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.  
Rude Girls 2004
BBC TWO   1 x 90 minutes
Century Films for BBC2

Fourteen-year old Sherry and her friend Rachel are enjoying one of their favourite leisure activities: harassing the local Hasidic Jewish population. Best mates Dee and Stacy cruise their Dagenham ‘hood’ on the lookout for the next car to steal.

This revelatory film starts as an examination of girl gangs but evolves into an illuminating exploration of adolescence and the many factors underlying these troubled girls’ behaviour. Rude Girls highlights the difficulties of growing up female in a world of criminal behaviour, meaningless violence and exclusion.

“One of the most shocking but insightful documentaries of the year”
The Times

“Reveals a truth that is far more complex than reductive scaremongering often suggests”
Time Out

Rude Girls

Official selection

Official Selection for the Sheffield Documentary Festival 2003   DocFest
Sheffield Documentary Festival 2003
Official Selection: Brittspotting Documentary Festival, Berlin 2004   Brittspotting Documentary Festival, Berlin 2004
Filmed and Directed by
Morgan Matthews
Stuart Briggs
Original Music

Sam Hooper
Assistant Producers
Amy Flanagan / Emma Parsons
Production Manager
Jane Nicholson