Matthew Curlewis

Possessing a broad-ranging creative skill set via careers in film, advertising, and cross-media design, I am passionate about that place where creativity and commerce intersect.

As a Senior Copywriter in advertising, some brands I’ve worked for include Puma, Gucci, TomTom, Volvo, Sony, Accenture, Randstad, Shell, Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply, Heineken, The North Face and Philips. You’ll find some work samples below from Emirates, Macy’s, VW and Cuba Travel Network.

As a screenwriter, my feature script Breath of Life was shortlisted for a Sundance Sloan development grant, and my short film Brilliance is included in Eye International’s ‘Selected Dutch Shorts 2015’. I also work as a script editor and consultant, and have translated several scripts (Dutch to English) for Warner Bros. Nederland.

As a contributing writer my articles have appeared in Code Magazine, Fantastic Man, Time Out Amsterdam and Amsterdam Weekly. And since 2006 I have led numerous ‘Writers’ Stretch & Tone’ workshops with my organization Amsterdam Writers.

I am always open to new storytelling challenges, and having worked in Australia, Europe and the United States, am particularly interested in international projects.

3 oktober 2017

Brilliance short film

Comedic drama Brilliance is a Netherlands Poland United Kingdom coproduction short film shot in Krakow, Poland. I wrote the original screenplay and wa... Lees meer

28 augustus 2017

Cuba travel Network

CUBA TRAVEL NETWORK - WRITINGS FOR VARIOUS CREATIVE PROJECTS Fifteen year old company Cuba Travel Network transports some 80,000 travellers per yea... Lees meer

28 augustus 2017


For client StrawberryFrog / Nomads, wrote as senior copywriter through the line on 12 international campaigns. Created the concept of Share a Smile, a... Lees meer

28 augustus 2017

Macy’s Wish writer app

MACY’S WISH WRITER APP - Developed for Media Monks, Hilversum in collaboration with J. Walter Thompson New York and Macy’s For client MediaMonk... Lees meer

6 juli 2017

VW 21st Century Beetle – Hitchhike with a Like

Helped craft and edit over 200 short character introductions and story outcomes for this Facebook app / game. For Tribal DDB Amsterdam.   ... Lees meer