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!

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coming up
DE ZITTING
Drama
September 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.
(R)EVOLUTIE
Sci-Fi Comedy
2021
Directed by Serve Hermans
Boom Operator
More info coming soon.
PSYCHOLOGY OF CON ARTISTS
Documentary Series
2021
Second Assistant Sound
More info coming soon.
DE OVERKAMMER
Comedy
2021
Directed by Raymon Hilkman
Production Sound Mixer
More info coming soon.
PIECE OF MY HEART
Drama
2022
Directed by Dana Nechushtan
Junior Boom Operator
More info coming soon.
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.
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 mixer
boom operator
Kwekerij 6
1695CH Blokker
The Netherlands
+31 6 42936711
info@thomasmachtel.nl
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