UK Script consultant

Hi, my name is Matthew Cooper and I’m a produced, award winning, screenwriter, UK script consultant, UK script doctor and script writer for hire with over 20 years’ experience in the UK film and television industry.

Award winning script consultancy

I’ve written for EastEnders, Emmerdale (Bafta shortlisted and Royal Television Society nominated) Family Affairs and I also helped to revamp Hollyoaks under producer Bryan Kirkwood.

Script Consultant UK credits

I’ve worked with directors including Justin Chadwick (The Long Walk to Freedom), Jon Baird (Filth) and Ian Bevitt (Coronation Street). You can find a partial list of my credits on the IMDb here.

My showreel is below…

Script Consultant UK and script doctor

My first short film was picked up for broadcast on Channel 4 in the 90s and starred a then unknown actor called Ewan McGregor who claimed he used the film as showreel. As a script writer I was winner of the first ever Lloyds Bank Channel Four Film Challenge, The Oscar Moore Screenwriting Award and I’ve been a finalist in various BBC competitions.

I was just about the first script writer in the UK to work online with Dylan Ogden a 10 part show designed for the online space which was written and shot in 2007 and backed by a Dragon’s Den star. The show received interest from Simon Fuller and MySpace.

My debut as a writer/director – the horror feature film Markham, was released in 2020, and I’m currently in post-production on another horror feature film ‘At the Mountains of Madness‘ which will be released in 2021 – you can find about more work as a director on my director website.

I continue to be the only BAFTA shortlisted professional script writer and script consultant available for hire online.

What does a script consultant do?

I’m available as script consultant for hire to give help with:

  • Original screenplays
  • Script rewrites
  • Script edits
  • Script reports
  • Show running
  • Storyline work
  • Original short films
  • Script writing lectures/workshops
  • Storytelling and script writing for brands
  • Scripts for corporate films and adverts
  • Script doctor services
  • Script help for directors/producers in Broadcast TV
  • Script help for film students

Better than other script consultants

You can read more about what sets me apart from other script consultants in this blogpost.

And if you’re a rookie scriptwriter, while I’ve got you. The following blogposts contain some advice from me and might be useful:

Contact Script Consultant UK

You can contact me on for more details. I’m particularly keen to speak to independent film makers who are looking at feature length films.