matt-mcgowen

“It’s pretty much always been about moving images, music & sound. Let’s create something amazing..” – MATT MCGOWEN

BIO:

Matt McGowen is a passionate and dedicated Video Producer, Screen Music Composer, Sound Engineer & Sound Designer based in Sydney Australia. He is a trained graduate from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in Fox Studios Sydney where he completed the Graduate Certificate (2011) and the Graduate Diploma (2012) courses, both with distinction.

Matt works with a wide range of Screen projects including – Films, Short Films, Television Commercials, Web Commercials, Documentaries, Web Series and Corporate Promos.

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Matt also develops and teaches Screen Music courses at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS).

Matt has worked with local and international clients including 20th Century Fox (“24″ Live Another Day), Sony, Virgin, Telstra, UTS, NSW Government & AFTRS.

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) recently commissioned Matt to create a long form, high-end TVC style recruitment video for the UTS – Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning which received high praise from both the UTS marketing departments and the Indigenous staff within UTS Jumbunna.

Matt also recently composed the score for ‘The Orchard’ (short by Director Laura Scrivano) starring Alex Dimitriades and Georgia Flood which won the 2013 European Union Film Award and gained entry into the Cannes Film Festival.

Matt is comfortable working in any style. His musical compositions are eclectic ranging from large-scale orchestral works through to rock, pop, jazz, dance, electronic and world.

Matt has worked with top level Australian and international touring musicians and has been billed with iconic Australian acts such as Tim Freedman (the Whitlams), Mental as Anything and The Waifs. He has experience gained working with legendary music producer Steve James.

Matt also has specialist skills in vocal recording and production.

WHAT CLIENTS SAID ABOUT MATT

  • Matt McGowen created a very catchy and lively tune for the theme music of I LUV U BUT which became synonymous with our brand and our ongoing series.  Matt did much research to develop Arabic sounds which went beyond traditional Arabic music and had a contemporary feel which complemented our story.

    Fadia Abboud Director - I Luv u But I & II – Web Series 2014
  • Matt McGowen was the perfect sound designer and composer for Season 2 of our web series 'I Luv U But'.  He'd already established an authentic musical world for Season 1 and knew what director Fadia Abboud was looking for in taking Season 2 to a new level.  Matt created a subtle musical voice that underscored all the dramatic and humorous mood shifts across 10 episodes - and completed this challenging job on-schedule and on-budget! A producer couldn't ask for more.

    Megan McMurchy Producer - I Luv u But I & II – Web Series 2014
  • Matt is a joy to work with. He has an instinctive understanding of drama, composing beautifully for both performance and story. His subtle, delicate score for The Orchard contributes immensely to the atmosphere, metaphor and subtext of the film, helping the audience access the feeling states and complex character perspectives of the film. I highly recommend Matt and his work to both producers and directors.

    Laura Scrivano Writer/Director - Winner 2013 European Union Film Award (The Orchard) 

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