Mat Kirkby

Award-winning commercials and promo director is a confident film-maker with a cheeky sense of humour, just look at his promo for “Women Beat Their Men” in which he persuaded a man off the street to be whacked repeatedly by a succession of women auditioning for the part. “Mat’s quirky and fresh humour shines out of his promos and firs short film (“Hard to Swallow”)” says BBC Films’ Beth Richards. “He gets subtle, but painfully funny, performances from his actors and isn’t afraid to have fun with his scripts.”