Having arty friends can be helpful if you’re a fledgling director.
After ten years learning how to speak Geordie up in Newcastle Matthew Barton defaulted back to his city of birth, London, to study Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts and re-familiarize himself with the Queen’s English.
Experimental projects ensued and after finding himself out on a limb on the mean streets of south London he began to shoot docs and music videos for his eclectic art school friends.
Recent projects have included a music video for an old school friend Nadine Shah, tour diaries for Friendly Fires and a promo for Welsh three-piece outfit La Corvette involving placing a 65-year-old very much in harm’s way at the mercy of the raging seas.
Equally comfortable producing human interest docs, he’s currently shooting a feature about London during the winter months and about to complete a music video for electronic artist Duct involving a lovely group of South London bell ringers.
Watch some of his work here:
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