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Matt Kay

Director / Writer

Matt Kay is an award winning British documentary filmmaker. He set up Walks Of Life Films in 2012 concentrating on producing socially conscious, cinematic, character-led documentaries. He’s directed and shot a variety of projects for broadcast, cinema and online in over twenty countries. His first film, Over The Wall, was a 58 minute documentary and screened at the Houses of Parliament. It was distributed by Espresso TV and broadcast in the Middle East, as well as being acquired by VOD platforms.
He has since made films for BBC, Channel 4 and The Guardian and has screened at over 50 film festivals around the world including London, Tribeca, Sydney. His latest short Little Miss Sumo won several film festival awards, is presently Grierson shortlisted and Oscar long-listed and launches on Netflix October 28th as a Netflix Original production. Matt is currently expanding Little Miss Sumo into a feature documentary and is half way through production.

Credits

FEATURE FILM
Date: 2019-
Production (role):
SuWo (Director / Writer)
Company:
Walks Of Life Films / Bungalow Films
Project details:
Currently raising finance for docu-feature version of Little Miss Sumo
Short
Date: 2018
Production (role):
Little Miss Sumo (Director / Writer)
Company:
Walks Of Life Films
Project details:
Docu-short

Little Miss Sumo has been screened at over 40 film festivals including LFF, Tribeca, Traverse, Hollyshorts, Doc NYC, Sydney, Short Shorts Asia and Show me Shorts.

Long listed for the Oscars, Grierson shortlisted and has been selected as for the 2019 DOC NYC Short List: Doc Shorts

Winner of Best UK Film at Manchester Film Festival 2019

Winner of Best Documentary at Bolton Film Festival 2019

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019-
    Production (role): SuWo (Director / Writer)
    Company: Walks Of Life Films / Bungalow Films
    Project details: Currently raising finance for docu-feature version of Little Miss Sumo
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): Little Miss Sumo (Director / Writer)
    Company: Walks Of Life Films
    Project details: Docu-short

    Little Miss Sumo has been screened at over 40 film festivals including LFF, Tribeca, Traverse, Hollyshorts, Doc NYC, Sydney, Short Shorts Asia and Show me Shorts.

    Long listed for the Oscars, Grierson shortlisted and has been selected as for the 2019 DOC NYC Short List: Doc Shorts

    Winner of Best UK Film at Manchester Film Festival 2019

    Winner of Best Documentary at Bolton Film Festival 2019
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