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Client Testimonials 

We understand that in our competitive industry, it takes hard work, loyalty and true creativity to stand out above the rest. Check out our client testimonials to get an idea of what it’s like to work with us.

REC Youth Theatre invited Matt to deliver a day’s film making workshop last year (2017) and it was a huge success. The group included participants ranging in age from 10-15 and a range of knowledge regarding approaching filmmaking. Matt delivered a well-designed and comprehensive workshop. He enabled the group to develop an understanding of filmmaking through practical tasks which were engaging and fun. The workshop concluded with the group being given the opportunity to put into practice what they had explored throughout the day.

Matt’s expertise both in digital media / film and working with students resulted in a workshop that was exciting and developed the groups skills through interesting and challenging activities. He was able to enable each participant to fully engage with the tasks and work with each one at their level and experience.

Every participant felt the workshop had given them a detailed insight into filmmaking, they felt confident they would be able to take the knowledge they had gained and use it in the future. 

 

Kitty Randle (REC Youth Theatre)

Matt was so easy to work with and captured some amazing footage of and with young people in sometimes quite chaotic surroundings! The quality of what was produced in the timescale was really great and we were all very pleased with the final outcome.

lis murphy

creative director

music action international

Matt worked at Activideo for 12 months and in that time became a vital member of the team. He learned all our systems and was responsible for fielding calls and putting together productions and shooting and editing footage.
He was at all times punctual, professional, honest and always keen to increase his media skills across the board. He studies shooting and editing skills in his own time to bring more to the party.
He is a people person and enjoys being in the thick of the creative process.
We still employ Matt on a freelance basis in camera, edit and assistant producer role.

Brian BarnesBrian Barnes· 

Video Professional - Producer, cameraman, drone pilot, Engineer.Video Professional - Producer, cameraman, drone pilot, Engineer.March 29, 2011,  Brian managed Matthew directly

Matthew has a great eye for creating and capturing artistic moments; he works seamlessly to gather powerful footage for film and digital media.
He is also a proactive tutor in film editing - delivering effectively on Zoom if needed, and teaching not just the technical details of editing software but also helpful tips on how to problem-solve independently.

I would highly recommend Matthew for his professionalism and adaptability under tight schedules.

Yi Ann KokYi Ann Kok· 

Freelance Dance/Digital ArtistFreelance Yi Ann worked with Matthew on the same team

We have booked Matt to do filmmaking workshops in the High Peak - and he's always done a great job. He's got a lovely relaxed manner and works in a very participant-led way. He's also very highly skilled in his filmmaking, so you get just the right balance of guidance and facilitation to make a group of young people all feel included.

Sophie Mackreth 

Youth Arts Worker at High Peak Community Arts Sophie managed Matthew directly

Matt is a fantastic creative and also a considerate and consummate professional. He has a great eye and throws himself 100% into everything he does. I recommend Matt. Over the years Matt had worked with me within the filmmaking process in a couple of different capacities and in each he brought flair, creativity and professionalism. Employ Matt, you won't be disappointed!!!

 

Simeon Halligan 

Film director at Not a Number productions

Matt has a natural ease working with young people. 

We worked together on the Arts Council-funded Apples and Eyes summer school for 13 - 18-year-olds  in Racehill Community Orchard in East Brighton in 2021.

His willingness to go with their ideas for short films was apparent at every step and they instantly warmed to him.

He took time to show the technical aspects of the camera and how to shoot in the open air which was an unexpected bonus - we had thought he would simply capture footage and then edit their films. 

If you're looking for a filmmaker with empathy, patience and flair who takes creative risks, Matt is your man! 

Mary Chater director of Shakespeare In Italy

Matt came on board our project Rise Up to document not just the final performance but also the making process and the young creatives' individual journeys as part of it. Matt was really sensitive to the material the final edits really showcase the impact the project has had on the participants. Working with Matt was a very smooth process and he is definitely our first port of call next time we need a filmmaker to document our work!’

Anna Glarin
Creative Producer
Project Phakama UK

Matt worked on two film projects with me, one called The Machine Speaks which contained a digital / animation role with young people. The other was Sufi in the City, a contemporary multi-artform piece with contemporary dance and music. Matt's skills lie in his ability to problem solve, create digital and film solutions for ideas, and implement ideas with technical excellence and deliver on time. He is a reliable, hardworking individual who also always kept me abreast of project ideas he was developing, and this goes a long way. Matt is great to work with and I highly recommend him.

Sarah Sayeed

Creative Director at Project Phakama UKCreative Director at Project Phakama, Sarah managed Matthew directly

Matt is an experienced film maker and editor and has worked on a number of projects at Lets Go Global. He is very friendly and is a great person to work with in a team environment.

Karen ShannonKaren Shannon

CEO at Manchester Histories. FRSA - Honorary Research Fellow, University of Manchester

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