Matt Holland

Writer

Matt Holland is a screenwriter, story editor and script consultant from Montreal.
His writing credits include short films: DROP OFF, WHISTLEBLOWERS ANONYMOUS; episodic television: MOOSE TV; and feature film: GONE DARK  (a.k.a THE LIMIT). Matt was co-creator/co-writer of the comedy series TOI&MOI, which ran for three seasons on Ici Radio-Canada Télé and ARTV. It streamed on Netflix and continues to stream on tou.tv. He is currently developing several screenplays, including: LITTLE WING, a family adventure set in the Canadian North (with Avenida Productions); and PRIVATE MAJOR, a WWII series about unsung war hero, Léo Major (with Productions 4 Culottés). He co-wrote (with Micheline Lanctôt) the feature comedy, LA TOUR DE BASIL, developed by producer Patrick Huard for Jessie Films.

Matt has translated, from French to English, several scripts and pitch documents for various producers, most notably L’HOMME QUI A PEUR (The Man of All Fears), a feature comedy from writer/director Jean-François Asselin. He has also worked extensively as a development executive for television, serving as a content analyst for Telefilm Canada and as a manager of development and production for the CTV network. He is a Creative Writing graduate of Concordia University and a graduate of the Writer’s Lab and the Professional Screenwriting Programme at The Canadian Film Centre.

Filmography

The Man of All Fears (L'Homme qui a peur)

In development

Feature film
Translater
Screenwriter and director : Jean-François Asselin

La Tour de Basile

In development

Feature film
Co-writing with Micheline Lanctôt
Jessie Films

Private Major

In development

Feature film
Screenwriter
Productions 4 Culottés

Little Wing

In development

Feature film
Screenwriter
Productions Avenida

Burning & Nina

In development

Feature film
Co-writing with Eugène Garcia
Les Films EMA

Gone Dark

2004

Feature film/ Drama
Screenwriter
Producer: GFT Entertainment
Distributor: Alliance Atlantis Inc.
directed by Lewin Webb and starring Lauren Bacall, Claire Forlani, Henry Czerny and Pete Postlethwaite.

Awards

Official selection at the 2003 Montreal World Film Festival

Whistleblowers Anonymous

2003

Short film
Screenwriter, director
Producer: Hiatus Productions
Broadcaster: CBC

Awards

Winner of the Moc Docs script competition and screened in conjunction with the Hot Docs Film Festival, 2003

Official selection: NSI FilmExchange, 2004

Drop Off

2002

Short film
Screenwriter
Producer: Shadowplay Pictures Inc.
Broadcaster: Bravo

TV Shows

Toi & moi

2014-2016

3 seasons
Series, romantic comedy, 26 episodes
Co-Creator, Co-Screenwriter
Producer: Zone 3, Slalom
Broadcaster: Ici Radio-Canada Télé, ARTV

Moose TV

2007-2008

Series, comedy (episodic)
Screenwriter & Story Editor
Producer: Rezolution Pictures International
Broadcaster: The Showcase Network, APNT

Awards

Winner of CFTPA (Canadian Film & Television Producers’ Association) Indie Award for Best Comedy Series, 2008

Education

Graduate, Writer’s Lab and Professional Screenwriting Programme, The Canadian Film Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

Master of Arts, English Literature, Creative Writing Specialization at Concordia University, Montreal.

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies, Specialization in Sound, Television Production/Television Aesthetics at Concordia University, Montreal.

CEGEP D.E.C. in Creative Arts/Theatre at John Abbott College, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue.