Meet the crew

All hands on deck! Mat Johns (seated) prepares for a take.
All hands on deck! Mat Johns (seated) prepares for a take.

Mat Johns

Mat Johns – Meet The Crew Q&A

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 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).

In a freelance capacity, Mat develops and delivers a wide range of content; whether it’s a work of fiction, documentary, promotional / corporate, music video or a showreel, he aims to produce film projects that are cinematic and story-focused. With the equipment to shoot and deliver projects up to 4.6K resolution, Mat creates client-specific content at competitive rates. He can also provide individual services as a writer, director, lighting & camera op and editor.


A Father's Day poster