Matthew Butler-Hart

Matthew Butler-Hart

Fizz and Ginger Films
Director, Screenwriter and Producer

London, England

Member Since:
January 2012
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About Matthew

In 2009 I co-founded Fizz and Ginger Films in London and have now completed various feature films, Infinitum: Subject Unknown, The Isle, Two Down and TV film Miss In Her Teens based on an 18th century comedy. I also co-produced Aki Omoshaybi's debut feature, Real.

We were picked by Screen International for their 'Stars of Tomorrow' in 2013, and have a book on indie filmmaking coming out on 2021.


  • Infinitum: Subject Unknown

    Infinitum: Subject Unknown (2020)
    Film by Fizz and Ginger Films Director/Writer/Producer Jane is trapped in an unknown world with endless possibilities. She has to discover a way to access them and alter her reality before she is destined to repeat the same test over and over again, Ad Infinitum.

  • Mr. Parker

    Mr. Parker (2018)
    Film (Drama) Writer Sam Holt is a successful documentary filmmaker enjoying life in London when he gets a phone call from a policeman from his old home in Manchester asking if he is the Sam that attended Trussart High School in the 1990's. Discovering that his old teacher, the man who inspired him on the life he now leads, is being questioned by the police, Sam travels back to the small town he grew up in is forced to face not only hard truths about the man he hero-worshipped, but his own past, which he thought he'd put behind him years ago.

  • The Isle

    The Isle (2018)
    Film (Fantasy, History, Horror and Thriller) Writer 1840 and another ship crashes on the rocks of an almost deserted island in Scotland. Three sailors survive the wreck and make it to shore where the few locals take them in as they wait for the mainland boat to come for them. But the sailors' survival story has only just started as they uncover the strange past of the once vibrant island.

  • Suicide Feast

    Suicide Feast (2017)
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  • The Great Rift Journey

    The Great Rift Journey (2017)
    Film (Documentary) Producer The Grift Rift Journey is a feature length documentary following the epic travels of Robert Devereux as he makes his way up the entire Rift Valley in East Africa. Filmed by Robert's son, Louis, he walks, cycles and kayaks through six countries, meeting and living with the tribes he fell in love with twenty years ago when he set up charities Save The Rhino and The African Arts Trust. Written by Matthew Butler Hart

  • Loves Lost

    Loves Lost (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Production manager A short film about an idyllic summer that ends up going horribly wrong. A boy on tour, in love and about to get a rude awakening. A tragedy on Shakespearean proportions.

  • Drunk on Love

    Drunk on Love (2015)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Actor Comedy that takes the audience on a pub crawl around the seaside town of Hastings with its ensemble of fun and kooky characters as they tackle everyday life. Written by Anonymous

  • Two Down

    Two Down (2015)
    Film (Comedy, Crime and Thriller) Actor Two Down is the first theatrical feature from Fizz and Ginger Films, whom Screen International (UK), picked for their 'Stars of Tomorrow' edition in 2013. Set in modern day London, Two Down is nevertheless inspired by films of the 1970's, which gives this clever little thriller an interesting spin in the look, the dialogue and the sound. After surviving an explosion in Iraq, Mr. Thomas leaves the infuriating desk job the army had created for him and enters the underground world of the contract killer. His brother, Sam, had been caught selling on army secrets to the highest bidder and is now working for the illusive Harry Montagu. They use Mr. Thomas as a very effective way of eliminating problems they encounter in their business. That is until Mr. Thomas begins to question whom these problems are that he is removing, and why they deserve this fate. We start the film with Mr. Thomas following a target, a young woman. All is not as it seems as she manages to fight him off long enough ... Written by Fizz and Ginger Films

  • Miss in Her Teens

    Miss in Her Teens (2014)
    Film (Comedy) Actor Sir Simon Loveit, a widower, wishes to marry Miss Biddy. His son, Captain Bob, however has already won her heart under the alias of Rhodophil, before he went to war in Flanders. On his return, Captain Bob discovers, courtesy of his manservant Puff, that Miss has two other suitors, Captain Flash and Mr. Fribble. Puff also discovers that his wife, Tag, who he deserted six months ago, has been having an affair with Sir Simon's manservant, Jasper. After coercing Flash and Fribble into a duelling stand-off, Miss Biddy and Tag watch the ensuing chaos with glee as Captain Bob chases off his rivals. Sir Simon relinquishes his attachment to Miss Biddy, leaving true love to win the day. Written by Tori Hart

  • Things He Never Said

    Things He Never Said (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Producer What would you say to your partner if only you dared and there were no repercussions? Written by Anonymous

  • The Humpersnatch Case

    The Humpersnatch Case (2012)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Crime) Actor The Humpersnatch Case is the second short film in our series of 'gentle spoofs'. Based around the world of Film Noir this 11 minute short comedy is a tale of murder, betrayal and passion. Number one Private Dic, Frank Nino, is called to investigate the murder of film producing legend Burt Humpersnatch. Leading lady Stella Dixon has disappeared and she's top of Frank's lists of suspects. However, things don't go according to plan and Frank soon finds himself 'making a strudel outta mincemeat!'. Written by Anonymous

  • Blog Off

    Blog Off (2011)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor Two video bloggers. A blind date. This is the short, sweet story of two worlds colliding... off screen.

  • Claude et Claudette

    Claude et Claudette (2011)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor Claude et Claudette is a short homage that gently spoofs black and white art films of French 1960s cinema. We follow the writer Claude as he tries to come to terms with the loss of his love, Claudette.

  • E'gad, Zombies!

    E'gad, Zombies! (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor The 1700's...ish, Oxfordshire, England. In the sleepy town of Upper Trollop, there lived a poet named William Filthe'. He was in love with the beautiful but slightly terrifying Vanity Banks, and although she was engaged to his brother, William was blinded by love. One night however, an illness broke out turning all men into beasts. All thoughts of love strangely vanish when you're running from an unstoppable foe in rather a lot of lace... Written by Matthew Butler

  • The Symmetry of Love

    The Symmetry of Love (2010)
    Film (Comedy) Actor Richard is in love with Jane; Alex likes Kyle; Kyle's ex-wife Elizabeth is back in town; Elizabeth is guiding Richard's love-life; Richard's ex-girlfriend, Alex, finds about the novel he's writing.

  • A Cambridge Tale

    A Cambridge Tale (2009)
    Film (Short and Fantasy) Actor Cambridge, the 1930's. Two young gents decide to break up the tedium of looking rather dapper by having a bicycle race through the beautiful English town of Cambridge. A chance encounter with a mysterious girl becomes a comic chase for her attention. Soon though, Bertie and Freddie realise she is not all she seems and they are in grave danger. Written by Anonymous

  • Wicked Wood

    Wicked Wood (2009)
    Film (Horror) Actor After a much needed vacation, Heather and Ian Dunlap visit Harper's store, a wood carving/gift shop that's owned by a man known by the locals as Mr. Hands. They stumble upon Splinter, an old hand carved creation that's been around for centuries. After they are warned to keep away Ian decides he must take Splinter against all warnings. When Splinter is taken from his base the evil is released and soon after acts of grisly violence and carnage ensues. Written by Autumn Night Studios/Lazarus Entertainment

  • Love Me Still

    Love Me Still (2008)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor As the result of an armed robbery Mickey Ronson has served eight years in prison, leaving his wife Gemma and their child Lucy to cope on their own. As the time of Mickey's release draws near he can't wait to get back to his family and continue on with their lives. He plans a surprise for his loved ones by keeping the date a secret from all but his sister. Not long before he gets out, Mickey's brother Bobby gets involved with Gemma and Lucy on the pretence of helping them out. But Bobby has his own agenda and the events that ensue change all of their lives forever. Written by Anonymous

  • Ghoul Skool: Haunted Sussex

    Ghoul Skool: Haunted Sussex (2008)
    Film (Horror) Actor Kaddy Lee-Preston is joined by ghost experts Richard Felix and Mark Webb as she looks into the paranormal history of Sussex. They visit a few of the county's most reputedly haunted sites, before assembling a team of experts at a haunted hot-spot to conduct a full paranormal investigation. Written by anonymous

  • Spring Heeled Jack

    Spring Heeled Jack (2008)
    Film (Horror) Actor 'Spring Heeled Jack' is set in 2004, when the titular character resurfaces after a 100-year absence to continue his killing spree. His main focus seems to be teenager Sam Walker, who with the help of his mates and an Immortal Victorian Woman, must try and overcome the powers of evil to prevent the destruction of the world. The film focuses on Sam's inner battles as he comes to terms with the immense task he must endure and also why he's been chosen by the supernatural killer. Written by ghoulskool

  • Holby City

    Holby City (2007)
    Television (Drama) Actor Drama series depicting the frenetic daily lives of the doctors, nurses and patients in the hectic cardiac unit of Holby City General Hospital. The unit is run by the autocratic Consultant Surgeon Anton Meyer (George Irving) assisted by arrogant sidekick Registrar Nick (Michael French) who find themselves in a continuous running battle with Consultant Muriel McKendrick (Phyllis Logan) over beds with the rest of the staff caught in the cross-fire. Written by Mark Smith <>

  • Bad Girls

    Bad Girls (2006)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Actor A thoroughly thought-provoking drama series based on the events in a womens prison. Bad Girls captures the highs and lows in the prison, and questions which side of the bar really is the most intense- its a world where the 'screws' versus the 'cons,' a world where anything and everything can happen, a world where the women really are vulnerable at the hands of the screws... Written by Anonymous

  • The Da Vinci Code

    The Da Vinci Code (2006)
    Film (Mystery and Thriller) Actor Professor Robert Langdon is in Paris on business when he's summoned to The Louvre. A dead body has been found, setting Langdon off on an adventure as he attempts to unravel an ancient code and uncover the greatest mystery of all time. Written by comicfan

  • Bikini-Blitzkrieg, Part One: Dance Domination

    Bikini-Blitzkrieg, Part One: Dance Domination (2006)
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  • Dambusters

    Dambusters (2003)
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  • Ultraviolet

    Ultraviolet (1998)
    Television (Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actor Michael Colefield is unwillingly thrust into the nightmarish world of vampires when he discovers a secret government organisation operating undercover within the police when his friend Jack disappears under suspicious circumstances on the eve of his wedding. Written by Mark Smith <>

  • Dragheist

    Film (Comedy) Writer A troupe of drag queens help a young family take revenge on the banker that ruined their lives.


  • Rose Bruford College of Performance

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