After graduating from the rigorous and intensive four year Tonmeister course, Matthew worked as a classical music engineer/producer for big labels such as Decca, DG, EMI, and many other smaller labels. Early on he discovered a natural talent for film sound, and moved into post production sound for picture, beginning at Boom Ltd working with Paul Hamblin.
He soon moved to De Lane Lea, where he rapidly gained experience and a reputation working on some of the highest-profile projects in the country at the time. It was whilst at De Lane Lea that he received a nomination for a British Academy Award for his work with Walter Murch and Mike Prestwood-Smith on Cold Mountain.
In the spring of 2005 he left De Lane Lea to pursue a freelance career as a re-recording mixer, Sound Supervisor and Director of Sound.
He has a well-established track record as both an effects mixer on large-scale Hollywood films (The Brothers Grimm, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Cold Mountain) and also as lead mixer (including Anthony Minghella's Breaking and Entering, the critically-acclaimed Do I Love You? from independent film-maker Lisa Gornick and Making Waves from Eden Films).
Where possible he collaborates with directors, writers and editors in the early stages of production to ensure that the full potential of sound as a creative tool is exploited very early on in the filmmaking process.
Matthew is based in London but has worked all over the world, including New York, Chenai, Dubai and the Czech Republic, where his most recent project received a Best Sound nomination in the 2014 Czech Film and TV Academy Awards. A well-known face in town, he has practical experience in most of the major Soho dubbing theatres, as well as good connections with the non-central London based studios such as Pinewood-Shepperton. He is also closely involved with smaller independent film companies, and uses the very latest equipment to provide a high-specification track-lay and 5.1 mix within the budget structure of these projects.
He has recently started working in theatre music, as the Music Associate for the National Theatre of Great Britain's production 'War Horse'.