"Matt Grinter’s direction of the actors in his graduate show of Orphans was fine, detailed, and intelligent. He is a director to look out for."
Award Winning Director, Writer and Producer.
“I have worked with Matt on two separate occasions and have found him to be bullet proof and enthusiastic. Next time I have a production about to begin, he will literally be the first person I call and I hope that he is free to come back and work for us again.”
Winner of the Producers Guild of America Producers Challenge 2009, Academy Award Shortlisted 2009. Author of The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook.
"Matt came on board the Sky Nature/Netflix ‘PREDATORS narrated by Tom Hardy’ series to support the scripting process and assist us with the Wild Dogs episode. We were looking for someone with a sophisticated understanding of character led drama narratives, who could both help to clarify our story arc, and bring to life our key animal protagonists, with an economy of words for maximum impact. As a theatrical writer Matt offered a unique perspective on the episodes he worked on with an invaluable grasp of narrative and appreciation of the factual integrity required, whilst maximising the audience’s emotional engagement. I would not hesitate to recommend Matt and I hope to work with him again in the future."
Dr Wendy Darke
Founder | CEO | Executive Producer of True to Nature Ltd. (Former Head of BBC Natural History Unit)
For over 20 years Matt has worked as a Writer/Director in both Film and Theatre and has forged a career within both media.
He is Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Red Rope Theatre Company Ltd.
Matt currently lives in Bristol with his wife and children.
His work has appeared in a number of prestigious venues across Britain and beyond including Trafalgar 2, The Bristol Old Vic, The Pleasance, The Finborough, Tate Gallery, The Royal Academy Summer Show, Encounters, Palm Springs, Leuven, Corona Cork, New York Metropolitan, Zagreb Film Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Sky Nature and on BBC Radio 4.
These works have earned him a number of accolades including a Kodak Award, an Honourable mention at the New York Metropolitan Film Festival, Lost Theatre Company’s One Act Play and winning the Papa Tango New Writing Competition with his play Orca.
Matt’s second play The Dog and the Elephant ran at the Bristol Old Vic Studio and Vault Fest and was produced in conjunction with Ferment. It was then made into a short film by Found Studio, the short was Bafta Long Listed and went on to pick up a number of awards including winner of the Leeds Short Film festival award and the Jury Special mention at the ECU European Independent Film Festival.
Matt is the Artistic Director of Red Rope Theatre Company Ltd. He is currently one of the Open Session Writers on attachment at The Bristol Old Vic. Recent work includes: Rumpelstiltskin with Insane Root, Vixen with Travelling Light, A Christmas Carol with Red Rope Theatre, and Script Editor for Predators by True To Nature for Sky & Netflix.
Matt has a BA HONS Degree in Film Direction from Bournemouth Film Insitute, and a Masters in Theatre Direction from The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.