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Phone: +44 (0)7904 108504
Email: matt@mattnorthaudio.co.uk

About Me

Trying to pinpoint the moment that ignited my passion for sound is extremely difficult as many of my most treasured childhood memories revolve, in one way or another, around it. However, the moment that is engrained in my memory more than any other is when I became infinitely jealous of Kevin McAllister (and later my best friend when he received one for Christmas) and his Talkboy tape recorder from Home Alone 2. At the time I’m sure my mind was only overwhelmed with inspiration from Kevin and the potential mischief that I could cause with it, but in hindsight, I think I was more amazed by the way that sound could be used so creatively.

Fast forward through the years of teaching myself to play guitar, messing around with a Korg 4-Track Recorder and unleashing a healthy amount of teenage angst by playing in punk rock bands, my love of sound developed into an obsession with music. It’s that obsession that I took to University, aiming to make a career out of something I loved. However, during my time at University, I was introduced to sound production for the moving image (something that had never entered my mind until then) and it was then that the metaphorical light bulb in my head switched on and I realised which path I wanted to take when it came to my career in audio.

Since graduating, I have been fortunate enough to create and maintain a successful career in this segment of the audio industry, through working as both a Location Sound Recordist and in all elements of audio post-production. My current portfolio contains work produced for corporate clients including HSBC, Citroën and Laura Ashley, as well as credits from a a wide-range of TV programmes and promos produced for such broadcasters as the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky.

I am currently based in Norwich, working with a range of clients across the country to produce professional, exciting and creative audio content for a range of visual media.


What do my clients say?

I was fortunate to work with Matt on a short promotional trailer in early 2014. It was clear immediately that he had a good work ethic, keeping me up to date on how the sound design was going and sticking to the strict completion dates. I found Matt very easy to talk to and collaborate with, producing a great final product and I look forward to working with Matt in the future.

Callum Burn
Director, Tin Hat Productions

A distinguished professional who’s mind was fully focused on the job at all times, Matt was not just reliable in his role but also an integral member of the crew who provided nothing but positive energy and fantastic spirit to the work. My first choice for a sound recordist and mixer on future projects.

Adam Morse
Director, Hollyfield Productions

I worked with Matt on my recent film ‘Have You Seen Lucinda Jameson?’ and was extremely pleased with the result. Matt mixed a soundtrack that gave the film a layer of depth it sorely needed and in doing so fulfilled the directors brief while at the same time adding touches of his own, really helping the final product come to life. Technically proficient and wonderfully creative Matt is definitely my first choice for audio post-production on future projects.

Amer Iqbal
Producer & BAFTA Nominated Editor

Working on set with Matt is always a pleasure. He has good attention to detail and understands how to work with both the Director and actors in order to capture their performances and vision.

Adam Spinks
Director, Initiative Motion Pictures

I had the pleasure of working with Matt on my short film ‘Shelter’ on which he worked as a Sound Recordist and saw the film through all stages of audio post-production, including recording ADR and composing the film’s main score. He worked efficiently, produced  an excellent standard of work and I strongly believe that the final piece would not have been up to such a high standard had it not been for Matt’s contribution.

Michael Hankinson
Director

Matt is not only a highly skilled sound man, he also has an ear for the story as well. Always happy to follow instruction and always happy to offer (helpful) ideas and solutions to any problem, he’s a genuine asset on any shoot. Pickle Jar Films are huge fans!

Kevin Hylands
Director, Pickle Jar Films

Matt was professional, responsive and hard working throughout the project. The final output was just as good as his attitude to work, everything I would want from a Sound Designer. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.

Tom Richards
Director, Pinchy Productions

I’ve worked with Matt on a number of different projects over the years, and every time has been an absolute joy. He is hard working, professional and incredibly passionate about all things to do with audio and sound. Every time I have a new film going ahead, I always check to see whether Matt is free, not only to come and record sound on set, but also to design and mix during post-production.

Michael Beddoes
Director/Producer, Hoot Comedy/Freelance