Flying High, Longlist - Lockdown

A Bright Warm Day in May

Matt Hopkins

The Progress Film Company

A Bright Warm Day in May is a visual journey through the final days of lockdown as told by those who live on the fringes of Brighton. Conducted in the style of a photoessay, capturing single static frames while engaging in conversation, the journey and collection of characters takes an uniquely organic flow.

Matt is a commercials director specialising in documentary storytelling. Because of his doc background, Matt's focus is always on authentic, human stories, as exemplified in his lauded documentary The Land of Land Rovers, his moving spot for the Samaritans and his award-winning series England Your England.