Hello there. Thanks for popping in. 

This page is for a pithy biography to draw you into my content, so I guess I can now say that I am a writer, producer, and campaigner. Oh, and songwriter. Don’t forget that one. 

I’ve just written my first proper book, a biography of Jack Leslie, The Lion Who Never Roared, which is out now and had some great reviews. (See below.) And I am currently producing a sketch comedy series for BBC Sounds with the fantastic comedian, Michael Spicer. 

The book came off the back of The Jack Leslie Campaign which I co-founded with my good friend and fellow Plymouth Argyle fan, Greg Foxsmith in 2019. The aim was to fundraise for a statue of Jack, an Argyle legend who was the first black footballer selected for England in 1925. He was denied his chance due to the colour of his skin. We passed our £100,000 target within six weeks of launching in 2020 and Jack’s granddaughters unveiled the sculpture on 7 October 2022. Campaigning reached its zenith when the FA finally awarded Jack a posthumous honorary cap that day, 98 years after he was chosen for his country. It has been one hell of a journey. 

I mostly try and develop comedy shows for radio and television and prior to the sketch show in production, made two series for Radio 4 with the brilliant Michael Spicer. You can hear Michael Spicer: Before Next Door by clicking the link.

I produced a Sky mini-series and movie, Little Darlings, starring Lemar and Jamelia, have worked for Comedy Central on shows like Drunk History and ran the Manchester arm of comedy producers Channel X for nearly ten years where I developed and exec produced the BBC Two sitcom Hebburn, Lunch Monkeys for BBC Three and a number of other pilots and one-offs. As a writer, I’ve been commissioned by Channel 4, Comedy Central and several leading production companies.  My Foot in the Door blog is about my experiences in the media, so if you’re starting out or trying to get a project going then I hope it might be useful.

I love writing and recording songs in my spare time – these are mostly comic songs. You can listen to me on Spotify thus boosting my income by £0.006 and watch my videos here

Thanks for reading my little biography. Please buy The Lion Who Never Roared, read it and leave a nice review on Amazon (it all helps).

And do email me if you’d like to get in touch.

What People Have Said About The Lion Who Never Roared:
“Too many stories from the days before social media and 24/7 rolling sports news coverage have disappeared from our collective consciousness. We should be grateful to Tiller for reclaiming this one.” –Times Literary Supplement

“Matt Tiller’s beautifully written and strikingly illustrated book about Leslie’s life is both a labour of love about an authentic local hero wronged, but also a wonderfully detailed account of the life and times at a lower league English club in the inter-war years… Tiller has ensured that Jack Leslie’s name will never be forgotten.” –When Saturday Comes

“A beautifully written and fitting tribute for a unfairly overlooked legend.” –Josh Widdicombe

“An evocative and gripping portrait of a remarkable football pioneer.” –Debbie Hewitt, Chair of the FA

“Inspiring and important. An extraordinary life story.” –Viv Anderson MBE

“Moving, sad and uplifting. Everyone should know the legend of Jack Leslie.” –Matt Barlow, Daily Mail

“This is a fascinating and eye-opening read. It’s also evocative… and it flows at a nice pace. Indeed, upon finishing the book you feel in awe of everything Jack Leslie did manage to achieve.” –Argyle Life