About Matthew Leigh

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I’m a twenty year veteran of the Vancouver video game industry, having started at Radical Entertainment in 1996 as an computer graphics artist.

After joining Barking Dog Studios I became the cinematics director and animator for the game Homeworld: Cataclysm. I later planned and storyboarded cinematics for projects at Rockstar Vancouver.

Having later shifted companies to Blue Castle Games where I was a founder, I planned and co-directed the cinematics for Dead Rising: Case Zero, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising: Case West.

I later helped found Firebase Industries and developed three full featured independent video games as well as created all trailers and marketing materials for them.

As a screenwriter I have had two of my short film screenplays, “Double Booked” and “Dinner and a Show”, selected as semifinalists in the Screencraft.org Short Film Production Fund competitions. My short film script “Newmerico” has been optioned for development, and a feature script titled “The Living” was a finalist in the 2019 Vancouver Bad-Ass Film Festival.

My first short film “Jetlag” completed a festival circuit, earning laurels around the world. I’m currently in pre-production on a feature film.