Minnow Films


Whilst at Blast! Films:


Whilst at Century Films:

Previous Films
Before setting up Minnow Films, Morgan directed many critically acclaimed films whilst working
at two of the UK's most respected independent companies for documentaries - Blast! Films and Century Films.  
Taxidermy: Stuff the World 2005
BBC TWO   1 x 90 minutes
Century Films for BBC2

Taxidermy: Stuff the World follows the fate of a handful of contributors as they prepare for, and compete at, the World Taxidermy Championships 2005 in Illinois, USA – a huge competition with 1000 entries from 49 US States and 29 countries around the world.

From the Canadian ‘Taxidermy God’ Ken who is trying to mount a life-sized prehistoric Great Elk to Nine-year-old deer hunter Victoria, this international taxidermy road movie follows a number of practitioners to a the final showdown in Huntsville Alabama.

“If there’s a better documentary this year than Stuff The World… I shall be very surprised… it is a gorgeous piece of filmmaking”
The Times

“Morgan Matthews’ fabulous documentary… was beautifully articulated so that it began as a genial study of eccentricity and darkened into something far more melancholy and disturbing”
The Independent

“The warmth and fascination of Matthews’ film lies not so much in its insights into the eccentric world of taxidermy as in the emotional snapshots that it offers of his subjects”
The Times

“An eye-boggling piece of filmmaking”
Time Out

“A riveting documentary”
The Observer

Taxidermy: Stuff the World

Nominated for

BAFTA Nomination Best single documentary 2005  

Best single documentary 2005

RTS Nomination Best single documentary 2005  

Best single documentary 2005

Grierson Nomination Most entertaining documentary 2005  

Most entertaining documentary 2005

Filmed and Directed by
Morgan Matthews
Ben Chanan
Elodie Gornall
Associate Producer
Zac Beattie
Sam Hooper
Production Manager
Jane Nicholson
Executive Producer
Brian Hill