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.
DORMIS
TV Film
2022
Directed by Iván López Núñez
Boom Operator
More info coming soon.
BESTSELLER BOY
TV Series
2022
Directed by Norbert ter Hall and Sharif Abdel Mawla
Second Boom Operator
More info coming soon.
HET JAAR VAN FORTUYN
TV Series
2022
Directed by Michiel van Jaarsveld
ADR Boom Operator
A five part mini-series about the turbulent 2002 elections in the Netherlands and the battle between Ad Melkert and Pim Fortuyn. I worked on all of the series' ADR sessions as a boom operator at Studio Vermaas.
DIRTY LINES
TV Series
2022
Created by Pieter Bart Korthuis
ADR Boom Operator
A Dutch Netflix Original series set in 1980s Amsterdam, about a family who starts the first-ever phone sex line. I worked on the last three episodes of the mini-series as the ADR boom operator, together with sound designer and re-recording mixer Marco Vermaas.
DE ZITTING
Drama
2021
Directed by Saskia Diesing
Second Assistant Sound
A popular prime minister candidate appears in court after a well-known thriller book writer 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.
BUURT TORIES
Web Series
2022
Directed by Lance Hossein Tangestani
Boom Operator
Buurt Tories is a comic portrait of eight residents from the neighborhood 'Klein Kompas'. I worked on the web series as the boom operator, together with sound mixer Tim Marsman.
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.
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. The film won a Student Academy Award in 2021 and became the first Dutch short documentary to ever do so.

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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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