Matthew Ballen

Matthew Ballen

The Black Grove

New York City, New York

Member Since:
July 2015
Last online:
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About Matthew

Hi. I'm primarily a screenwriter these days, and often find myself chasing the holy trinity of dark, funny and humanistic.

I recently co-wrote a horror film called Friend Request, produced by Warner Bros. Germany. It stars Alycia Debnam-Carey from the new Walking Dead, and was produced by Quirin Berg (The Lives Of Others).

I'm also finishing up a screenplay for veteran Oscar-winning producer Arthur Cohn – a character-centered drama that takes place in Nazi-era Germany.

In the past I was a headline contributor at the Onion, and also produced (and occasionally directed) a few dozen web videos for them.

I'm currently looking for new screenwriting and script doctoring assignments.

I'm also looking for like-minded souls to make lower-budgeted projects together, including elevated B-movies.



  • Friend Request

    Friend Request (2015)
    Film by Warner Bros. Germany/Wiedemann & Berg Screenwriter, Associate Producer

  • The Onion

    The Onion (2012)
    Internet by The Onion Producer


  • ScriptShadow's TwitPitch Contest, 2nd Place

  • Slamdance Screenplay Competition, Top 25 (Shorts category)

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