For NDH1, we welcomed Matt Harlock, an award-winning director whose drama and documentary films have been screened widely at festivals and on TV.
‘American The Bill Hicks Story’ (co-directed & produced with Paul Thomas) was the 2nd highest grossing documentary in UK cinemas in 2010, was Grierson-nominated and played over 40 international festivals winning several Best Doc awards. It's 35 city US self-release led to iTunes Docs & Indy Top 10 chart for 2 months, an iMDB rating of 8.2, and no.4 in Rotten Tomatoes Best Films of 2011 chart. It is currently 7th on the iTunes Documentaries All-Time Bestseller list.
Matt has talked on marketing/self-distribution and VOD strategies at SXSW, EEFF, SPAA and Creative England.
Prior to that, Matt’s background was in drama, and his short films have been shown on Channel 4, Film4, HBO and Sky. His first feature drama script was in development with the Film Consortium and his recently completed short film The Monkey Cage is currently being developed as a feature.