It's Introduce Yourself Weekend! Every month thousands of creative connections are made on Stage 32 simply by taking the time to introduce yourself. Whether you're a Stage 32 veteran or a new member, click here to go to the Introduce Yourself Lounge and let us know what you're up to!

Matt Batten

Matt Batten

Mr Chicken Films
Director, Filmmaker and Screenwriter

London, England

Member Since:
July 2016
Last online:
> 2 weeks ago
Invites sent:
0

About Matt

Matt Batten is a 'Unicorn' of a film-maker: an newly emerging talent but with many years experience.

After 15 years as a highly-awarded creative in advertising during which Matt wrote and created over 30 TV commercials and dozens of branded content films – storytelling for some of the world's best known brands – and won over 120 international awards for his ad campaigns, he retrained as a screenwriter in 2015, now developing and directing films for which he has already received laurels in the festival circuit.

He founded independent film studio Mr Chicken Films as a base for collaborating with other indie film-makers, consulting, script reading, sharing ideas, providing thought-starters, and joining forces to make films.

Unique traits: 15 years experience as a Creative in advertising. Always starts with an idea. Automatically assesses ideas for marketability. Trained and experienced storyteller.

Photos

Credits

  • Capture

    Capture (2016)
    Film (Animation and Short) Producer A 3D animated monster seeks time on the psychiatrist's couch to discuss his unsettling visions of 'elseness' - and an uncomfortable feeling in his crotch.

  • E11even

    E11even (2016)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Producer A man's obsessive compulsive disorder has lost him his job, his wife, and any semblance of a normal life. When he decides to stop it, things get worse.

  • Last

    Last (2016)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Producer Following the total devastation of Earth, the last living being on the planet records a message to leave behind.

  • Missing

    Missing (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer A mother and father grieve in different ways for the loss of their missing daughter, but they will never know what actually happened to her.

  • Creep

    Creep (2016)
    Film (Animation and Short) Producer A tentacled monster slithers from the wardrobe of a child's bedroom to torment and terrorise the sleeping occupant of the bed.

  • Hunt

    Hunt (2015)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Producer Amid the beauty of a peaceful forest, a hunter closes in on his prey, but when he makes his kill, you will question your own morals regarding the value of life.

Awards

  • Official Selection for 'Capture' – New Animation International Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Winner for 'Mind-Reading Musicians' – Awardeo
    (2016)

  • Nomination for 'Hunt' – 39th Elche Independent Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Winner for 'Mind-Reading Musicians' – The Drum Collective Works
    (2016)

  • 1st Place for 'One Year Ago' – NYC Midnight Screenwriting Competition, Round 1
    (2016)

  • 1st Place for 'The Amnesist' – NYC Midnight Screenwriting Competition, Round 2
    (2016)

  • Winner of Best Screenplay for 'Capture' – TMFF
    (2015)

  • Official Selection for 'Capture' – SummerSlam
    (2015)

  • Official Selection for 'Creep' – TMFF
    (2015)

  • Nomination for 'Creep' – Awardeo
    (2015)

  • Official Selection for 'Scene' – TMFF
    (2015)

  • Official Selection for 'Scene' – SummerSlam
    (2015)

Share This Profile

register for stage 32 Register / Log In