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Matt Holt

Director and producer

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Matt has worked as a director for all the terrestrial broadcasters on a range of comedy shows including Off Their Rockers, Headcases, Comedy Cuts, Lunch Monkeys and has created a wealth of hugely successful online comic shorts.

He works closely and successfully with live talent and has helped devise and directed numerous shows for comic performers. These have featured on BBC Online, BBC News at Ten and BBC2’s Late Review and collaborations include The Idiots of Ants, Brendon Burns (which won The Edinburgh Comedy Award), Isabel Fay and Imran Yusuf.

He also has drama directing experience, having worked on several blocks of Hollyoaks with Lime/C4 and the new live action multi-cam drama series, Topsy & Tim, with the multi-award winning indie Darrall Macqueen. His work includes the major high profile Hollyoaks storyline about the rape of a male teacher by his bullying student. The storyline was in development for a year and the episodes attracted record viewing figures. Scenes from the story are being used by police to help raise awareness of sexual violence against men. The episode has also been nominated for Best Single Episode at The British Soap Awards 2014.

Matt's short film, David's Fine, won Best Short Film prize at Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2013.

He is also a skilled script editor.

CV

Television
Director
Off Their Rockers, Series 3 2014
CPL Productions for ITV
Pre Production
Director Matt Holt

 
Hollyoaks 2013
Lime Pictures for Channel 4
Director Matt Holt

 
Saturdays 2013
Grandscheme Media
Director Matt Holt

Non broadcast pilot for Grandscheme

CPL Productions for ITV
Director Matt Holt

Comedy series featuring senior citizens playing pranks on the public

Topsy and Tim 60x11”
Apr 2013
Darrall MacQueen for CBeebies
Director Matt Holt

 
About Shakespeare 2013
BBC Bitesize/Somethin' Else
Director Matt Holt

 
Totally Rubbish 2012
Dot to Dot for CBBC
Producer Andrew Garland
Director Matt Holt

Children's art show

World of What If 2012
Princess Productions for CITV
Producer James Longman
Director Matt Holt

Pilot of science based sketch show for CITV

Hollyoaks 2012
Lime Pictures for Channel 4
Director Matt Holt

Popular soap set in Chester.

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How to be England Manager 2012
USP Content for BBC Three
Director Matt Holt

 
Steve and Sam's Silent Sketch Show 2012
BBC
Producer Raymond Lau
Director Matt Holt

 
Brendon Burns: Y'know – Love 'n' God 'n' Metaphysics 'n' Sh*t 2011
PIAS Comedy
Director Matt Holt

Live Stand Up show

Hollyoaks 2011
Lime Pictures
Producer Gareth Phillips
Director Matt Holt

Popular soap set in Chester

Imran Yusuf Show 2011
Brown Eyed Boy for BBC3
Director Matt Holt

Pilot of stand-up comedians new show

Lunch Monkeys, Series 2 2010
Channel K for BBC 3
Director Matt Holt

 
Comedy Cuts Series 3 2009
ITV 2
Director Matt Holt

 
FM - Behind the Scenes 2009
ITV 2
Director Matt Holt

 
Hush 2009
Silver River
Director Matt Holt

Sketch series pilot

The Fattest Man in Britain - Behind the Scenes 2009
ITV
Director Matt Holt

 
Comedy Cuts, Series 2 2008
ITV 2
Director Matt Holt

 
Comedy Cuts Series 1 2006
ITV 2
Director Matt Holt

 
The If.Comedy Awards 2006
ITV 2
Director Matt Holt

 
Director and Producer
6 Degrees 2005

 
Producer Matt Holt
Director Matt Holt

 
Script Editor
White Van Man 2010
Granada Productions for BBC 3

 
Associate Director
Headcases 2008
ITV 1

 
Theatre
Director
Laurence Clark: Moments of Instant Regret 2014
Assembley George Square Theatre, Edinburgh
Director Matt Holt

Pleasance Courtyard
Director Matt Holt

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012

Delete the Banjax: Pigs & Ponies 2011
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
Director Matt Holt

Idiots of Ants: Model Citizens 2011
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
Director Matt Holt

McNeil & Pamphilon: Which One Are You? 2011
Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh
Director Matt Holt

A Jubilee for Anton Chekhov: Plots 2010
Hampstead Theatre
Director Matt Holt

Idiots of Ants: The Red Button 2010

Director Matt Holt

Idiots of Ants: The Red Button 2010
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
Director Matt Holt

McNeil & Pamphilon: Addicted to Danger 2010
Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh
Director Matt Holt

Idiots of Ants: This is War 2009

Director Matt Holt

Idiots of Ants: This is War 2009
Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh
Director Matt Holt

The Works - Sketch Show 2009
Madame JoJo's
Director Matt Holt

Idiots of Ants 2008
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
Director Matt Holt

Isabel Fay: Don't Let a Gift Horse in the House 2008
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
Director Matt Holt

Brendon Burns: So I Suppose This is Offensive Now 2007
Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh
Director Matt Holt

Isabel Fay: Altar Ego 2007
Holyrood Tavern, Edinburgh
Director Matt Holt

Isabel Fay: Magic Steve's Disappearing Act 2006
Holyrood Tavern, Edinburgh
Director Matt Holt

McNeil & Pamphilon 2012
Pleasance Courtyard
Director Matt Holt

Film
Director
Swag Short
2014
A Dave Has Mates/Humour Me Production
Director Matt Holt

A comic short film


 
Director Matt Holt

A spoof documentary short film

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Other
Online Content
Social Stew: Stewart Lee & Kevin Eldon 2011

BBC Online

Spout 2011

BBC Online. Producer

BBC Comedy Presents Edinburgh 2010

BBC Online. Director


Dan Antopolski: My Name is John Keller 2010

BBC Online. Director/Producer

Nasty Habits: Laura Solon & Katherine Parkinson 2010

BBC Online. Producer

Antiques Roadshow 2009

Comedybox - Director

Cashpoint 2009

Monkey/BBC Online - Director

Dan Antopolski's Sandwich Rap 2009

danantopolski.com. Director

Henry 8.0 2009

Monkey/BBC Online. Director

Isabel Fay Sketches 2009

Cleverpie.com. Director

Lottery & Cashpoint Sketches 2009

What's Funny About 1431?. Director

Out of Office 2009

Web Sitcom - Director

Paperclips of the Heart - Isabel Fay 2009

FunnyOrDie.co.uk - Director

The Jonas Brothers (& various) 2009

FunnyOrDie.co.uk - Director

The X-Husband 2009

BBC Online. Director