Lucy McLauchlan New Zealand 2017

AWARDED ‘BEST SHORT’ in the Optical Sound Category at Flatpack Film Festival 2018

UK artist Lucy McLauchlan was invited to New Zealand in April 2017 for the Paradox street art festival hosted by Tauranga Art Gallery and curated by Oi YOU! This short film by Matt Watkins documents behind the scenes of Lucy's process and environment while featuring the sounds of two unique New Zealand musicians; Fis (Oliver Peryman) & Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu) with "Front Ear", a collaborative track taken from their LP "Clear Stones" released on Subtext Recordings.

Ritual - Josephine

Promo for the band Ritual.

Directed, filmed, processed and edited by MW.

Lucy McLauchlan at Famé Festival 2012

The artist at work in Italy

Filmed and edited by MW

The New Art Gallery Walsall Lucy McLauchlan ...not forgotten

Lucy at work between Birmingham and Walsall

Lucy McLauchlan "Tacit"

The harvesting of urban detritus between Birmingham and Walsall.

Filmed and edited by MW

Soundtrack created with prepared piano by MW and LM

Mothwasp website

Experimental direct film music

Life In A Fishbowl

Promo film for Birmingham musicians Evil Alien.

A paen to facebook. Filmed and edited by MW 

Lucy McLauchlan - Fame Festival 2009.

LM in Italy

Shot entirely with stills by MW

Music Matters: Blind Willie Johnson

Promotional campaign devised drawn and animated by MW


Nature Unlimited

Short promo for outdoor well-being and development projects based in Scotland

Mothwasp faces
Mothwasp Super8 Scratch Film

Used for live performance by Mothwasp

A Time and Place: Musical Meditations on the First World War

An evening of music inspired by the folk song, stories and poetry of the First World War created for audiences today. Mercury Prize folk artists Sam Lee, Rachel and Becky Unthank perform original repertoire from the time alongside new material and arrangements as part of an 11-strong line-up, all against the backdrop of Matthew J Watkins striking video design.

Birmingham Town Hall - Weds 17th September 2014

London Barbican - Thursday 18th September 2014

Leeds Howard Assembly Room - Friday 19th September 2014

More info at

Co-produced by sounduk, Barbican, Opera North
Funded by Arts Council England, PRS for Music Foundation
Part of Imperial War Museums First World War Centenary

Monkey: JTTW - Buddha's Palm animation

Animation produced for the stage opera, Monkey: Journey To The West in 2007. Animated sequences were produced as interstitials integrating actors with set changes.
This sequence was not completed due to late amendments in stage production.

Directed by Jamie Hewlett / Matt Watkins
Character animation by Rikke Asbjoern
Clouds, effects, backgrounds and compositing by Matt Watkins

Music produced by Damon Albarn

For more info on the production:

Monkey: JTTW - Underwater palace entry