sound mixer
boom operator

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 set ever since.

Below you can find some of my released work, as well as a few upcoming projects.

Feel free to get in touch anytime!

completed
coming up
ZILLION
Drama
2022
Directed by Robin Pront
Additional Boom Operator
More info coming soon.
PIECE OF MY HEART
Drama
2022
Directed by Dana Nechushtan
Second Boom Operator
More info coming soon.
PSYCHOLOGY OF CON ARTISTS
Documentary Series
2022
Created by Robert Oey
Second Assistant Sound
More info coming soon.
HET JAAR VAN FORTUYN
TV Series
2022
Directed by Michiel van Jaarsveld
ADR Boom Operator
More info coming soon.
KLEIN KOMPAS
Web Series
2022
Boom Operator
More info coming soon.
DE ZITTING
Drama
2021
Directed by Saskia Diesing
Second Assistant Sound
A popular prime minister candidate and a well-known thriller book writer face each other in court after she accuses him of sexual abuse just before the election. I worked on the project as the Second Assistant Sound for Antoin Cox CAS.
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.
(R)EVOLUTIE
Sci-Fi Comedy
2021
Directed by Serve Hermans
Boom Operator
The dystopian comedy (R)Evolutie from Toneelgroep Maastricht, Pupkin Film and NTR is set in the near future where artificial inteligence is integrated into everyday life. I worked on the film as the boom operator alongside sound mixer Bente van der Spek.
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.
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.
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.
DE OVERKAMMER
Comedy
2021
Directed by Raymon Hilkman
Production Sound Mixer
De Overkammer is about a student named Misha who finds himself starting to go bald. He then discovers a 'hair mouth', who tries to convince him not to shave his head. I worked on this project as the Production Sound Mixer, filling in for Bente van der Spek.

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Thomas Machtel
sound mixer
boom operator
Wilhelminastraat 40C
2011VN Haarlem
The Netherlands
+31 6 42936711
info@thomasmachtel.nl
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