Matt Bloom is an Emmy-winning and BAFTA-nominated writer/director with over 15 years of terrestrial broadcast experience on over 70 hours of comedies for BBC, Channel 4, ITV and the Disney Channel.
He has just completed five consecutive new shows as Lead Director.
Each were ratings and critical hits, both in the UK and abroad:
–‘Find Me In Paris’ is a major new sci-fi drama, shot in Paris and Brussels.
–‘Hank Zipzer’ is a smash hit, and is shown in 50 countries. 3 seasons and a TV Movie. Won a BAFTA for the lead actor, and an Emmy for Best TV Movie.
–‘The Lodge’ is the Disney Channel’s most successful ever domestic hit. Shown in 112 countries, including USA.
–‘The 4 O’Clock Club’ was No.1 on its channel. In its 7th season. Won a BAFTA for the lead actor.
–‘All At Sea’ was No.1 on its channel and was a big critical hit. BAFTA nominated.
-2nd Unit director on The One Ronnie. Directing sketches with Harry Enfield.
-2nd Unit director on Blandings. Directing scenes with Jennifer Saunders and Mark Williams.
DateProduction (role)CompanyProject details
Date: 2017Production (role): FIND ME IN PARISCompany: ZDF/DisneyProject details: 13 Episodes
Major new sci-fi drama based around the Opera Garnier in Paris
Date: 2016Production (role): HANK ZIPZER’S CHRISTMAS CATASTROPHE MOVIE (Director)Company: CBBC/BBC/DHX MediaProject details: 1x 90'
Produced by Matthew Mulot
Starring: Henry Winkler, Felicity Montagu, Javone Prince and Rebecca Root
Date: 2016Production (role): THE LODGE (Lead Director)Company: Disney ChannelProject details: 5 Episodes
Musical/comedy/drama. No.1 smash hit. Shown in 112 countries, including USA.
Produced by Raymond Lau and Steven Andrew
Date: 2015Production (role): BLANDINGS (2nd Unit)Company: Mammoth Screen/BBC DramaProject details: Produced by Damien Timmer and Spencer Campbell
Starring: Timothy Spall, Jennifer Saunders, David Walliams and Mark Williams
Date: 2015Production (role): THE ONE RONNIE (2nd Unit)Company: BBC ComedyProject details: Produced by Gareth Edwards, Geoff Posner and Mark Freeman
Starring: Ronnie Corbett, James Corden, Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Rob Brydon, Richard Wilson and Harry Enfield.
Date: 2014-2016Production (role): HANK ZIPZER (Lead Director)Company: CBBC/DHX MediaProject details: 19 Episodes
Writer of special episode ‘Zipzers & Aliens’
Produced by Siobhan Bachman and Jim Poyser
Starring: Henry Winkler, Felicity Montagu, Javone Prince and Neil Fitzmaurice
No.1 ratings smash on CBBC, No.1 on CBBC iPlayer
Reviews: “Unfailingly charming *****” -Mail On Sunday. “Very Funny…Eminently likeable *****” -The Stage
Date: 2013Production (role): ALL AT SEA (Lead Director)Company: CBBCProject details: 4 Episodes
BAFTA nominated CBBC family drama.
Produced by Juliet Charlesworth
Starring: Steve Edge
Date: 2012-2013Production (role): 4 O'CLOCK CLUB SERIES 2 (Lead Director)Company: CBBCProject details: 12 Episodes
BAFTA and Royal Television Society award-winning comedy drama
Produced by Spencer Campbell
Starring: Ben Bailey ‘Doc Brown’ Smith
Date: 2012Production (role): 4 O'CLOCK CLUB SERIES 1 (Lead Director)Company: CBBCProject details:
Date: 2008Production (role): COMEDY LAB (Director)Company: Channel 4Project details:
Date: 2004-2007Production (role): THE BILL (Director)Company: Talkback Thames/ITVProject details: 13 Episodes
Produced by Sue Howells
Date: 2004-2007Production (role): DOCTORS (Director)Company: BBCProject details: 23 Episodes
DateProduction (role)Project details
Date: 2014Production (role): ENDLESS (Writer, Director and Producer)Project details: Supernatural horror - 8 minutes
Starring: Chris Geere
Date: 2012Production (role): SMALL THINGS (Writer, Director and Producer)Project details: Starring: Stirling Gallacher
Production (role)CompanyProject details
Production (role): Advert: 'Live It'Company: The Gym GroupProject details: 2 x 2 minutes
Production: Dinosaur Agency, Manchester
Production (role): Advert: 'British Music Experience'Company: Cooperative SupermarketProject details: 5 x 30 secs
Production: Dinosaur Agency, Manchester
Starring: John Hannah
Production (role): Advert: 'Shopping'Company: BAA AirportsProject details: 3 x 10 mins
Production: Cheerful Scout & Publicis Agency, Soho
Starring: Claudia Winkleman
Production (role): Advert: 'Comedy Website: Viral comedy shorts'Company: BBC WorldwideProject details: 4x 45 secs
Production: BBC, Manchester
Starring: Justin Morehouse
Production (role): Advert: 'Mothers'Company: British ArmyProject details: 4 x 45 secs
Production: D&AD Agency
Production (role)Project details
Production (role): COLD FEET - Liam Finn (Writer, Director and Producer)Project details: Lead single from Liam Finn's second album “FOMO”