Matt is a writer and producer who has developed sitcoms, including BBC Two’s HEBBURN with stand up Jason Cook starring Jim Moir and Gina McKee, and now has several projects he is writing or co-writing in development with broadcasters.
He set up Channel X North where he won a number of commissions including three Comedy Labs for Channel 4, SWIZZCALL, SLATERWOOD and HUNG OUT; the BBC Three sitcom LUNCH MONKEYS; and HEBBURN, all of which he either produced or executive produced.
Matt started his career as a radio reporter in his home city of Plymouth before moving into factual television with Two Four Productions and brings a journalistic nouse to scripted shows. As a freelance producer/director Matt won two commissions for The Other Side, Channel 4’s late night documentary strand, including BARE & BREAKFAST, a revealing but non-judgmental documentary about naturist guest houses. This led to Matt working with Tiger Aspect Productions where he developed and then produce/directed the hit BBC One observational documentary BAILIFFS, which ran for three series.
A love of writing and performing prompted Matt’s move into television comedy. He has taken several shows to the Edinburgh Fringe including LADYKILLER in 2005, after which long established comedy-indie Channel X asked him to head their company in Manchester. Matt has also performed musical comedy on the circuit and was recently commissioned by Channel 4 to make a short pilot of his musical sitcom, FOOD OF LOVE, which he wrote, produced and directed.
Matt enjoys both writing alone and collaborating, particularly with stand-ups, and currently has a project co-written with talented comedian Ellie Taylor in development with Comedy Central. He is encouraging of new talent and writes a well-liked blog, Foot in the Door, about forging a career in the media on his website, http://www.matttiller.com