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Curlewis Creative is owned by Australian-born, European resident Matthew Curlewis, who works as a screenwriter/producer, copywriter and writing workshop leader.

Biography:
A graduate of both the Writer and Script Editor programmes at Amsterdam's Binger Filmlab, Matthew's short film Brilliance is a Netherlands-Poland-UK co-production directed by Miles Roston, due for release in early 2015. The film's actors include top British performers Richard Cordery and Patrick O'Kane.

Matthew's feature screenplay Breath of Life was shortlisted for a Sundance Sloan Foundation grant and his commissioned short script Kakkerlak – A Nuclear Opera for Ka Ching Cartoons, was funded by the Dutch Film Fund. His additional writing credits include European and global campaigns for Emirates, Ralph Lauren, VW, Gucci, Puma, Sony Entertainment, The North Face and Heineken, and journalism for Time Out, Amsterdam Weekly and Code.

Matthew is a trained workshop leader in the Amherst Writers and Artists method, and is the founder and director of Amsterdam Writers, a workshop series that has welcomed international writers for the last seven years. His script tutoring and consulting work has taken him to Russia, Azerbaijan, and film festivals in Holland.

Before founding Amsterdam-based Curlewis Creative, he cut his teeth in marketing and producing in New York, for companies including Fox Lorber Film and Video, Doublespace, EMI Music Publishing, and Comedy Central. And through working at art fairs as the marketing director of Statement Jewels, Matthew has gained an insider’s view into the world of European fine art and high-end jewellery.

Matthew is a graduate of Australia's Centre for Performing Arts and New York University's Gallatin School (BA Cultural Criticism / Performance Studies). He is also the great grandson of Ethel Turner, one of Australia's best-loved authors, most well known for her novel Seven Little Australians, translated into ten languages and published in more than 40 editions.

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