Simon K Matthews
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Simon K Matthews

Freelance Comedy Director and Senior CreativeLondon, United Kingdom
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Simon K Matthews

Freelance Comedy Director and Senior CreativeLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Freelance Senior Creative and Comedy Commercials Director. What a lovely combination! I've directed award-winning campaigns for Virgin Trains, BBC Creative, UKTV, 4Creative and Hewlett Packard. Created a children's sketch show for Youtube and directed 5 short films for BBC Three as part of 2021 BBC Laughs series. With over 10 years in the industry, I've been responsible for putting David Tennant in a ketchup bottle, Charles Dance sounding more earnest than usual, Mr Blobby singing on a train, rabbits attempting the David Brent dance and countless short films which amuse me but baffle everyone else. No brief too big or small for this passionate, hard-working and hopefully funny human. Message me if you fancy a chat
Projects
  • Cue Montage
    Cue MontageA highlight reel of mismatched comedy clips cut to high energy music. All visuals directed by me
  • BBC Three - Toxic Ting
    BBC Three - Toxic TingA sketch starring Tik Tok sensation Ehiz as part of the BBC Laugh Lessons series on BBC iPlayer.
  • Tesco - The Cowboy
    Tesco - The CowboyA TVC for Tesco
  • Clive
    CliveSome stories are so absurd they must be true. Clive part of the Based On a True Story trilogy volume 2 Credits Clive - Graham Dickson Sally - Laura Evelyn Max - Phil Lindsey DOP - Matt Patrick Sound - Jasmine Allodi Sound Mixer - Simone Beun Stampbell at Clearcut Colourist - Matt Patrick Written, Directed and Edited by Simon K Matthews
  • Hire Me You Coward
    Hire Me You CowardA super serious hard-hitting documentary on one of the UK's most underrated food pack shot directors
  • Behind The Mask
    Behind The MaskThe film is a surreal reflection into men being the worst. It's also a reflection on actors being the worst. Finally, it's (a not so) subtle reflection on actors making serious vanity pieces for their showreels... Which is exactly what this is. Selected for LOCO 2020
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Work history
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    Comedy Writer & Director / Senior CreativeVarious
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Writing and Directing short-form content and television commercials. Clients: Virgin Trains, Tesco, Mattel, HP, BBC, UKTV and more Agencies: Rothco, Leith, Cubaka, Social Chain, BBC Studios, Glock, Journey Forever and more Originating wonky ideas and 360 thinking quickly to brief, Managing and developing junior members of the team, Overseeing multiple projects from pitch to delivery, Building and maintaining excellent client relationships, Writing engaging scripts, copy, treatments and pitch decks, Effective at working independently as well as part of a team, Communicating effectively in pressured environments, Executing an idea to a high creative standard. Achievements • Gold for Best retail Content Marketing Campaign at the Drum Awards • Gold for Best use of Facebook / Instagram at the UK Social Media Comms Awards • Created an original Children's sketch show for Youtube • Directed five episodes for BBC Three's Laugh Lessons now on iPlayer • Had short films screen at Bafta and Oscar Qualifying film festivals • Nominated for Best Transport content at Drum Awards 2020 • Nominated for Best Audience Engagement Campaign at the UK Social Media Awards • Finalist for a PRCA Award.
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    Senior CreativeUKTV
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
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Skills
  • TV
  • Art Direction
  • Copywriting
  • Creative Direction
  • TV Campaigns
  • Avid
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Directing Actors
  • Screenwriting
  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Directing Animation