Matt Houghton


'Matthew's classwork has been of an excellent standard this term, reaching Level 2 in both Reading and Maths, and yet his progress is being hindered by his constant chatter with those around him. Having started the year extremely positively, he has become increasingly less focused on his work and more and more preoccupied with playtime.'

Matt Houghton is an award-winning filmmaker. His films experiment in particular with form, often treading the line between fact and fiction. His short film Landline won the 2018 Grierson Award for Best Documentary Short and his first short Dear Araucaria, made in partnership with the Guardian, won the Audience Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015. The following year, Matt released two more shorts, Four Weddings, his second film made with the Guardian, and Hands Up, Chin Down which had its world premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018. Matt's film, Earth To Cop is an eyewitness portrait of climate change and played at the COP26 opening ceremony in front of 140 world leaders before being picked as one of Vimeo's Best Of The Year 2021. Matt’s most recent short film co-directed with the film's protagonist Georgie Wileman is an intimate, self-documented portrait of a photographer living with endometriosis. This Is Endometriosis had its world premiere at HotDocs 2022 and screened at Everyman Cinemas around the UK. 

Matt produces his own films. Named as both a Film London Lodestar and a member of Berlinale Talents 2020, Matt is a founding member of Fee Fie Foe and an associate producer on Notes On Blindness, The Real Charlie Chaplin and the forthcoming Netflix Original feature Apollo Thirteen: Survival. Matt is currently in production on his debut feature, With A Gun And A Radio

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