Matthew Cooper

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My name is Matthew Cooper and I’m a script writer for hire, UK script consultant and filmmaker from Leeds in the UK.

Script Writer for hire

As a script writer I’ve written for EastEnders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Family Affairs. I was BAFTA shortlisted for my work on Emmerdale and was the winner of the first ever Lloyds Bank Film Challenge and the Oscar Moore screenwriting award.

My first short film ‘Family Style’ was made for Channel Four in 1993 and starred a then unknown actor called Ewan McGregor and was directed by Justin Chadwick (The Long Walk to Freedom). I was formerly represented as a script writer by Peters, Fraser and Dunlop and the agent Jago Irwin.


In 2006 while writing Hollyoaks I was bitten by the YouTube bug and created one of the first ever web serials for YouTube. ‘Dylan Ogden’ as the series was called was produced by Martyn Smith and directed by Ian Bevitt.

I’ve worked on original screenplays for producers and directors like Justin Chadwick and Jon S Baird. I’ve also written produced feature films as a ghost writer and worked on theatrically released films as a script consultant.

I was the winner of the first ever Lloyds Bank Channel Four Film Challenge, the Oscar Moore Screenplay Prize and I’ve been Royal Television Society (RTS) nominated as a script writer. You can find some of my broadcast credits on the IMDb.

Script Writer for hire

I’m now available as a freelance script writer for hire for filmmakers at all stages of their careers. I’ll work to original briefs, adaptations of existing material (including books and short stories) or I’ll help rewrite scripts and get them into the best shape before production.

I work quickly and to standard contracts, I’ve also worked with producers, writers and directors based all across the world from LA to Lapland. My fees can be negotiated and I’ll often work for a small fee upfront to help keep production costs low.

You can contact me on [email protected] – don’t be shy, get in touch now.

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