Matthew SLATER – Film & TV composer
Matthew Slater’s most recent work is the recently broadcast ITV/PBS Masterpiece 4-parter Tom Jones based on Henry Fielding’s classic novel ‘The History of Tom Jones’, produced by Benjamin Greenacre and directed by Georgia Harris for Mammoth Screen.
Matthew’s association with Mammoth Screen goes back many years when he started assisting on Morse and this led to him being asked by Mammoth Screen to score the Endeavour series which has just concluded after 9 seasons. Now screened in 147 countries and in 80 languages the series has brought Matthew’s name to the forefront of British composers.
He has now released an album of the Endeavour music which he has rearranged and reorchestrated for the 80 strong London Metropolitan Orchestra under his baton. Later this year Matthew will be conducting the LMO in an Endeavour Concert in London this September followed by regional tour dates in 2024/5.
He also scored all 3 seasons of the ITV Brighton based police series Grace, starring John Simm, which returns in 2024 as four feature length films. Produced by Tall Story Pictures/Second Act Productions and based on the hugely successful Peter James novels, the series is also screened in the US, Canada, Australia, Germany France and more.
His films include the much praised and award winning/nominated short – 4 wins and 8 nominations – Forget Me Not directed by Nicholas Goulden and produced by Angela Godfrey for Keen City Productions; the award-winning Deleted directed by Stephen Pierre Mitchell for Elicit Pictures; and Reshaped also directed by Stephen Pierre Mitchell and produced by Nicole Selwyn for Cut From Above Productions.
Matthew studied composition, orchestration and conducting at The Colchester Institute of Music and all these years later he now lectures at London’s Royal College of Music. He started his professional career scoring documentaries series for Brown Bob Productions across a wide range of subjects from crime to medicine including Moment of Proof and Emergency: First Time Medics.