BAFTA winning director Morgan Matthews has been directing documentaries for over ten years, establishing a distinctive style.
His earlier work included the Bafta, RTS and Grierson nominated Taxidermy: Stuff the World, the RTS nominated Channel 4 series My Crazy Parents, and the feature length Beautiful Young Minds, which was also Bafta, RTS and Grierson nominated.
Morgan founded Minnow Films in 2006, starting with a Grierson nominated film for Channel 4 Battleship Antarctica, then going on to make The Fallen, a three-hour film for BBC2, remembering every British serviceman and woman killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. It was named best single documentary of 2008 at the RTS awards, and won two Bafta’s including Best Factual Director.
At Minnow Films, Morgan is committed to developing new talent whilst also attracting some of the best established directors in British documentary including Charlie Russell, Nick Holt, Daisy Asquith, John Dower, Henry Singer, Jessie Versluys and Ben Anthony. Recently the RTS nominated Minnow series for Channel 4 Fighting on the Frontline embedded three directors with British troops in Afghanistan.
Whilst exec producing at Minnow, Morgan continues to direct, making the powerful Scenes from a Teenage Killing, chronicling every teenager who died as a result of violence in the UK over one year. The film premiered at the Sheffield DocFest, where it won the audience award and was also Bafta nominated for best documentary.
Following this, Morgan worked with Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald on the ambitious Britain in a Day project. He then directed Shooting Bigfoot, a feature-length co-production for BBC Storyville and BFI. Morgan recently finished directing X+Y, his first feature film for the cinema – a drama inspired by Beautiful Young Minds, starring Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins and Eddie Marsan.