Matt Harlock is a director whose drama short films have been screened widely at festivals and on television (C4, FilmFour, HBO, Sky), picking up awards from Film London, TCM and the Manhattan SFF. In 2004, Matt created the official Bill Hicks tribute nights in London. Paul Thomas trained as an architect before moving into a career in television. As a producer-director he has worked in-house at BBC Entertainment and several leading UK production companies. His work includes creating innovative entertainment & comedy series for the BBC, Channel 4 and SKY, and two years as series director for Channel 4's flagship animation season. Matt and Paul have spent the last three years making American - The Bill Hicks Story.