Matthew Bates


An events manager by day and first-time assistant director, Matthew has learnt that if you can keep people in check at a fundraiser, you can do the same on film set. His other expertise includes sandwich making, fake-blood mixing, and wine-stain manufacture.

“I once moved into a shared house with two good friends and cute guy that I didn't know. Obviously within a week I was sleeping with the cute guy. Within a few months things had gone sour and I moved out as soon as I could. Fast forward a few years to us finding out he'd been pocketing all of our Council Tax instead of paying it, and we were being taken to court. We never did track him down to make him pay. He was really cute though…”