Meet Our Guest Lecturers: Matthew Jacobs Morgan
17th June 2020
Matthew Jacobs Morgan is an award-winning writer and director from London. His TV script LAMB & MUTTON is currently under option to Tiger Aspect Productions. In 2018 he took part in the BFI/BAFTA LGBTQ+ Flare program, where he was mentored by John Cameron Mitchell; and the Channel 4 Screenwriting Course where he wrote an original pilot script VAMPING. He has original scripts/treatments with Intaglio, Tiger Aspect, Kudos, Warp, and Bonafide, and he has also contributed an episode of HOLLYOAKS.
Matthew’s first feature film MINE, an intense family drama about post-natal depression in a same-sex couple is in development with BFI with executive producer Mary Burke and Joy Gharoro Akpojotor. It is based on a short film by the same name which was selected for Inside Out Toronto, Aesthetica Film Festival, image+nation festival LGBTQ Montreal and Side by Side St. Petersburg. MINE will be distributed by Peccadillo Pictures later this year.
Matthew made his first short film GRACIE in 2014. It stars Kate Dickie (COUPLE IN A HOLE, THE WITCH), Rakie Ayola (HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD) and Angela Wynter (WONDROUS OBLIVION). It was funded by B3 Media and IdeasTap and received a TV broadcast on London Live. Winner of Best Film at Leeds Young Film Festival and Fresh Faced Film Festival. Winner of Best Actress at Solo Para Cortos Film Festival. Official selection: Aruba Film Festival, Regina International Film Festival, San Francisco Black Film Festival, Roxbury International Film Festival, Solo Para Cortos, Triforce Film Festival, Västerås Film Festival, BFI Future Film Festival. As an actor, Matthew’s credits include PURE (Channel 4), ENTERPRICE (BBC3), LOVE NINA (BBC1) and CUFFS (BBC1).
As a relatively new film-maker it is exciting to have Matthew chat with our students and share some of his experiences on the first few years in the film industry and what that might look like for a young writer/director.