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About Matt

I am a former Canadian Armed Forces veteran. I did 4 peacekeeping tours of Croatia and Bosnia from 1992-2001. My Infantry unit was the first Canadians into Afghanistan, 2002, where we served under the 101st Airborne, 187th Infantry Regiment.
I was taught intro screenwriting by famed Winnipeg, writer/director Daniska Esterhazy. Since then, I have taken multiple online courses and completed the ProSeries 49, taught by Hal Croasmun at ScreenwritingU.
By working with Danny Manus at No BullScript consulting my screenplays and teleplays have been greatly elevated. My comedy-western screenplay RIO LOCO made it to the semi-finals of Stage 32 7th Annual comedy contest.

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  • RIO LOCO

    RIO LOCO Budget: $30M+ | Western Comedy When a small, gold-infested Western town is overrun by bandits and Canadians, it's left up to an unlikely Sheriff and three even more unlikely black Deputy Brothers to serve, protect, and try not to get killed.

  • MEET JOHN FAUST

    MEET JOHN FAUST Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy When slacker John Faust jokingly offers to sell his soul to the devil to win an online videogame, Mephistopheles arrives to collect and John will have to find a way to outsmart Satan in order to win his life back and protect the woman he loves.

  • MY NAME AIN"T NOBODY

    MY NAME AIN"T NOBODY Budget: $10M - $30M | Western Comedy An Indian Prince and a Jewish runaway team up to go across the Old West to recapture a stolen diamond and encounter a female herder with a secret, a scary cowgirl looking for love, and deadly bandits who will do anything for money.

  • MERCENARIES

    MERCENARIES Budget: $10M - $30M | War Comedy When the North Koreans team up with Islamists to launch a biochemical attack, the military calls on an unlikely former Special Forces Sergeant and his eccentric and somewhat hopeless former crew to save the world or die trying. Probably the latter.

  • GUNS OF GABRONI

    GUNS OF GABRONI Budget: $10M - $30M | War Comedy An eccentric group of WW2 soldiers imprisoned by the U.S. Military are given a chance at freedom if they complete a secret mission to destroy the heavily guarded guns of Gabroni, but they have no idea why this island is actually important. 

  • MISS WATSON

    MISS WATSON Budget: $1M - $5M | Mystery Comedy When Scotland Yard refuses to acknowledge a female sleuth, the brilliant Miss Watson forces the dim and indebted Mr. Olmes to pretend to be her boss, and the two solve mysteries and crime in Victorian London, starting with the death of a Royal.

  • HALLOWED GROUND

    HALLOWED GROUND Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror A naive witch angers a vengeful shaman's spirit due to a ritual that paints her and her coven as target's.

  • THE SOUVENIR

    THE SOUVENIR Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror A young girl becomes possessed by the same demon that is responsible for killing her parents years earlier, and her new family must figure out a way to banish it for good.

Awards

  • Quarterfinals Stage 32 1st Annual TV Drama contest - MISS WATSON
    (2022)

  • Semifinals Stage 32 7th Annual comedy contest - RIO LOCO
    (2022)

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