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Matt Cook is a screenwriter, director, and producer of various studio and independent films and television. His work includes By Way of HelenaTriple Nine, and Patriot‘s Day (currently filming). Both By Way of Helena (now The Duel) (2010) and Triple Nine (2012) made the top 10 of The Black List.

Cook broke into the industry in 2009 and has since written for Warner Bros, Fox, New Regency, DreamWorks, Sony, and CBS Films. He is currently developing/writing several projects, including Paul the Apostle (Hugh Jackman,  Matt Damon, Ben Affleck producing) at Warner Bros, writing/executive producing Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War with director Peter Berg as a mini-series at HBO, and co-writing/executive producing a futuristic political drama with Ed Burns (co-creator of the Wire) for Studio 8.

Cook served two combat tours in Iraq with the prestigious 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry (Rakkasans) and has written several articles for Texas Monthly about his experiences. He also served as a correspondent in Afghanistan in 2012. Cook was raised in the tiny three stoplight town of Castroville, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin.

 

MATT COOK

Founder of Hazard Pay Productions

 

ABOUT 

Hazard Pay Productions is a production company founded by accomplished screenwriter, director, and producer of various studio and independent films and television, MATT COOK. His work includes The Duel, Triple Nine, and Patriot‘s Day. Both The Duel (formerly known as By Way of Helena, 2010) and Triple Nine (2012) made the top 10 of The Black List.

Cook broke into the industry in 2009 and has since written for Warner Bros, Fox, New Regency, DreamWorks, Sony, and CBS Films. He is currently developing/writing several projects, including Apostle Paul (Hugh Jackman,  Matt Damon, Ben Affleck producing) at Warner Bros, writing/executive producing Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War with director Peter Berg as a mini-series at HBO, and co-writing/executive producing a (not so) futuristic political drama with Ed Burns (co-creator of the Wire) for Studio 8.

Cook served two combat tours in Iraq with the prestigious 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry (Rakkasans) and has written several articles for Texas Monthly about his experiences. He also served as a correspondent in Afghanistan in 2012. Cook was raised in the tiny three stoplight town of Castroville, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin.