sound for film
graphic design

Hi! My name is Thomas Machtel and I'm a Production Sound Mixer and Boom Operator based in The Netherlands. I graduated the bachelor Sound Design at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam and have been working on film sets ever since.

Though I love making movies, I developed a passion for graphic design as well. Below you can find some of my work in both practices.

Feel free to get in touch anytime!

sound for film
graphic design
AS
Short
2018
Directed by Joris Tobé
Poster Design
As is a short dark comedy made by Joris Tobé about a man who’s wife has just passed away. Unfortunatly, all of his co-workers and friends start calling him to announce they can’t make it to the funeral. For this poster I created an ashy title design using actual dirt as a base.
BLAUWE MAANDAG
Drama
2020
Directed by Gregory Samson
Poster Design
The poster for Blauwe Maandag was a collaboration between cinematographer Max Houtman and myself. With this image of Egbert-Jan Weber, who plays Ben, we tried to capture his character's grief in one frame. I also designed the titles that are displayed on the poster as well as in the film.
BLOEMSTYLISTE TREES
Web Design
Web Development
For Trees I designed a completely new website that had to be simple yet effective. As a floral designer she specializes in flowers for both weddings and funerals. This is the first website that I developed myself.
VERENA MACHTEL
Website
2019
developed by Mattrow
Web Design
I designed this website for my mother Verena, who works as a Floral and Interior Designer. We worked together to create a fresh and vibrant design. Her product is all about the visuals, therefor the webdesign was made to encapsulate as much photography as possible, within the style of her company’s brand.
ANDERMANS SPIEGEL
Documentary
2019
Directed by Niek Ceylan
Poster Design
A third-year production from the Netherlands Film Academy. This film is an observing documentary about the morning rituals of regular men from all walks of life. I worked on this film as a re-recording mixer. The poster design is a collaboration between the art director, cinematographer and myself.
THUISFRONT
Drama
2021
Directed by Tim Oliehoek
Second Assistant Sound
A mini-series about group of soldiers who struggle with the consequences of an incident that took place during their mission in Uruzgan, Afghanistan. I worked on this series as the second assistant sound for Antoin Cox, CAS.
DE KAMELEON AAN DE KETTING
Adventure
2021
Directed by Steven de Jong
Boom Operator
In this fourth installment of the Kameleon-franchise, twin-brothers Hielke and Sietse watch their beloved speedboat get chained to the docks due to pollution. This is the first feature film I worked on as a boom operator for Antoin Cox, CAS.
PEACHEZ
Drama
2021
Directed by Michel Sluysmans
Boom Operator
While surfing the web, a professor meets a model for whom he develops an incredible affection that will turn his life upside down. I worked on this film as a boom operator, together with production sound mixer Bente van der Spek.
DONNIE MOUNTAIN
Short
2020
Directed by Thijs Bouman
Production Sound Mixer
When 29-year old porn star Daniël van de Berg, better known as Donnie Mountain, suffers from erectile dysfunction, he must do everything in his power to rediscover his identity and save his succesful career. This dark comedy is the graduation film from director Thijs Bouman and I worked on the project as the production sound mixer.
WAAROM BLEEF JE NIET VOOR MIJ?
Documentary
2020
Directed by Milou Gevers
Supervising Sound Editor
With this documentary short I graduated from the Netherlands Film Academy as a Sound Designer. Director Milou Gevers talks to four kids who lost a parent to suicide and relates to them through her own experiences, displayed in a beautifully made stop-motion animation.
IK, MOORDENAAR
Short
2019
Directed by Kim Kokosky Deforchaux
Production Sound Mixer
This short film is the directing debut of Kim Kokosky Deforchaux. It tells the story of a lonely young boy who meets his very first friend, but because of his miserable existence this friendship is ill fated. The film was selected for the Netherlands Film Festival in 2019.
HOUSE OF NO LIMITS
Feature
2019
Directed by David Cocheret
Sound Effects Editor
During my internship at Firma Helle Willemstein in 2019 I worked on this horror-comedy produced by EndemolShine and NL Film for Samsung and T-Mobile. Starring a bunch of Dutch influencers this feature was released on YouTube during Halloween.
Spangas
Television
2019
60 episodes from Season 13
Dialogue Editor
Sound Effects Editor
During my internship at Firma Helle Willemstein in 2019 I mostly worked on the youth television series Spangas. With 13 seasons and couting it is one of the longest running shows in the Netherlands. It has won the Gouden Stuiver and has been nominated for a Rose d’OR.
SURINAME
Feature
2020
Directed by Danny Leysner
Boom Operator: Netherlands
Suriname tells the story of Winston Righter, a politician who aims for presidency but gets confronted by his criminal past along the way. Though this feature was mostly shot in Suriname, I worked on some scenes as a boom operator when the production moved to the Netherlands.
BLAUWE MAANDAG
Drama
2020
Directed by Gregory Samson
Production Sound Mixer
After a terrible car crash Ben saves himself before trying to rescue his son Luca. It’s too late. He couldn’t hold his breath long enough to save his little boy. Trapped in guilt and grief he starts losing touch with his wife Nina too. Blauwe Maandag is the graduation film from director Gregory Samson.

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Thomas Machtel
sound for film
graphic design
Kwekerij 6
1695CH Blokker
The Netherlands
+31 6 42936711
info@thomasmachtel.nl
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