From When The Earth To The Shadows Over Innsmouth – Matthew Cooper Director

Merry Christmas

Wow, it’s been a crazy few months – we released my third horror feature film (in as many years) When The Earth Gives Up The Dead free to view on my YouTube Channel on Halloween 2022 – which resulted in over a thousand new subscribers to my channel in less than a month.  The other two films in the Sekurig Trilogy were also put free to view on YouTube too.

Since then, I moved straight into a fourth horror film (and second to be shot this year!) H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth (2023)  which I’ve written directed and already shot – a four day shoot which took place on location in Staithes and Whitby in early December.  The film is (of course) based on H.P. Lovecraft’s tale of terror in a seaside town.

Lovecraft Adaptation

The film stars Ashe Russell and Tony Coughlan (who were both in the Sekurig trilogy) but this time the film is a straight forward Lovecraft adaptation (we’ve updated it to the present day).

This film will be in colour, and will finally feature some old school stop motion animation – done by the guys at Warehouse Transmedia.

The film will be released sometime before April 2023.  

Amazon Comedy release for Sober (2023)

I have another completely different feature film to direct in April 2023 – SOBER – a comedy, which will be a welcome change of pace.  We have high hopes for that film – and an Amazon streaming release WILL be on the cards for that film (and hopefully a slightly wider audience).

Moving further forward – there will be another HUGE trilogy in the works – this time it will be a sci-fi / fantasy / horror – hybrid, mixing old school SFX with Unreal Engine tech.  

On top of all this my bread and butter work as a script writer for hire and UK script consultant keeps me busy.

So, I think this will be my blogpost of the year. Merry Christmas and good luck for 2023. Keep checking back next year, for more regular updates.    

Matthew Cooper has been a script writer for hire and UK script consultant for over 20 years. 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.

His directorial debut, the rubber reality horror thriller ‘Markham was released in 2020, his second feature film as director ‘At The Mountains Of Madness’ hit the screen in 2021 and his third horror feature film (and final part of The Sekurig Trilogy) When The Earth Gives Up The Dead (2022) was released on Halloween 2022.

You can find some of his broadcast credits on the IMDb.

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