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Matt Skinner

Freelance - Dublin/NewRoss also a number of bases in UK
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Matt Skinner  is a cinematographer  with over 30 years experience in Film, TV and Theatre.
He recently directed a feature length documentary , “Circus Born” with Arts Council and Film Board funding and in 2010 he completed  an  MA in screenwriting  at IADT - National Film School where he is also the associate lecturer  for cinematography. As a cameraman he has worked  on productions  featuring  Morgan Freeman , Denis Hopper and  Jackie Chan. He worked with David Tattersall BSC, Director of Photography to George Lucas and with Douglas Milsome BSC, Director of Photography to Stanley Kubrik.  In the 80s he spent four years in RTE as a lighting technician and vision controller  and then gave it all up to start an experiemental  Irish Language theatre company,  Iomha Ildanach, which he directed  for the rest of the 80s.

Credit  overruns

2007 – Would U Believe – John Odonohue obit.

2000 Dog and Duck Series 2+3 Granada childrens series

1999 Dog and Duck Series 1 Granada childrens series

MA in Screenwriting, 1st class, IADT 2010
RTE TV Operators Course 1980
Professional Photography Kevin Street
BA Archaeology and Italian UCD 1986

  • Sony EX3
  • Digibeta 790DVW
  • Sony Z1
  • Lights
  • Track
  • Crew and geat Transport van.
    Also good tracking vehicle, Sailcraft iroquois Catamaran for smooth marine shooting

    Awards "Together" , DoP, RTE Dance on the Box: Best short film at Clones Film Festival.
Matt Skinner - Related News Items
- 12 Nov 2020 National Film School scores hat-trick of films at CAMERIMAGE; Kate McCullough and David Freyne nominated
- 02 Mar 2016 Irish Film Noir ‘Spider’s Trap’ signs online distribution deal
- 13 Apr 2015 Web Designs
- 23 Mar 2015 Irish film ‘Spiders Trap’ wins Award for Excellence at The Accolade Global Film Competition in LA
- 24 Feb 2015 Irish Film Noir ‘Spider’s Trap’ wins Award For Excellence at Indiefest Film Awards in LA
Key Credits
2009 - Circus Born | Producer/Director/Cameraman
Matt Skinner
2008 - Together | Direcor of Photography
Mary Keane
2007 - Would U Believe - John O'Donohue | Director of Photography
Mick Peelo
2006 - Rough Diamond episodes 5-7 | Camera operator
Simon Massey
2006 - Strength and Honour |  B Camera Operator
Mark Mahon
2006 - Cliffs of Moher Exhibition Film | Director Of Photography
Mark Leslie
2001 - The Medallion - Jackie Chan | Action Unit DoP
Gordon Chan
1999 - Dog and Duck Series 1 Granada | Director of Photography
Tim Conrad
96 - 01 Several Sky Sports Promos | Director of Photography
Noel Kearns and others
IFTN Filmography
2014 - Spider's Trap
Dir: Alan Walsh
2009 - Circus Born
Dir: Matt Skinner
1997 - Thirst
Dir: Michael Egan
1996 - The Booklovers Tale
1996 - Quickfix
Dir: Eamon Little
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