ABOUT

AWARDS

After leaving school at 16 to act in the ITV soap 'Crossroads', I moved behind the camera; directing documentaries for PBS and promos & commercials with Academy Films, Bullion Productions and Left Eye Blind before embarking in a career in documentary features & fiction films. 

 

My latest feature - 'General Magic'  - a Showtime, National Geographic and Canal+ release, is the winner of Seven Best Documentary Awards.

At the Tribeca Film Festival, I was nominated for the Best New Director Award. I was previously a member of 'Super 8', one of eight filmmakers identified by the UK Film Council 'to watch'. Which sounds a bit sinister now.

 

As a self shooting director, I have a range of experiences directing cast and crews of over 300 people to teams as small as three.

I'm contactable here:

matthewmaude@gmail.com

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BEST ONE-OFF CAMPAIGN | Corporate Content Awards 2022
PLATINUM DOCUMENTARY AWARD WINNER | Marcom Awards 2021

PLATINUM DOCUMENTARY AWARD WINNER | Viddy Awards 2021

BEST IN CATEGORY | Horizon Interactive Awards 2021

BEST FICTION SHORT | Discover Film Awards 2019

BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD | Napa Valley Film Festival 2019
BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD | Santa Cruz Film Festival 2019

BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD | Phoenix Film Festival 2019

BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD | Irvine Film Festival 2019
BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD | Los Angeles Film Awards 2018
BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD | Williamsburg Film Festival 2018
BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD | Mint Film Festival 2018
EPIC AWARD | Best Screenplay 2013

KIRIN FIRST PRESS AWARD | Best Short Film 2012

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NOTABLE FINALIST

BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD | European Content Awards 2022
BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD | Evcoms 2021
SHORT OF THE YEAR | Discover Film Awards 2020
BEST NEW DIRECTOR | Tribeca Film Festival 2018

VIRGIN MEDIA SHORTS SHORTLIST | Best Film 2012

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REVIEWS

“Matt’s work is thought provoking and stays with you”

JOHN HURT

Actor

“Fascinating, heartbreaking and inspiring”
BEAU WILLIMON 

Creator of ‘House of Cards HBO’, President of Writers Guild of America

“If you want to be moved, inspired and impressed - this is where to look; extraordinarily powerful work produced by the best of the city’s emerging talent.”
SALLY JOYNSON  

Chief Executive - Screen Yorkshire

“Extraordinary images and innate poetry makes this an outstanding cinematic venture”
CHRIS COLLINS 

Senior Development and Production Executive - UK Film Council

“Matt’s film provides utterly beautiful and magical snapshots of our inner lives 

and the impossibility of ever knowing our loved ones completely”
MAT WHITECROSS

Director - ‘ColdPlay, Head Full of Dreams’

“Such an involving film for so many reasons it’s hard to know where to begin”
LA TIMES

“The footage is unbelievable. This geekily comic doc inspires big dreams at every turn”
TIMEOUT

“Matt's films are absolutely beautiful and so moving”
ELLIE KIRBY  

Channel4