About

Documentary Director of Photography

I am a freelance Director Of Photography and I make documentaries of historical, biographical and cultural significance. 

I did not know from an early age that television would become my life’s work. I should have known, because I grew up on the Iveragh Peninsula of South Kerry surrounded by a family of storytellers and historians who championed their cultural heritage. What am I, if not a teller of visual stories? This sensibility informs all of my work. I believe that a powerful story is specific, yet universally true, and I love working on both local and international projects. 

I bring a cinematic aesthetic to the projects I work on while taking a naturalistic approach to lighting. I have an inquisitive mind, a discerning eye and an empathic ear. I am a director of photography that brings a high level of technical expertise to all projects I work on and a genuine commitment to delivering an end result that will captivate, inspire and entertain your audience.

Matt Sullivan

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Why Choose Matt Sullivan

Working nationally and internationally as a Documentary DP and Cameraman for over 15 years’ with experience in all areas of television production.

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15 Years' Experience

I have over 15 years’ experience as a Director of Photography,  collaborating with private, corporate and public sector clients both domestically and internationally.

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Latest in Camera & Lighting Technologies

I always ensure to have the latest camera and lighting equipment and I keep abreast of new and emerging technologies so that your production evolves with industry expectations. 

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Up To Date with Latest Industry Trends

Documentary styles and trends can change year on year. I keep up to date with all the latest filming styles and approaches to storytelling.

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International Experience

Having filmed internationally for many NGOs, charities, businesses and TV Stations, I have a wealth of experience to bring to your documentary or project.

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Freelance Crewing

With a network of industry connections, I can help you recruit a crew to work on your documentary project. As a DP on many documentaries both in Ireland and internationally, I have connections to suit every project.

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3rd Level Education

I returned to university in 2019 and earned a first class honours diploma  in “Local and Regional Studies” from University College Cork. His genuine interest in culture, heritage and story ensures a 100% commitment to producing stories that engage and inspire. I Plan to complete a Master’s Degree in history once my twin girls, Lilly & Hannah, are older. 

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