Markham (2020) set for release…

It’s been a long time coming, but Markham (2020) my feature debut as a director should be locked and loaded and ready for distribution by the end of this month (July 2020).

My heavy workload as a script writer for hire and UK script consultant has meant that putting the final touches to Markham has taken a lot longer than I originally anticipated but finally, the film is just about complete.

Over the last month or so I have shot additional scenes in Staithes (near Whitby) and had a day or so at the village of Skinningrove. I’ve also completed all the special effects scenes, which I’m pleased to say are nearly all practical effects (there’s only a tiny bit of CGI in the film).

My composer Mariella Nelson Renaud has produced a simply amazing soundtrack which has now been added to the film – the music gives a great retro horror vibe and adds so much to the film.

Actors and performers have completed additional dialogue recording for me, and special mention should go to actor Tony Coughlan who’s a pro voice over guy, and a master of accents (as well as comedy).

Scenes have been recut since my first assemble, and I’m pleased as punch that the film clocks in near close to 90 minutes. The perfect for film length for me.

I’ll blog more in the coming weeks about how we made Markham for a low budget, and what we intend to do with the film regards distribution. But, rest assured, you’ll all be able to see the film yourselves very soon.

As well as being a freelance film director for hire, Matthew has also enjoyed a long career as a script writer for hire he’s written for most of the UK soaps, including writing award winning episodes of Emmerdale, EastEnders, Hollyoaks and Family Affairs and has been BAFTA shortlisted and Royal Television Society nominated as a script writer.

You can find some of his broadcast credits on the IMDb You can find out more about Matthew’s work as a director here.

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