Matt has been successfully freelancing as a self-shooting director and writer since 2001, making everything from music videos for MTV to cinema adverts. He has shot, lit and directed interview features with Christopher Lee, Jeff Bridges and Linda Hamilton, and has experience of shooting, directing and teaching SFX, chromakey and compositing. However, his real passion and talents lay in creating story through drama and entertaining through comedy and action.
A lifetime ago in 2008 he quickly cobbled together a short film called 'Super Lucky Kitten Fist' for a 48hr comedy film festival challenge, and up against both well funded international and hometown talent, expected to get laughed out of the competition for all the wrong reasons.
The film won Best Director as well as picking up awards for Best Cinematography and Best Sound.
Matt immediately made a 2nd and more serious short film called "Don't Lose Heart" with his then co-writer and now wife Taliesyn Mitchell. The short film garnered serious international attention, has been shown on Sky TV, and is still to this day successful on the horror festival circuit worldwide.
Lucky for Matt he shortly after met Clare Pearce, and they formed a powerful producer/director team and the production company ‘London Music Video Ltd.’ with the express aim of making music videos in London, the clue was in the name.
It wasn't long until he had written and then directed his first feature film ‘Gangsters, Guns and Zombies’ which has worldwide distribution with Lionsgate, E One, and Xlrator to name a few.
Having finally found his vocation, he set about working on a slate of features that start production in 2013.
Matt is thoroughly enjoying the pre-production of his 2nd feature film, along with writing about himself in the third person.
Name: Matt Mitchell
Lives in: Dartford, United Kingdom
Company: Lost Eye Films Ltd.
Occupation: Director, Screenwriter, Steadicam Operator and Stunt Coordinator