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Matthew Portman
Irvine, United States


  • FLIGHT - After a tough break-up, a hard-working academic finds comfort away in a budding relationship.
  • GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE - After a crazy night in a hotel suite, a man struggles to find his bearings but quickly discovers the truth about all involved.


  • AT ATTENTION - Featured on Shootin' the Shorts as reviewed by Cam Gray. "If you’re a director looking for a Yorgos Lanthimos style short for the festival circuit, you’ll love At Attention. And for anyone seeking guaranteed laughs, this script won’t “miss the mark” or disappoint!"
  • DAIRY FARMER'S DAUGHTER - Slamdance called it "... very creative – it’s great to see something so entirely original, and the visuals here are evocative and memorable."

    Quarter Finalist in Screencraft's 2017 Short Screenplay Contest.

  • FLIGHT - Honorable Mention at the Campus Movie Festival SDSU and screened at the Film Society at SDSU Winter Film Festival. 100K+ views on Youtube.

About Me:

Film enthusiast turned hobbyist screenwriter. By day I'm a graduate student and by night a writing turtle. Most of the time caffeine is involved (my third love) which certainly helps the motivated creative process.


Scripts By Matthew

Bound to a table, a desperate man must defend his innocence to the friends keeping him hostage or face a fitting punishment.
Short Horror, Thriller For sale 6pp
7 readers love this script
At Attention
On a forest trek, a young man discovers that some of the finer things in life can present themselves unexpectedly.
Short Comedy, Mystery Available for Free 3pp
5 readers love this script
Read Review by Cam Gray
Fossil Fuel
An old man and his daughter, while drinking, decide to take revenge on an oil pump that gets in the way of their sun.
Short Comedy, Western For sale 6pp
4 readers love this script
Sparkles the Clown
An examination of the unique way in which clowns cope with grief at the funeral of Sparkles the Clown.
Short Animation, Comedy, Fantasy For sale 3pp
2 readers love this script
By No Small Feat
When a dognapper snatches her beloved pup, an overweight unemployed camgirl loses her footing and struggles to make ends meet.
TV Pilot Action, Comedy, Mystery For sale 27pp
2 readers love this script
Graduation Day
Two newly graduated high school students attempt to exact lasting revenge on their least favorite librarian and avoid the penultimate punishment: summer detention.
Short Comedy, Crime For sale 5pp
2 readers love this script
The Dairy Farmer's Daughter
The lactose intolerant daughter of a dairy farmer suffers from his milk-related cruelty. Trapped, she must find a way out.
Short Horror, Thriller For sale 8pp
2 readers love this script
Good Morning Sunshine
After a crazy night in a hotel suite, a man struggles to find his bearings but quickly discovers the truth about all involved.
Short Comedy, Mystery Produced 2pp
1 reader loves this script
Basket Case
Days before Christmas 1914, three volunteer American soldiers mistakenly rescue a German body for burial and have to return it before their fellow soldiers find out.
TV Pilot Comedy, History, War For sale 27pp
1 reader loves this script
When a bowl of ramen doesn't meet his standards, a man encounters a terrestrial chef bearing the final bid for his approval.
Short Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Western Available for Free 2pp
Sheep Shearing
A farmer, stuck with frozen land and a failed marriage, grasps the final straw in a pack of pitiless sheep.
Short Drama, Horror, Thriller For sale 5pp
A woman, sick with an unknown illness, struggles for autonomy from her disquieted partner.
Short Drama, Horror, Thriller For sale 9pp
Seinfeld Spec: The Flasher
George and Jerry scheme to find a way for Jerry to become more intimate with his nutritionist while Elaine attempts to investigate a flasher who blinded Kramer (by the light).
Episode Comedy Example of work only 42pp
A mother breastfeeds her child and engages in motherly conversations with the newborn.
Short Comedy Available for Free 8pp
In Better Company
Two men find a roommate in each other as their lives spiral out of control.
TV Pilot Comedy, Drama For sale 29pp
On the Origin of Pickles (of Many Kinds)
An absurd examination of what it takes to be a pickle.
Short Comedy, History, Thriller Available for Free 2pp
Yiffing: A Tale of Love
At a furry convention, a lonely man-in-an-elephant-suit discovers love and loss in an equally dressed crocodile.
Short Comedy, Drama, Romance Available for Free 10pp
The Corpuscle
A light particle travels through space and muses on the things it encounters as well as the fleeting moments that pass it by.
Short Animation, Comedy, Family Available for Free 5pp
All Hail
Two preachers leave a church in separate taxis to pursue divergent ideologies.
Short Comedy, Mystery For sale 1pp
A gay couple realize the end of their relationship and reconcile their love for each other in recognizing their friendship.
Short Drama, Romance For sale 6pp