sound for film
graphic design

Hi! My name is Thomas Machtel and I'm a Sound Design student at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam. This year I will be graduating my bachelor in Film & Television.

While I am mostly working as a production sound mixer and sound recordist for film, I developed a passion for graphic design as well. Below you can find some of my work in both practices.

Feel free to get in touch anytime!

sound for film
graphic design
FUCKBOY SEASON
Short
2017
Directed by Shannon Kanhai
Production Sound
Poster Design
This short film is about the modern ‘player’, who gets confronted with real love for the first time. Director Shannon Kanhai graduated with this film from the HKU University of the Arts and it was selected for the Netherlands Film Festival in 2019.
HET PURMERPLEIN
Documentary
2018
Directed by Sam van Galen
Poster Design
Het Purmerplein en de Vrouwen die Achterbleven is short documentary about the day to day lives of the women who live and work at this square in the north of Amsterdam. I provided the poster design for this film.
AS
Short
2018
Directed by Joris Tobé
Poster Design
As is a short dark comedy made by Joris Tobé about a man who’s wife has just passed away. Unfortunatly, all of his co-workers and friends start calling him to announce they can’t make it to the funeral. For this poster I created an ashy title design using actual dirt as a base.
BLOEMSTYLISTE TREES
Web Design
Web Development
For Trees I designed a completely new website that had to be simple yet effective. As a floral designer she specializes in flowers for both weddings and funerals. This is the first website that I developed myself as well.
GLEUF
Short
2018
Directed by Lobke de Boer
Poster Design
Title Design
This short film was made by second-year students of the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam. Shot on 16mm film, Gleuf tells the story of a postboy who enjoys peeking through mailboxes. He gets caught and lured inside by the sensual Claudia, but not for the reason he’s expecting. I designed the poster and the titles.
TAPWATER ENGINE
Short
2017
Directed by Minco van der Weide
Poster Design
Stella Lundgren discovers the blueprints of a water- fueled engine and is faced with a choice: destroying them or exposing the dubious practices of her employer Oil Nord. I provided the poster design for this short film.
VERENA MACHTEL
Website
2019
back-end by Mattrow
Web Design
I designed this website for my mother Verena, who works as a Floral and Interior Designer. We worked together to create a fresh and vibrant design. Her product is all about the visuals, therefor the webdesign was made to encapsulate as much photography as possible, within the style of her company’s brand.
IMPASSE
Short
2019
Directed by Lobke de Boer
Production Sound
Poster Design
Impasse is about a young boy named Kay who starts to question the reality of love after his parents divorce. It was made by third-year students from the Netherlands Film Academy. I was responsible for the production sound on set, as well as the final poster design.
ANDERMANS SPIEGEL
Documentary
2019
Directed by Niek Ceylan
Re-recording Mixing
Poster Design
A third-year production from the Netherlands Film Academy. This film is an observing documentary about the morning rituals of regular men from all walks of life. I worked on this film as a re-recording mixer. The poster design is a collaboration between the art director, cinematographer and myself.
WAAROM BLEEF JE NIET VOOR MIJ?
Documentary
2020
Directed by Milou Gevers
Supervising Sound Editing
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.
DONNIE MOUNTAIN
Short
2020
Directed by Thijs Bouman
Production Sound
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.
IK, MOORDENAAR
Short
2019
Directed by Kim Kokosky Deforchaux
Production Sound
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.
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.
Spangas
Television
2019
60 episodes from Season 13
Dialogue Editing
Sound Effects Editing
During my internship at Firma Helle Willemstein in 2019 I mostly worked on the youth television series Spangas. With 13 seasons and couting it is one of the longest running shows in the Netherlands. It has won the Gouden Stuiver and has been nominated for a Rose d’OR.
IMPASSE
Short
2019
Directed by Lobke de Boer
Production Sound
Poster Design
Impasse is about a young boy named Kay who starts to question the reality of love after his parents divorce. It was made by third-year students from the Netherlands Film Academy. I was responsible for the production sound on set, as well as the final poster design.
FUCKBOY SEASON
Short
2017
Directed by Shannon Kanhai
Production Sound
Poster Design
This short film is about the modern ‘player’, who gets confronted with real love for the first time. Director Shannon Kanhai graduated with this film from the HKU University of the Arts and it was selected for the Netherlands Film Festival in 2019.
ANDERMANS SPIEGEL
Documentary
2019
Directed by Niek Ceylan
Re-recording Mixing
Poster Design
A third-year production from the Netherlands Film Academy. This film is an observing documentary about the morning rituals of regular men from all walks of life. I worked on this film as a re-recording mixer. The poster design is a collaboration between the art director, cinematographer and myself.
HOUSE OF NO LIMITS
Feature
2019
Directed by David Cocheret
Sound Effects Editing
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.
BLAUWE MAANDAG
Drama
2020
Directed by Gregory Samson
Production Sound
Poster Design
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 for film
graphic design
Kwekerij 6
1695CH Blokker
The Netherlands
+31 6 42936711
info@thomasmachtel.nl
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