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Temple Mathews is an American born author and screenwriter with several films to his credit, including the Walt Disney Company's "RETURN TO NEVERLAND," on which Mathews received sole screenwriting credit. The movie grossed over 100 million dollars worldwide.
Mathews also wrote "THE LITTLE MERMAID 2: RETURN TO THE SEA," a direct-to-video film for Walt Disney TV Animation. He also wrote the segment starring Mickey Mouse in "MICKEY'S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS," another direct-to-video film for Walt Disney TV Animation. He wrote the screenplay for "ALOHA SCOOBY DOO," a DVD release for Warner Brothers Animation. He co-wrote and produced "OFF THE MARK," a feature film released in the U.S. For Television Mathews wrote "PICTURE THIS" starring Ashley Tisdale.

He was one of the story editors on the daytime courtroom drama "THE JUDGE," working on over forty episodes. Mathews was also story editor on Propaganda Films' "INSIDE OUT," where he was the supervising writer on 74 episodes written and/or directed by several now-prominent directors, including Alexander Payne ("Sideways,"), Richard Shepard ("The Matador"), Bernard Rose ("Immortal Beloved"), Antoine Fuqua ("Olympus has Fallen"), as well as numerous others. Mathews has written dozens of animated TV episodes and has worked for hire at every major studio in Hollywood. Mathews was a producer at the American Film Institute, a graduate of the University of Washington and Redmond High School in Redmond, Washington.

In 2008 BenBella Books published Mathews' THE NEW KID, a Borders Exclusive release. It was a Borders Best-Seller. The success of THE NEW KID led to the publication of two more NEW KID BOOKS, "THE RISING, THE NEW KID BOOK TWO," and "THE SWORD OF ARMAGEDDON, THE NEW KID BOOK THREE." Under the pen name WILLIAM PAYTON Mathews also wrote "THE GOOD FATHER," published by Coscom Entertainment.



In pre-production

A Romantic Comedy by First time director Temple Mathews directing his daughter, breakout standup comedian Manon Mathews.

Picture This

Romantic comedy written by Temple Mathews starring Ashley Tisdale. A high school girl is invited to a party by the most popular boy in school -- only trouble is, she's grounded.

The New Kid                    

Will Hunter is used to being the New Kid; Harrisburg High School is his fifth new school in less than three years. By now, he knows not to be fooled by the bright pep rallies, the wholesome jocks, the innocent cheerleaders. He knows the evil lurking underneath.

Breaking up is hard to do. CHLOE, played by Manon Mathews, a wild slacker and her boyfriend Jeff who is conservative breakup before the Holiday's. To keep their families happy they agree to pretend to be together through the Holiday season.

Return to Neverland

In London during World War II, this is the story of Wendy's daughter, Jane, who is kidnapped by Captain Hook and Peter Pan must come to the rescue.

The Rising

In book two of the Trilogy, Will encounters a dangerous new breed of female demon, faster and more deadly than anything he's ever faced, and a mysterious, striking girl who arrives just in time to save his life.

D.W.I.(driving while Italian)

Having gone viral after release on YouTube, the adventures of hitman, Vinnie Lambrusco continue with D.W.I.II and Texting While Italian.

The Little Mermaid II

To protect her from a sea witch, Ariel's daughter is not allowed in the ocean; but when she becomes 12, she runs away to an adventure under the sea.

The Sword of Armageddon

The third book in the New Kid series takes Will and friends from a demon-infested island in the Puget Sound to the top of the Seattle Space Needle, where Will's struggle against the Dark Lord ends in a confrontation that will determine the fate of all mankind.

Lesbian Love Potion #9

Manon Mathews and Hanna Pikes star in this tale of love and passion, wild dreams fulfilled, finding true love, in that that special lesbian way.

Micky's Once upon a Christmas

A Christmas themed, three-part anthology-style video.The third story written by Temple Mathews is "Mickey & Minnie's Gift Of The Magi" recreate the classic tale of ironic Christmas selflessness.


In his first collection of short stories, Temple Mathews examines one woman's bizarre and tragic quest to find freedom from her marriage, a young man passes through an embarrassing threshold on his way to adulthood and an abused woman flees from her past and embraces her fate with a stunning climax.

Aloha Scooby-Doo

Shaggy, Scooby-Doo, and the Mystery Inc. gang hit the bodacious beaches of Hawaii for the Big Kahuna of Hanahuna Surfing Contest--only to discover there's a terribly real monster about to show all the true meaning of wipeout!

The Good father

Written under WILLIAM PAYTON.  How far would you go to save the life of your unborn child? A chilling and provocative story that will force you to think about an issue that, until now, hasn't gotten nearly enough attention.

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