1 hour Tv pilot
In 2009 Matthew directed a 1 hour TV pilot using puppets based on South African cartoonist Zapiro’s characters. The pilot was a satire of politics, sport and celebrity in South Africa and was paid for by The South African Broadcasting Corporation. The commissioning editors at the SABC loved the show, but the higher ups were told by their government paymasters in no uncertain terms to bury the show. They did and the series never saw the light of day.
Zapiro and the show’s producer have created a smaller web series, using the same puppets.