Matthew Kuipers

Matthew Kuipers

Melles Ltd

Producer and screenwriter in London, England

About Matthew

Left school with very little idea of the world
Travelled to Paris, attaining virtual fluency in left-wing French
Returned to London, had big expense account … working ? in advertising
Survived as a deckie on deep sea fishing boat in North Sea for 4 months
Graduated from labourer to assistant cow manager on Scottish farm
Found myself! … on a small Hebridean island … where I
Killed my mum and dad (metaphorically) and talked to the sheep (literally)
Lived in green wooden caravan with 4 Irishmen building motorways
Lost virginity aged 21 ..... not in wooden caravan
Started 1st company in UK to manufacture perspex drum kits
Passed 2 'A' Levels in 10 weeks for Exeter University drama course
Awarded distinction for writing & directing show at University
Produced, wrote & directed for Community Theatre Group in London
Acted in repertory theatres in London, Exeter & Leicester
Developed & directed play with prisoners, which toured London for 5 months
Married beautiful girl - called Amanda, not a young prisoner
Fathered 2 beautiful children - Zoe & Max - who look like their mother
Researched intelligence services (MI5 & MI6) to discover my phone was tapped
Benefited from the Thatcher Revolution
Filmed the end of the world as we know it: Threads – massive, worlds stumbles on
Worked on many prestigious BBC Dramas – The Monocled Mutineer, Vanity Fair
And many less prestigious ones – Eldorado – nb great fun
Lost in the Thatcher Recession ..... yet survived the fall-out
Produced musical in Windsor Great Park with Placido Domingo
Commissioned by BBC & United Artists to write screenplays
Learnt to live without beautiful Amanda - lost to cancer
Produced various UK tv series – one to great acclaim
Line produced (sort the shit and get it done) various UK Films
Produced 2 Horror Films in Romania
Fell in love again, married … a Romanian!
Happily divorced … quite a story … a horror?
Bought dream house in SW France, so writing more
Produced Action Adventure in China, great wall of money, great wall of difficulties
Invited to China again on another film facing difficulties
Spent a winter month in the Brazilian sun completing screenplay – a true story
Developing US tv series based on NOC (no official cover) spy - another true story
Financing a low budget movie set in London to shoot 2015
Happy to be in dream job, doing everything possible to make films and tv


Name: Matthew Kuipers

Lives in: London, England

Company: Melles Ltd

Occupation: Producer and Screenwriter

Unique traits: none known

Education

  • Exeter University
    (1973-1975)

  • Rugby School
    (1963-1968)

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