As longtime fans of Jeff Goldsmith’s Q&A podcast, we’re thrilled to be interviewed for the January 2019 issue of his excellent screenwriting magazine, Backstory. We talk about our 2018 BloodList script Inner Beast. Read it here, and subscribe.
Script Pipeline also interviewed us about our journey working as screenwriters in Australia and the US. Take a look.
We’re stunned to learn our horror comedy pilot Inner Beast has made the 2018 BloodList, the industry’s yearly selection of the best unproduced horror and dark genre screenplays.
The script is available to download and read from The BloodList website.
Yay! Our horror-comedy pilot, Inner Beast, is a finalist in the 2018 Script Pipeline TV Writing Contest.
An earlier script of ours, My Fist Your Face, made the finals a few years ago. We're excited to have been selected by this awesome and supportive organisation once more.
We were lucky to write 3 episodes in the latest season of the super-fun animated series Jar Dwellers SOS from Melbourne studio Viskatoons, currently on Amazon Prime and Channel 11 Australia.
Check out the series on Amazon Prime.
Our comedy pilot My Fist Your Face was selected for the CineStory TV/Digital Retreat in Idyllwild, California. We had an amazing time working with fellow writers and mentors in a splendid mountain setting.
The kind folks at LiveRead LA and Australians In Film also recently picked My Fist Your Face for their April live read in LA.
We're happy to learn that our comedy pilot Easy, Tiger has been selected for the AWG's Pathways Showcase.
Easy, Tiger is a horror/comedy and a very Tasmanian take on the werewolf myth. The script was also recently awarded Highly Commended in the AWG / ABC Laugh Out Loud contest.
Our first feature Event Zero, directed by Enzo Tedeschi, opens in select cinemas across Australia today, which is pretty darn exciting.
Screening at select cinemas across Australia:
NSW: United Warriewood, United Narellan, United Katoomba, United Collaroy, United Avalon, Majestic Katoomba, Majestic Inverell, Majestic Sawmill, Majestic Nambour, Majestic Port Macquarie, Majestic Nambucca Heads, and Majestic Singleton. QLD: United Indooroopilly VIC: United Craigieburn WA: United Rockingham SA: Mercury Adelaide
Event Zero is also part of the AACTA Festival of Australian Film screening series during August and September. Find your local session here.
We're thrilled that our comedy pilot script My Fist Your Face has been announced as one of eight scripts on the 2017 Aussie List, as part of Australians in Film's Gateway LA program.
My Fist is a project we've been developing for a couple of years, first born out of the ABC Fresh Blood comedy initiative. The script then went on to be a finalist in the 2015 Script Pipeline screenwriting contest and a Screencraft Pilot Launch quarterfinalist.
Oh wow! The official trailer of Event Zero has landed. It’s an Australian political thriller feature film and series, from Deadrock Films, Rockzeline and Blackpills, supported by Screen Australia.
We wrote Event Zero for director Enzo Tedeschi. It’s the closing night film at the 2017 Gold Coast Film Festival.
We're thrilled to be co-developing a new kids’ adventure comedy series with our excellent producer pal Michael De Robbio at Pickle Pictures. Captain Cogg will feature ridiculousness and awesome robots. The project has received development support from the kind folks at the ABC and the Australian Children's Television Foundation. Further details at Pickle Pictures.
Event Zero will have its Australian premiere as the closing night film of the Gold Coast Film Festival on April 30, 2017. We wrote Event Zero for Deadrock Films, Rockzeline and French network Blackpills. The film is directed by Enzo Tedeschi and stars Ash Ricardo (Offspring), Zoe Carides (Death in Brunswick, Janet King) and Nicholas Hope (Bad Boy Bubby, Ash vs Evil Dead). Adapted from the multi-award winning 2012 digital series that we also wrote, Event Zero is co-financed by Screen Australia.
The folks at Monster Pictures invited Matthew to talk about his top five Australian films in honour of Invasion Day. Matt made sure they'd be sorry they ever asked.