From When The Earth To The Shadows Over Innsmouth – last blogpost of 2023 from Script Consultant UK

2022 – just flashed by didn’t it??? As the hardest working script writer for hire and UK script consultant in the business it feels like it’s been non-stop from start to finish.

I’ve had a ton of scriptwriting and script consultancy work, but beside that I managed to release my third horror feature film as a director (in as many years) When The Earth Gives Up The Dead is free to view on my YouTube Channel – so why not join the tons of new subscribers that came with it?

Scriptwriting Advice Videos

Speaking of YouTube, I’ll be releasing some script writing advice videos early next year on my YouTube channel – inside info stuff (all very exciting).

Since finishing my last film, I moved straight into a fourth horror film as a writer / director (and second to be shot this year!) H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth (2023)  which has already wrapped (shot on location in Staithes and Whitby).  The film is (of course) based on H.P. Lovecraft’s tale of terror in a seaside town and will be out early next year.

Amazon Streaming Release

I have another completely different feature film to direct in April 2023 – a comedy, which will be a welcome change of pace.  We have high hopes for that film – and an Amazon streaming release WILL be on the cards for that film (and hopefully a slightly wider audience).  There are some big-ish name actors involved, and it’s very dialogue driven (along the lines of The Last Detail) – but set in present day Leeds.

Moving further forward – there will be another trilogy in the works – this time it will be a sci-fi / fantasy / horror – hybrid, mixing old school SFX with Unreal Engine tech.  

On top of all this my bread and butter work as a script writer for hire and UK script consultant keeps me very, very busy.

Script Report / Script Coverage Service Success Stories

And a few scriptwriters I’ve helped this year with my script report service have had major successes too, I’ve been really pleased about that.

So, I think this will be my blogpost of the year. Merry Christmas and good luck for 2023. Keep checking back next year, for more regular updates.    

Matthew Cooper has been a script writer for hire and UK script consultant for over 20 years. He’s written for most of the UK soaps, including writing award-winning episodes of Emmerdale, EastEnders, Hollyoaks and Family Affairs and has been BAFTA shortlisted and Royal Television Society nominated as a script writer.

His directorial debut, the rubber reality horror thriller ‘Markham was released in 2020, his second feature film as director ‘At The Mountains Of Madness’ hit the screen in 2021 and his third horror feature film (and final part of The Sekurig Trilogy) When The Earth Gives Up The Dead (2022) was released on Halloween 2022.

You can find some of his broadcast credits on the IMDb.