Meet the crew: cinematographer Mat Johns

Once Bitten... cinematographer Mat Johns on the set of his award-winning short A Father's Day

Duck66 Films are pleased to announce that Mat Johns will be the cinematographer for Once Bitten…

Mat Johns is a freelance Writer, Director, Cam Op / DP and Editor based in Manchester with over 10 years of freelance and independent filmmaking experience. Mat’s films have been shown at festivals around the world and have also been featured on film websites shortoftheweek.com and aintitcool.com.

​Mat was the cinematographer on the avant-garde music film Aelia Laelia which Once Bitten… director Pete Tomkies co-directed for Christopher John Chaplin and Fabrique Records.

Mat recently wrote, directed and edited the award-winning short film A Father’s Day, funded by Creative England & BFI.NETWORK. The film has been distributed across streaming services by Shorts International and selected by over 100 film festivals so far; including five BAFTA qualifying festivals (Encounters, Leeds International, Film Court De Brest, Sydney Film Festival and London Short Film Festival) and three of the top horror festivals in the world (Screamfest, Fantasporto, Sacramento Horror Film Festival).