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About Matthew

Matthew is a script writing, comic book published, comic strip syndicated, greeting card produced, short story, and poetry printed writer with facial hair.

THE STARTER MARRIAGE is a rom com feature-film based on Matt’s screenplay. The movie is available on a number of streaming platforms including Apple TV, Amazon Prime, and On-Demand. Web page is for more information.

Matt has also written six other feature-length screenplays that vary in theme: historic biopic (ERIKSSON), rom com (HALO & HORNS), comedy (MAN(NY) VERSUS MACHINE), drama (A FADING FINISH LINE), dramedy (THE DREAMERS SUPPORT GROUP), and sci fi (TIN GODS).

Matthew had two syndicated comic strips. EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS was with Copley News Service for 16 years, appearing in over 200 newspapers. A collection is available on Amazon. MISS ADVENTURES IN DATING appeared in the personals section of newspapers for two years.

He’s written comic books published by Marvel, Malibu, Valiant, New Visions, and Power Station; including the graphic novel, READ MY LIPS. He used to own a comic book store in the Los Angeles area where many artists and writers would do signings, such as Jack Kirby, Frank Miller, and Chris Claremont. He worked with Stan Lee and Dick Giordano in expanding the National Cartoonist Society to include comic book artists and writers.

He has a collection of short stories available on Amazon Kindle Vella called “Short Stories & Tall Wanderings.”

Matthew has been a columnist, a poet, and written greeting cards and e-cards. His samples can be found on his web site.

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  • Parenting 101

    Parenting 101 Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy When a successful hair stylist and her goal-oriented husband determine they need to make a decision about starting a family, they struggle with a year-long parenting experiment starting with houseplants, then pets, and finally other people's children.

  • Neutral Zone Bar & Grill

    Neutral Zone Bar & Grill Budget: $5M - $10M | Fantasy Comedy A superhero and supervillain duo decide to put their differences aside and open a bar exclusively for those with superpowers, although it turns out to be much more difficult than they imagine.

  • Halo & Horns

    Halo & Horns Budget: $0 - $100K | Fantasy Comedy An angel and a demon compete over a new relationship of a young human couple only to wind up falling in love with each other.

  • The Awakening of Legends

    The Awakening of Legends Fantasy When King Arthur’s legendary sword Excalibur is stolen from a museum, it awakens a dragon and the descendent of a legendary knight who must join forces to find the powerful relic before its dark magic falls into the wrong hands.

  • Dreamers Support Group, The

    Dreamers Support Group, The Budget: $0 - $100K | Independent Drama A psychologist convenes a unique support group of creative people from which to draw material for his doctoral dissertation — which becomes a transformative experience for all, especially himself.

  • Incidental Music

    Incidental Music Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy At a party, a famous director is the only one that hears a variety of film scores that accompanies his actions.

  • Third Fiddle

    Third Fiddle Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy Fantasy The Holy Spirit, who is frustrated with getting third billing all the time and has become jealous of God and Jesus, seeks therapy from a psychiatrist that has troubles of his own.

  • The Starter Marriage

    The Starter Marriage Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy Romance THE STARTER MARRIAGE is a romantic comedy about a pair of twenty-something friends who agree to get married for a year so they can make and learn from all of the mistakes that lead to divorce while in a marriage that “doesn’t count.”Produced and Streaming.

  • Fading Finish Line, A

    Fading Finish Line, A Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy Drama Four lifelong male friends face unexpected midlife-changing events when one loses his corporate job, another gets divorced, a third has to raise a grandchild, and the fourth has to get in shape or die, forcing them to adjust to starting over as retirement and plans move further away.

  • Man(ny) Versus Machine

    Man(ny) Versus Machine Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy When an awkward ad executive named Manny beats up a coffee maker, every mechanical device goes after him thwarting his chances of winning a CLIO advertising award and destroying his relationship with the woman he loves.

  • Tin Gods

    Tin Gods Budget: $5M - $10M | Sci-fi When a second civil war arises in a future America, two warrior robots struggle with developing consciousness as they prepare to engage each other in a televised battle that determines the fate of the country.

  • Eriksson

    Eriksson Budget: $5M - $10M | Historical Biography An epic historical biopic telling the story of Leif Eriksson, a Viking who, to prove himself to his legendary father, embarks on a dangerous voyage to find new lands and inadvertently discovers America.

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