Matt began working in film sound in New Orleans in 1997, and over the last 16 years has worn almost every post-production sound hat. He's been a Supervising Sound Editor, a Re-recording Mixer, even a Music Supervisor, but he primarily works as a Dialog Editor.

New Orleans had long been his favorite playground, but he had spent the previous 6 years working for a small music publishing/production company between Nashville and Muscle Shoals that developed two successful recording artists, Take 6 and Brian McKnight. Success only carried the biggest fish to bigger ponds, however, and Matt was eager to try and follow them. In 1994, he all but had his bags packed for Los Angeles, when a 4 am Tarot card reading and an oddly-timed encounter with a Cajun band convinced him that he needed to go where he most wanted to be...

He quickly found work with Ultrasonic Studios, one of New Orleans' premier music recording studios. In 1996, his background in music publishing helped convince a locally-filmed television series (The Big Easy, USA) to hire Ultrasonic for music clearance and licensing, and eventually music supervision. It was this foray into the world of post-production sound that inspired Ultrasonic's owner, Jay Gallagher, to partner with Larry Blake to build New Orleans' first film mixing stage, now known as Swelltone Labs. Matt was a full-time employee of Swelltone Labs until Katrina shook things up in September of 2005...

After a year of running an accidental construction company, followed by a year-long backpacking trip around the world, Matt returned to film sound in 2008 as a freelance sound editor. He continues to stay very involved with Swelltone Labs, and more recently with the HBO series Treme (Assistant Music Supervisor/Editor) and True Detective (on-set Music Supervisor).

Full credits can be seen here: IMDB Page

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