Hi I'm Matt, a 30 something popcorn loving film nut with a soft spot for a bit of romance and this is my story...
Following an honours degree in Film at Staffordshire University I entered the industry as a camera technician at Filmscape Media, helping to prep cameras for large productions shooting at Pinewood Studios.
After several years I decided to move into the education sector and accepted a new position at Brunel University as a technical tutor on the BA film and television courses.
It was here that I was first approached by some friends of mine who were getting married to film their wedding for them. Not having filmed a wedding before I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I had always loved telling stories through film and the idea of telling the beautiful love story of my two good friends was so compelling that I had to accept.
I loved my experience on that first wedding so much that I started offering my services professionally and thus Creative Castle Productions was born.
I chose the name Creative Castle Productions because I love using my creativity to produce your dream fairytale wedding film and to me most fairytales start and end at a castle.
My approach to your wedding is to be as discreet and unobtrusive as possible, whilst capturing magical moments that I can edit together to create the perfect keepsake for you, your friends and family. I will try to blend in with your guests with my small cameras and sometimes i’m so effective people mistake me for another guest. For me this is the best way to film your day.
I really love getting to know my couples as people and all of my couples to date have become new friends many of whom I still catch up with from time to time. For me its really important that we meet or at the very least chat before I come to film your day because it's important that we both feel comfortable working with each other.
I believe that each film I make should be unique to yourselves and I will strive to tell your individual personal story because I believe everyone has a unique love story that deserves to be given its moment in the spotlight and I will aim to present this on film for you.
There is nothing better for me than when I see the Bride and Groom’s feedback after watching the films that i’ve made for them, it makes all the hard work worthwhile and really inspires me to keep creating.