Grett O' Connor - Reporter TG4/RTE
Matt Sullivan was cameraman/director on a 6-minute segment for RTE’s Nationwide programme which aired in March 2015. I was the producer/reporter on that segment. It was about a programme being rolled out in primary schools to teach children about the dangers of water.
Matt gave far more time to the project than he was getting paid for, ensuring that the package would be of a very high standard. He edited the piece carefully and with huge attention to detail. When it was submitted to Nationwide for a first inspection, no further editing was required. It ticked all the boxes.
I had previously worked with Matt as a news cameraman and editor in the highly-pressurised context of serving a nightly TV news bulletin.
At all times, he was professional and thorough, always going the extra mile to make the final product as strong as possible both visually and in terms of content. He has a voracious appetite for learning and he brings this to bear on his technical skills. Already technically very impressive when I first met him in 2014, he works to ensure that these skills grow – quite literally – on a daily basis.
He is personable and entertaining company. I would have no hesitation in recommending him for any work in the television industry.
Grett O' Connor
Dyane Connor - Multi-media Journalist RTE
Matt is an extremely professional and talented camera man who goes the extra mile. He's a pleasure to work with and the standard of his work is second to none. Matt can also edit his material and ftp it which is extremely useful when out in the field. We've worked together on a number of TV news packages which were very successful. I would highly recommend him. (Dyane Connor)
Dermot Carberry - Internal Solutions
We have used Matt Sullivan's services for start-up and existing company video profiles. His service is excellent and his knowledge of the business is of a high calibre. The feedback from our clients is also very positive as they find him very approachable. I look forward to working closely with Matt and consider him to be a valuable asset to Internal Solutions.
Mary Byrne - Irish Research & Development Group
IRDG has worked with Matt for a few years now and he has produced many fine videos for us. We have found Matt to be very professional and unobtrusive during his recordings, he is flexible and patient in editing the final product to get it right. He supports us to create an interesting story and get the most from our speakers. Matt works hard while onsite, is willing to put in the hours, and is very focused on delivering the final product on the day. This has been a fantastic addition to our conferences, playing back the highlights to our guests before they leave for home, and being able to share it on social media in a timely way. We are very happy with the work Matt has done for us, and would be happy to recommend him.
Jon Griffin - Acorn Communications
I found Matt on an internet search after being let down at short notice. It's not always the best way to find a supplier but I must say that I found Matt to be absolutely brilliant and I've been in the film industry for over 30 years. Nothing was too much trouble, he was punctual and on-time and his rates are very reasonable. I've delayed writing a recommendation until I saw the footage he shot for me and it's A1. If I'm fortunate enough to land another job in Ireland I'd certainly use Matt again. Thanks Matt you got me out of a rather large predicamnet. Jon Griffin, Acorn Communications
Michelle Kennedy - Five Rivers Fostering
We are an independent Fostering agency and we employed Matt in 2016 to cover an event we were having to celebrate the diversity of foster families and foster children within our agency. This event involved our foster families, their birth children, foster children and staff coming together for a day to recognise and learn about each other’s cultures. Matt was an absolute pleasure to work with. Given the nature of the work we do none of our children in care with our foster families could be identified in the end video. Although this was a challenge, Matt produced an excellent video that showcased the day brilliantly. Through excellent editing Matt was able to convey the atmosphere of the day while respecting our need for discretion. Matt is hard working, committed and very dedicated. Matt took time to get to know our service before completing the video and welcomed all input from us. Matt showed great discretion on the day, was non-intrusive in his manner and engaged in a very positive manner with everyone. We have used Matt to create a number of our videos to date, including the current ones on our Facebook page and website. Matt is knowledgeable, professional, easy to deal with and through his years of experience has mastered the art of storytelling through the use of video. We would highly recommend Matt and will be using him again in the future.