Matthew Robinson (writer)

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Matthew Robinson
Born (1978-05-26) May 26, 1978 (age 41)
OccupationAuthor, screenwriter, film director, actor, television writer, film producer, podcaster
Rachel Germaine (m. 2016)

Matthew Robinson (born May 26, 1978) is an American author, screenwriter, film director, actor, television writer, film producer, and podcaster.[1][2][3][4]

Music career[edit]

Robinson was a member of the satirical hip-hop group The Trilambs, performing under the name "Matty Boom." The group took a sideways look at the excessive world of rap culture, mocking the glorification of materialism, misogyny and homophobia.[5]

Their only album, entitled It Wasn't Not Funny, was released in 2001.[6]


Robinson's script, which was titled This Side of Truth at the time, was included in 2007 official Black List of the "most liked" un-produced scripts in Hollywood. Robinson and producer Lynda Obst sent Ricky Gervais the script out of the blue in the hopes that it would spark his interest. Gervais loved it and eventually flew Robinson to London to retool the script and make the movie which became The Invention of Lying. Robinson's original idea for a feature film grew from a skit he wrote about two people on a date who don't have the ability to lie. He later expanded on the idea for more skits with the same premise and then adapted them it into a full film script.[7] Robinson ended up co-directing the movie with Gervais.

Robinson wrote the original script for Monster Trucks, while the shooting script was written by Derek Connolly. Robinson received a story credit.[8]

On December 7, 2016, it was reported that Greg Berlanti is set to direct a revamped film of the musical The Little Shop of Horrors with Robinson writing the script.[9]

In March 2019, it was reported that Robinson would rewrite the screenplay for the Edge of Tomorrow sequel.[10]


Robinson co-hosted the podcast Get Up On This with Jensen Karp, in which they along with a guest discuss things they think they should know about. Robinson and Karp also hosted Get Up Off This the podcast within a podcast where they discuss things that people should not like and other replacements. The show ran from August 2011 until October 2018 with 371 episodes made. Karp and Robinson choose Ali Segel and Erin Mallory Long to replace them as hosts.

On March 22, 2019, he started the podcast Game Brain: A Board Game Podcast, where he along with guests would discuss board games.

Personal life[edit]

Robinson married actress Rachel Germaine on January 23, 2016. The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Strider Myer Robinson, on December 29, 2017.[11]


Year Film Credited as
Director Writer Producer Actor Role
2009 The Invention of Lying Yes Yes No Yes Person #4
2013 The Power Inside No Yes No No
2014 Black Box No Yes No No
2014 Jerked No Yes Yes No
2016 Monster Trucks No Yes No No Based on an original story
2019 Dora and the Lost City of Gold No Yes No No


  • Just Can't Get Enough (2007) (co-written with Jensen Karp)


  1. ^ "Matthew Robinson (VII)". Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  2. ^ Callaghan, Dylan. "The Prettiest Lie". Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  3. ^ "The Invention of Lying: Matthew Robinson". Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  4. ^ "The Invention of Lying (12A)". Retrieved 13 October 2013.
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  8. ^ Busch, Anita (May 5, 2015). "'Monster Trucks' From Paramount Pushed For The Second Time, Now Out Of 2015". Deadline.
  9. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (December 7, 2016). "Warner Bros & Greg Berlanti Grow 'Little Shop Of Horrors' Revamp". Deadline.
  10. ^ 'Edge of Tomorrow' Sequel in Development at Warner Bros.
  11. ^ Born 1:03pm on 12.29.17

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