Minnow Films


Whilst at Blast! Films:


Whilst at Century Films:

Previous Films
Before setting up Minnow Films, Morgan directed many critically acclaimed films whilst working
at two of the UK's most respected independent companies for documentaries - Blast! Films and Century Films.  
Blue Suede Jew 2007
BBC TWO   1 x 60 minutes
Blast! Films for BBC2

An extraordinary journey from the holy land of Jerusalem to the hallowed ground of Graceland, Blue Suede Jew, follows the life of Gilles Elmalih ‘The Elvis from Jerusalem'.

An Israeli living in the bitterly divided West Bank, Gilles is convinced that Elvis' music can restore world peace. Gilles also claims to have regular communication with Elvis from beyond the grave. Personal handwritten messages from Elvis mysteriously appear around the house. It appears that Gilles has genuine faith in his story and his entire family rely on ‘The King' for advice and encouragement. Their story takes a serious turn when Elvis tells Gilles he must sell all his possessions and move to America where he will find fame and fortune.

“An astonishing film”
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Daily Mail

“Compelling viewing”
The Observer

“Following up from his fantastic film on Taxidermy, Morgan Matthews meticulously observes a weird, wonderful life”
The Guardian

Blue Suede Jew

Official selection

Official Selection for the Sheffield Documentary Festival 2007   DocFest
Sheffield Documentary Festival 2006
Filmed and Directed by
Morgan Matthews
Ben Chanan
Associate Producer
David Brindley
Production Manager
Clare Voyce
Executive Producers
Edmund Coulthard / Grant McKee