Matt Ford

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Pretty Hate Productions
West Midlands

I am director of a Community Interest Company, VIEWFINDERUK CIC, which develops young people through the various creative arts, enhancing their confidence, personal and professional skills sets and celebrating their creativity. I am also a professional and qualified writer, with a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Birmingham City University and i have been a proud resident of Birmingham all my life. Along with my companies young person focused work, I also produce original film material, often written and developed by myself and i have had films featured at various festivals, including two in Hollywood. My other big passion is History and I have always loved learning about the past and passing on that knowledge in order to develop understanding, pride and a sense of nostalgia.

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