Matthew is 20 years old and was born and raised in the small town of Easingwold, located in North Yorkshire. He studied Software Development at York College and then moved to London at the age of 18 in order to partake in an apprenticeship, from which he was awarded a Level 4 Qualification in Visual Effects. He is currently employed at the VFX studio 'One of Us' following the success with his apprenticeship, which has allowed him to work on such projects as Aladdin, Mission: Impossible and Jurrasic World.
To be mentored by an industry professional is an opportunity like no other that will help to project my career and ambitions to new heights
Matthew said: "The post apprenticeship bursary means the world to me. Not only does it lighten the weight of living in London, but to be mentored by an industry professional is an opportunity like no other that will help to project my career and ambitions to new heights. Being part of BAFTA’s community of Scholars could lead to some great collaborations of work with some very talented people and I am forever grateful."