About Matthew Cooper



Hello and welcome to my website.

My name is Matthew Cooper and I’m a script writer, uk script consultant, freelance SEO content writer and filmmaker from Leeds in UK.

As a script writer I’ve written for EastEnders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Family Affairs. I was BAFTA shortlisted for my work on Emmerdale and was the winner of the first ever Lloyds Bank Film Challenge and the Oscar Moore screenwriting award.

My first short film ‘Family Style’ was made for Channel Four in 1993 and starred a then unknown actor called Ewan McGregor and was directed by Justin Chadwick. I was formerly represented as a script writer by Peters, Fraser and Dunlop and the agent Jago Irwin.


In 2006 while working on Hollyoaks I was bitten by the YouTube bug and created one of the first ever web serials for YouTube. ‘Dylan Ogden’ as the series was called was produced by Martyn Smith and directed by Ian Bevitt.

Social Media Management

In 2009 I moved into social media management and online content writing and production. I was part of the team that built a WordPress blog to over 1,000,000 views and 250,000 referrals to a UK Charity. I also ran an earlier incarnation of this site which ranked position one in Google.co.uk for the search term “Script Writer for Hire UK” I received script writing work via Google for over three years and had two films produced. Individuals and business owners still hire me to write high quality online content for websites and blogs.

Script writer for hire

I’ve now spent 6 years working in social media management, digital content production and SEO. I also work in online video and continue to work as a script writer for hire and filmmaker for hire. I’m also branching out into storytelling for brands, online reputation management and internal communications (my current full time role is in internal comms). I get a lot of work as a freelance content writer for hire and I’m a specialist at optimising YouTube channels and videos.


I’ve written various Kindle novels under pen names, I also enjoy Super 8mm cine filmmaking. I’m a keen photographer and frustrated musician. I like to make videos for my own YouTube channel (usually acting as director, cameraman and editor). I dabble with stop motion animation and also enjoy clay pigeon shooting. I’m a keen investor and fairly regular stock market trader, I also like playing poker. I enjoy blogging and I try to add a blogpost to this website once a week, if I’m not too busy. I adore 80s horror movies and literature and I’m a big fan of the late Joe Strummer, I’m also (for my sins) a long suffering supporter of Leeds United.

Personal life

I’m married to Alison Pennells and I have a step daughter. I love dogs and animals and enjoy holidays to the Greek Islands with Kefalonia being my favourite destination.

Here’s my showreel –


If you want to contact me, my email is matcoop23@yahoo.co.uk

Thanks for reading.

Matthew Cooper

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