Matt Howsam

Matt Howsam

Production Assistant

  • Location: Kent / London
  • Career stage: Entry

I'm currently working as a Production Assistant at MPC VFX company. I'm a First Class 2015 Graduate of Media Arts (50% Film and TV Studies and 50% Film, TV and Digital Production) from Royal Holloway, University of London; I attained the highest First grade in my year group.

I am a two-time award winning short film writer/producer/director/editor. My University short film, Magic Touch, premiered at the Prince Charles Cinema with BFI Future Film and Talenthouse in November 2014; it was judged on its innovation, entertainment and affective storytelling values. Similarly, I received the Young Filmmaker of the Year Award (2013) for a film I wrote and directed about human trafficking. I received this award from the anti-trafficking charity, Unchosen (Ken Loach is their patron), and my film went on tour with the charity across the UK and Ireland to raise awareness of trafficking. 

I am seeking entry level employment within the Film and Television industries, and ideally I would like to work my way up to become a Drama 1st AD one day. I am also looking to volunteer for a role in film archiving, restoration and preservation. It's a dream of mine to write and direct documentaries on cinema history. 

Work History

Film Runner - Moving Picture Company (MPC)

May 2016 - Nov 2016

Studio Runner - Rare Day for Channel 4

Apr 2016 - Apr 2016

Casting Researcher - Rare Day for Channel 4

Mar 2016 - Apr 2016

Festival Volunteer - filming events and front of house - BFI Future Film Festival

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016

Film Reviewer - Raindance Film Festival

May 2015 - Aug 2015

Film Journalist/Office Intern - Raindance Film Festival

May 2014 - Jul 2014

Volunteer Festival Coordinator - The Smalls Film Festival

Sep 2013 - Sep 2013

Trainee Script Supervisor/ Editor - The Foundation

Jun 2011 - Jun 2011

Film Crew Member - Channel 4 Work Experience: Inspiration Week South

Apr 2011 - Apr 2011

Education

Media Arts (50% Film and TV Studies, 50% Film, TV and Digital Production) - B.A - First - Royal Holloway, University of London

Sep 2012 - Jul 2015

Media Studies - A Level - A* - Rochester Grammar School

Sep 2010 - Aug 2012

Drama and Theatre Studies - A Level- A* - Rochester Grammar School

Sep 2010 - Aug 2012

English Literature - A Level - A* - Rochester Grammar School

Sep 2010 - Aug 2012

Psychology - A Level - A - Rochester Grammar School

Sep 2010 - Aug 2012

Skills

  • Copy Writing
  • Camera Operating
  • Copy-editing
  • Directing
  • Journalism
  • Producing
  • Short filmmaking

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