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Are you ready to meet another of our team members?

This is Matt.

Matt is an editor and camera operator at Manto. His technical knowledge, proficiency with After Effects and eagerness to try new techniques makes him an invaluable member of our team.

 

Matt, when did you first get interested in film?

Since I was about 10, I’ve always been interested in making things that look cool. I’m someone who enjoys achieving something technically and working out how it can be done. Film has been a way for me to apply that, as there are always ways to experiment in front of and behind the camera.

What’s your favourite project you’ve ever worked on?

My favourite project that I’ve worked has been the OTE shoot which was shot in the Lake District. The shoot was in some incredible locations, and was more of an adventure over the two days. It combined two of my passions, the outdoors and filmmaking!

What film have you watched more times than any other?

Hot Fuzz. I could almost quote it line by line. It’s stylish, slick and got a great script.

What do you get inspired by?

I get inspired by a number of different things. It may be an advert on TV, or a billboard poster, or a film, that causes me to think differently or explore the technique that they’ve used. I love the idea of taking someone’s idea and expanding it further by applying it to my work.

What is the most unusual thing you’ve eaten?

Crocodile burgers. Weirdly, Iceland sell them!

What three things are most important to you?

Adventure, Friendship, Apple Pie

Ninjas or pirates?

I’m going to say Ninjas, but since the advert with Mr Bean in the Snickers advert, it’s changed my view of Ninjas!