Halflife Films, founded by director Matt Harlock, makes films for the international film & TV market.
Current festival film Deep Clean starring Paul Kaye is a comedy horror short co-created with comic artist Krent Able. With visual effects by Territory Studio (Bladerunner 2049, Ghost in the Shell) and special effects by Dan Martin (Freefire, Highrise, Sightseers), it has played Frightfest, Aesthetica, Screamfest LA & London Short Film Festival, winning Best Director and Best Film from Knoxville. It is being developed as a TV series.
American The Bill Hicks Story, Halflife's first feature film, was the 2nd most successful documentary released in UK cinemas in 2010, played over 40 international festivals, was Grierson-nominated and won several Best Documentary awards (Dallas, Little Rock, Downtown LA, Biografilm Bologna). It was released theatrically in 35 US cities and broke records for its VOD partner Gravitas. It is 6th on iTunes UK All-Time Bestsellers Docs chart and no.4 on Rotten Tomatoes Best Films of 2011.
Ink, Cocks & Rock'n'Roll, Matt's previous collaboration with Krent, premiered online on VICE.com June 2017. It has played London SFF, Dublin International, LOCO, won Shooting People's Film of the Month, won Best Film at Sochi and was nominated for Best Director at Fastnet, On Vous Ment and Raindance.
Halflife’s short films have been shown on VICE, Channel 4, Film4, HBO and Sky, winning awards from Manhattan SFF, TCM & Film London. Lollipop was commissioned by Channel 4, Toll was bought by Film 4 & HBO and was shown at over 30 festivals and supported by the British Council. The Clouds won the National 48 Hour Film Challenge.
Matt Harlock was a Berlinale Talent in 2014 and is the founder of No Direction Home, the Soho director’s community www.nodirectionhome.com