Matt Costello
Film & Other Media
  Coming Attractions                                   

Star Road is Coming

On January 14, 2014, St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books will release Star Road, an epic space opera about an ancient ‘road to the stars’ that holds the secret to humanity’s future. Co-authored with my good, late friend Rick Hautala, we hoped that Star Road would make readers remember when they discovered the amazing world of science fiction, fantasy and horror for the first time.

You can pre-order it here:


Cherringham – A Cozy Mystery Series

UK writer Neil Richards and I will be writing a series of twelve ‘cozy’ mysteries for the German publisher, Bastei. The first, Murder-on-Thames is done, and we’re plotting away madly to make the others as deadly and cozy as we can. Cuppa tea, anyone?

Here is the art -- not final -- for the first two:


Storydrive China – 2013

In May, I spoke at Storydrive China, devoted to exploring cross-platform story
telling on a global basis. It was an amazing event, and the city of Beijing did not

As part of my appearance there, I was interviewed by Publishing Perspectives
and you can read the results here:


Into the Eventide - Update

Neil Richards and I have completed Book One of The Eventide Chronicles, and delivered the manuscript to our agent, Nicola Barr of Greene & Heaton, London and Loud & Clear in Australia. The book has a title that must – for now – be kept secret.

The Eventide is a ground-breaking transmedia fantasy project from Loud & Clear, who recently received an important grant from Screen Australia for phase two of the project. Here is background from the official announcement:

The Eventide is a multi-platform children’s drama, centered around an original novel written by award-winning authors Matt Costello and Neil Richards about elemental beings who live unseen amongst us, but are divided in to two warring tribes. Produced by Joel Beath and directed by Ben Beath, The Eventide will utilize cutting edge digital technology and artistic storytelling techniques to create an immersive multiplatform drama that is played out in both real and online worlds.

You can see more at:


‘Games Now’ in Helsinki

On September 30th I will be speaking at Aalto University as part of their 2013- 2014 ‘Games Now’ series.

The series consists of eight lectures through the year covering the contemporary games industry and culture. The series will be open to the public and it will also be streamed to various universities all around Finland. Other speakers in what should be an interesting series include Gonzalo Frasca, Gorm Lai and the
team behind Tale of Tales.