Jason Tomkins also joins as Post Production Manager


For immediate release:

London/Hampshire, Tuesday 5th December 2023 – Indie prodco Woodcut Media has promoted Matthew Gordon from Senior Executive Producer to the newly created role of Head of Contemporary Factual, effective immediately.

In this new position, Matthew is tasked with developing and expanding the company’s factual output, and will continue to report to Kate Beal, Woodcut’s Founder & CEO.

Since joining Woodcut in 2018, he has executive produced a wide range of commissions such as Murder in the Red Light (3 x 45’) and Becoming Ian Brady (3 x 45’) for Prime Video UK/Ireland, World’s Most Dangerous Prisoners (10 x 1 hrs) for Channel 5 (UK) and FilmRise (US), and The Suitcase Murders (8 x 1 hrs) for Warner Bros. Discovery UK & Ireland, to name a few.

His distinguished career spans 20 years. Prior to Woodcut, he worked across a broad range of factual, features and documentary programming; from science and history through to drama-docs and consumer journalism. Credits included Comic Relief does Car Booty (BBC1), Four in a Bed (Channel 4), Can’t Pay We’ll Take It Away and Murdered by my Fiancé (Channel 5).

Woodcut Media has also hired Jason Tomkins, who joins as Post Production Manager, responsible for shepherding and growing the company’s in-house facility.

Kate Beal, Founder and CEO, Woodcut Media said: “Matthew has been instrumental in creating our true crime slate and consolidating our reputation within the genre.  This promotion recognises his contribution to Woodcut’s growth and is richly deserved.  We are also delighted to welcome Jason to our team.”

Matthew Gordon commented: “Woodcut is always looking to find fresh approaches to storytelling, and this is at the heart of our contemporary factual productions.  As we approach 2024, I very much look forward to building on this as we continue to expand our output.”



About Woodcut Media:

Founded by award-winning producer Kate Beal in 2014, UK indie prodco Woodcut Media is a female-led operation with a diverse team at its core, whose main ethos is to provide an honest and trusted voice – creating programming that tells incredible human stories with creativity, authenticity, and care.  As well as being one of the leading true crime doc producers in the UK, Woodcut also specialises in a broad range of standout unscripted content covering factual entertainment, specialist factual, and premium/talent led programming.  Titles include Confessions of a Psycho Killer (Amazon Prime Video),  long-running series World’s Most Evil Killers/Britain’s Most Evil Killers (8 seasons), Fiennes: Return to the Nile with Joseph and Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Cut from a Different Cloth,  Mandela, My Dad and Me, both featuring Idris Elba, Hitler: A Life in Pictures, and Paranormal Captured to name just a few.  In 2020, Woodcut launched distribution company Woodcut International. www.woodcutmedia.com