Sober the movie – a new film by Matthew Cooper

Sober the film
Sober the film

Wow, it’s been a long long time since I placed a blogpost on here – 2023 has been an incredible year so far.

I used to write a blogpost weekly about my script consultant UK and script writer for hire services but something else has taken up a lot of my time recently and what that something is – is a feature film called ‘Sober’.

‘Sober’ is getting close to being complete and we expect it will be released later this year or early next year.   And we expect BIG things from the film – its very funny.

Sober writer and director

So, I wrote and directed Sober – alongside the two actors (Dean Smith and Tom Gibbons – pictured) who played the lead roles (and co-wrote and co-produced the film alongside me).

Tom Gibbons and Dean Smith in Sober

Sober is a feature film – which is shot in Leeds, on location in less than 10 days.

The film was made for a budget of less than £10,000 and the cast features some award-winning actors and actresses – who all worked for free.

As post-production nears a conclusion in the next few months or so – I will be blogging on here again – and across on my director website

Sober website

There’s also a website set up for Sober the movie – which has a blog sections and a behind the scenes section – we’re still building that website up – but its worth checking out.

So, sorry for the radio silence – but Sober – is gonna be worth the wait.

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.