Matthew Cooper Script Consultant and Script Doctor on the Light On Leeds podcast – discussing scriptwriting, the soaps, and my films as a director

I was really chuffed to be invited on the Light on Leeds podcast recently.  Where I was asked to talk about my career, how it started with the Lloyds Bank Channel Four Film Challenge back in the 90s – right through to my work scriptwriting on the soaps, Emmerdale, EastEnders and Hollyoaks, as well as my more recent work as the UK’s busiest script writer for hire and UK script consultant.

From there we chatted about my career as a director on the low budget horror films Markham’ and ‘At The Mountains Of Madness’. The talk is an hour long and even features a fave song from a local band.

You can listen to the podcast here on the Light on Leeds website.   Enjoy!

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. You can find out more about Matthew’s work as a director here.

You can find some of his broadcast credits on the IMDb. Matthew is also a  judge in the Page Turner Awards 2022.