In 1977 Matt’s mum and dad took him to see Star Wars at the Empire Leicester Square and his tiny infant mind was blown.
Matt ‘s tiny infant mind was blown again, fifteen years later, when he studied Literature & Philosophy and then Modern European philosophy at Middlesex Polytechnic.
He ended up working in technology as an IT manager at the Guardian & Observer Newspapers, ensuring content was sent and received from places as diverse and dangerous as Iraq and Afghanistan to the Glastonbury and Hay Festivals.
After 10 years, and with a masters in screenwriting under his belt, Matt gave up technology and broadsheets to write and was subsequently shortlisted by CBBC and selected by them to attend an intensive residential workshop where his drama series The Magician’s Daughter was developed.
Matt’s first script commission was for three episodes of the third series of The Sparticle Mystery for CBBC.
Matt wrote two episodes for the fourth series of BAFTA award winning CBBC series Wolfblood and has written an episode for Series 5.
Matt has completed a script and additional material for new Disney series Riding Home as well as an episode for the second series of CBBC/ZDF/Netflix drama Worst Witch. He is also developing original series ideas for children and adults including Lifted – a personal drama with a sci-fi twist and comedy drama Burn & Rave about a criminally delinquent teen completing a restorative justice programme at a care home.
He is also developing Storage Stories with Jim bob, the leader singer of Carter USM, based on his novel of the same name.
Matt Sinclair is represented by Frances Arnold