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FILM


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FILM


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CONTENT


Branded content, corporate & creative for agencies
script  •  storyboard  •  direction

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Branded content, corporate & creative for agencies
script  •  storyboard  •  direction

Matt has worked extensively in commercial & branded content, often scripting as well as directing, for clients such as Microsoft
(IVCA award winner) Sony, Intel, Currys/Dixons, Orange, Vodafone & Motorola (3 Stevie Awards) and for agencies incl. Imagination, Territory Studios, Connected Pictures, CheerfulTwentyfirst, Small Japanese Soldier and MICE.

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ABOUT


Matt Harlock is an award-winning writer/director whose films
have
been theatrically released in the UK, USA & Australia, and screened
on the BBC, Channel 4, Film Four, HBO & Sky.

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ABOUT


Matt Harlock is an award-winning writer/director whose films
have
been theatrically released in the UK, USA & Australia, and screened
on the BBC, Channel 4, Film Four, HBO & Sky.

Halflife Films makes feature films for the UK & international market. Our first feature film American The Bill Hicks Story was
the 2nd most successful documentary released in UK cinemas in 2010, played over 40 international festivals, was Grierson & Cinema Eye nominated and won several Best Documentary awards (Dallas, Biografilm Bologna, Downtown LA, Little Rock). 

It features in Rotten Tomatoes Best Films of 2011, has an IMDB rating of 8.2, as well as winning several Best Doc awards, and is currently 6th on the iTunes Docs All-Time Bestseller chart.

Matt’s short films have been shown on Channel 4, Film4, HBO and Sky, winning awards from Manhattan SFF, TCM Classics &
Film London. Lollipop was commissioned by Channel 4, and Toll was shown at over 30 festivals, supported by the British Council and was bought by Film 4 & HBO. The Clouds won the National 48 Hour Film Challenge, and Kingsize was British Council supported, screening at Cinefeel UK's Pompidou Centre show.

Matt’s first feature script The Lotus Eaters, won the Raindance ‘Live Ammo’ pitching contest and was in development with
The Film Consortium – Matt spent a year working with script guru Phil Parker on the project. Halflife is currently developing
feature thrillers The Monkey Cage & Aftermath.

Matt has worked extensively in commercial & branded content, often scripting as well as directing, for clients such as Microsoft
(Cannes Lions - 2 IVCA awards), Sony, Intel, Currys/Dixons, Orange, Vodafone & Motorola (3 Stevie Awards) and for agencies incl. Imagination, Territory Studios, Connected Pictures, CheerfulTwentyfirst and M-is.

He was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2014, and for the BFI/Skillset LSF Talent Campus in 2015.

Matt is also the founder of No Direction Home, the informal directors community he runs in Soho.
NDH's patron is Marc Munden (Utopia, Black Sails) "the no.1 Director Working in TV Today", Broadcast Magazine
www.nodirectionhome.com

REVIEWS for American The Bill Hicks Story:

“Fascinating” Variety

“Groundbreaking” Hollywood Reporter

“Utterly inspiring...flawless” Maxim

“Fantastic....incredibly entertaining” Aint It Cool News

“Nothing short of astounding” Time Out

“Surely the most visually inventive bio-doc ever - a kinetic masterpiece” The Observer

"Absolutely fascinating" Edgar Wright

CONTACT: matt@halflifefilms.com

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