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Matt Batten

Matt Batten

Mr Chicken Films
Director, Filmmaker and Screenwriter

London, England

Member Since:
July 2016
Last online:
> 2 weeks ago
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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.



  • 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.


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

  • Winner for 'Mind-Reading Musicians' – Awardeo

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

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

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

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

  • Winner of Best Screenplay for 'Capture' – TMFF

  • Official Selection for 'Capture' – SummerSlam

  • Official Selection for 'Creep' – TMFF

  • Nomination for 'Creep' – Awardeo

  • Official Selection for 'Scene' – TMFF

  • Official Selection for 'Scene' – SummerSlam

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