Matt Askem

Director

Matt's career in music television began as an engineer in the touring world. It was soon obvious that his real strengths lay in the creative sphere and he quickly became a highly acclaimed screens director, earning the trust and respect of the many bands he has worked for.

In 1997 The Prodigy commissioned Matt to make his first piece for DVD release entitled Serial Thrilla (live). Since then Matt has directed many cutting edge DVD's -Muse's Hullabaloo and "Haarp" Live from Wembley Stadium, Paul Weller's "Studio 150", "Faithless Live" in Moscow to name a few.

More recently he has shown that mainstream pieces of work are well within his capabilities as his highly acclaimed Take That "Beautiful World" DVD and Darcey Bussell and Katherine Jenkins "Viva la Diva" DVD demonstrate.

Other projects shot for television that are worth a mention include MTV's "White Stripes from the Amazon", Channel 4's "Chemical Brothers in Trafalgar Square" and "Duran Duran versus Mark Ronson in Paris". Matt also directs the Isle of Wight Festival, formely for Channel 4, more recently for ITV. The coverage for this festival has been widely regarded as the best on television for the last five years.