“Matt Hulse creates out of whatever is to hand – he transforms the everyday and banal into something striking, witty and beautiful.” (Glasgow Short Film Festival)
“His photographs are extraordinary in every respect,” said Simone Klein of Magnum Photos, “they reveal the existential core element of humanity in disturbingly simple pictures.” (British Journal of Photography)
Matt Hulse is an artist, filmmaker, photographer, performer and writer. His films have screened at dozens of festivals and galleries in 25+ countries internationally.
He has been nominated thrice each for The Jarman Award and The Margaret Tait Award. In 2017 he was the overall winner of Germany’s Felix Schöller Photo Award.
2019 brings to light his third feature-length film, supported by Creative England and Creative Scotland – The Hippies: Punk Rocked My Cradle.
Matt’s second feature-length film Dummy Jim (2013) premiered at Rotterdam International Film Festival (nominated for a Tiger Award) and Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) (nominated for the Michael Powell Award). “Totally unique mixture of documentary, fiction and playful visual poetry.”
Matt’s debut feature Follow The Master (2009) premiered at EIFF: “An inspired cinematic pleasure.”
His work features in Time Out’s 1000 Films to Change Your Life (Simon Cropper 2006) and A History of Experimental Film & Video (A.L.Rees 1999) and is kept at the National Media Museum (UK), National Library of Scotland, Gallaudet University (Washington DC), The Wallace Library (Rochester, NY) and Fales Library (New York University).
Area of Practice: Contemporary Art, Dance & Movement, Film & TV, Literature & Poetry, Music, Visual Arts