Matthew originally trained as an actor and worked professionally for over a decade before becoming a full time director of film and theatre. He created Fizz and Ginger Films, with Tori Hart, in 2009 and has since written and directed various award winning short films, a TV movie, Miss In Her Teens and two features with the company, Two Down, and now The Isle.
Acting has always been in the family with his Irish great Aunt, Molly Quinn, training at RADA before becoming a poet. Matthew has two younger brothers, Graham Butler, also an actor, and Dominic Butler, a writer. Their father, Patrick Butler, was a keen amateur actor before dying at the age of 43.
With a mixed heritage of English, Irish, Scottish, Scandinavian and European, he was born in Shropshire but it wasn't until he was in the rainy hills of Yorkshire and Lancashire that he began performing and writing plays for his high school. It was at this time that he discovered the joys of creating films and this grew into his biggest passion.
Best Narrative Feature Film
The Isle
Berlin Motion Picture Film Festival
Berlin
2018
Official Selection
The Isle
Norwich Film Festival
Norwich
2018
Best Director
The Isle
International Independent Film Festival
Los Angeles
2018
Best Horror Film
The Isle
London Independent Film Festival
London
2018
'Discovery'
The Isle
East End Film Festival
London
2018
Breakthrough
The Isle
Newcastle Film Festival
Newcastle
2018
Best Cinematography
The Isle
Manchester Film Festival
Manchester
2018
Best Director
Two Down
Oxford International Film Festival
Oxford, UK
2016
Not yet screened
Miss In Her Teens
British Independent Film Festival
London
2016
Best Feature Film, Best Thriller, Best Action Sequence
Two Down
iHolly Film Festival
Los Angeles
2016
Best Cinematography
Two Down
Maverick Movie Awards
Los Angeles
2015
Best Screenplay
Two Down
Indie Film Festival
Switzerland
2015
Best Feature Film
Two Down
Crystal Palace International Film Festival
Crystal Palace - London
2015
Audience Award (2nd Place).
Two Down
Chichester International Film Festival
Chichester, UK
2015
Best UK Film
Two Down
Manchester International Film Festival
Manchester, UK
2015
Grand Jury Prize
Two Down
The Amsterdam International Film Festival
Amsterdam
2015
Best Actor for Alex Hassell
Two Down
The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival
Los Angeles
2015
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