Narkomen: Heroin Addiction on the Silk Road (2015) – Co-producer/Editor
The Steppe of Misfortune (2015) – Editor
Damavand: An Iranian Dream (2015) – Director/Editor with Hot Aches Productions
Tangra Towers (2016) – Editor
Equipment and Editing Suite:
Premiere Pro CC; After Effects; Sony X70; Canon 60D; Canon 550D; GoPro 4; Canon 40mm 2.8; Canon 50mm 1.8; Canon 10-22mm F3.5-4.5; Canon 24-105mm F4L; Rode Wireless Audio Filmmaker Kit; Sennheiser EW100; Sennheiser MKE600.
Working knowledge of the following: Adobe Premiere Pro CC; After Effects CC; Audition CC; Photoshop CC; Lightroom CC; SpeedGrade CC; Illustrator CC; InDesign CC; Encore CS6
(Official training also provided by O’Reilly Video Training, Infinite Skills Inc.)