Morgan Matthews is an English, BAFTA award winning documentary director. He is the founder of Minnow Films and has been directing documentaries for over ten years.
Matthew’s early work includes the BAFTA, RTS and Grierson nominated Taxidermy: Stuff the World, the RTS nominated Channel 4 series My Crazy Parents and the feature length Beautiful Young Minds which was also BAFTA, RTS and Grierson nominated.
In 2006 he founded Minnow Films, starting his work with the company with the Grierson nominated film Battleship Antarctica for Channel 4. He then went on to make The Fallen, a three-hour film for BBC2 remembering every British serviceman and woman killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The film was named best single documentary of 2008 at the RTS awards and won two BAFTAs including Best Factual Director.
Whilst executive producing at Minnow Films, Matthew’s continues to direct his own films with the company including the BAFTA nominated Scenes from a Teenage Killing, chronicling every teenager who died as a result of violence in the UK over one year. Matthew’s also executive produced the RTS nominated Minnow Films’ series Fighting on the Frontline for Channel 4, which embedded three directors with British troops in Afghanistan.
Most recently, Morgan has been working with Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald, directing the Britain in a Day project for the BBC Two and is now moving onto his next documentary, a proposed theatrical co-production between BBC Storyville and the BFI.
In 2014, his work on the feature film X+Y (inspired by his documentary Beautiful Young Minds) earned him a BIFA nomination for The Richard Hickox Award (Best Debut Director).