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Matt Hanson

Matt Hanson

Creative strategy, social content & brand planning


Creative strategy & content innovation


Dazed & Confused

Contributing Editor

First Contributing Editor for leading UK style magazine, Dazed & Confused. Specialising in film and cultural criticism.

My journalism days included interviews with people like: Gus Van Sant, Quentin Tarantino, Tim Roth, Wong Kar-Wai, Atom Egoyan, Julie Delpy, Peter Greenaway, John Turturro, Michael Winterbottom. Even Russ Meyer. But all style/format leaders.

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Creative strategy, social content & brand planning

Developing future-facing brand strategy, content campaigns, innovative social marketing & publishing frameworks.

New product development for social platforms and mobile applications in architecture, and media fields.

Catalysing visionary projects a speciality.


University of Brighton

Visiting Lecturer

Lectures and workshops for Digital Media Arts MA, accelerating creative ideation and digital engagement strategies.

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A Swarm of Angels


Creation and direction of an open source feature film project and co-creative entertainment community.

Truly pioneering crowdsourcing project, five years before it became something 'fashionable',


Visual Intelligence Agency (V.I.A.)


Consulting on media and urban futures, brand content strategy & cultural production.

Cultural research and investigation.

Including book projects:
The End of Celluloid - film futures in the digital age
Motion Blur - graphic moving imagemakers (co-authored)
Sci-Fi Moviescapes - digital-age production design
Reinventing Music Video - next-generation music video directors

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MAKE Architects

Creative Strategist & think tank consultancy

Creative direction, cultural input, and embedding media futures into City masterplanning project.


Editorial Director

Open content nexus: free culture and open content resource & initiatives.

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Founder Director

Founder Director of world's leading digital film festival.
Heading overall brand development, and creative strategy.

Overseeing commissioning and production of over 50 innovative digital film projects, including live action, animation, and digital performances.

Production of spin-off TV programming, and products including DVD series.

Programming and direction of global festival tour, with destinations inc. Spain, Japan, Germany, Australia, Czech Republic, USA.


King's College London, U. of London

BSc (Hons), Business Management, Marketing & brand communication.