Hi, my name is Matthew Cooper and I’m a produced screenwriter, script consultant and script writer for hire with over 20 years’ experience in the UK film and television industry.
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. 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…
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.
I’m available as script consultant for hire to give help with:
- Original screenplays
- 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
You can read more about what sets me apart from other script consultants in this blogpost.
You can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. I’m particularly keen to speak to independent film makers who are looking at feature length films.