Matt Deavin

Camera Department, Camera Operator, DOP, Drones, Editor / Shooter

Northern Territory


My name is Matt Deavin and I!m a film maker based between Sydney and Alice Springs (and everywhere in-between!). My ability to shoot, produce, direct and edit gives me a unique eye that showcases the best of my client!s story. These days I spend the majority of my time behind the lens as an operator or DOP but my love of the industry keeps me excited for whatever role gets thrown my way.

Throughout my career, I have covered a variety of genres, ranging from documentaries, drama, food, business, reality, wildlife and nature, sport and lifestyle. I!ve had the privilege of working with some amazing clients such as Qantas, Rolex, Tourism Australia, Disney, Audi, Mazda, Getty Images and some major TV networks like channels 7, 9 & 10, SBS, Sky News and Fox Sports.

Specialising in high quality documentary formats, my passion is to tell human stories that intersect with the natural world. Preferring a raw and real style of filming, I love to capture moments as they happen. However, whilst documentaries are my passion, I!ve had extensive experience on many different projects, ranging from TVCs, live events, Tropfest finalist short films, television programs and multi-national brand campaigns. Priding myself on being a ‘Jack of all trades!, I enjoy the variety of my work.

When not behind a camera or at the edit suite, I enjoy spending time in nature – surfing, hiking, camping, socialising and staying active.

Passionate, reliable and committed to delivering exceptional content, I love all things production and get great satisfaction in providing the best work for my clients.


  1. Matt has done a number of shoots with us now and we’ve been incredibly happy with the result of each. His ability to quickly comprehend our goals and give real-time direction with how best to achieve these has been indispensable. Thanks Matt!

    Jack Cook

  2. Matt is an amazing guy to work with. He always brings his A game to a shoot and the results are incredible!!!

    Merri-May Gill

  3. I have had the pleasure of working with Matt on three major film projects with our company and he continues to impress me on his skills and technique. From his cinematography and keen eye through the lens, documentary style work and editing skills, Matt produces the highest, finest masterpieces for our customers. He understands what the customer is seeking and captures the story from start to finish brilliantly!! I would highly recommend his services to the individual, couple through to small and large corporates.

    Mike Boudreaux

  4. Matt’s a true professional and I’m continually blown away by the quality of his work. He is a extremely talented shooter/editor and his ability to tell story is phenomenal also. I’ve employed Matt to represent my company on many occasions and his always done an amazing job. A serious amount of talent in this guy and always great fun to work with. A true star!

    Sascha Estens

  5. After working with Matt on a couple shoots now I have been super impressed with his high level of organisation and tenacious work ethic. His pragmatic approach to his work and as his ability to remain relaxed and professional in any situation has made him my top consideration for any future projects.

    Lloyd Parker

  6. I was extremely impressed with Matts work ethic and ability to get the best results. He was personable, professional and meticulous throughout the project. I would highly recommend Matt.

    Nick Cottee

  7. Matt is a wonderful person to deal with. We work together on multiple projects regularly. He will always go above and beyond for everyone he works with. One of Matt’s strengths is his ability to manage projects from start to finish seamlessly. Having him on the team always makes the process seem simple and easy. His calm nature means you always feel at ease whenever you’re working with him. The quality of Matt’s work is always outstanding and he will always go above and beyond to deliver! I can’t wait to work with him again soon!

    Avril Dunn

  8. I hired Matt to do a wedding video and was not disappointed. Since then he has done 2 other projects for me and his attention to detail and unique editing style are incredible. He is very open to input and allowed incredibly patient with his process. Would recommend without reservation.

    Nick Tankard

  9. I have commissioned Matt on a number of projects for delicious Magazine over the past couple of years. From studio days to location shoots interstate, Matt has always delivered a quality product on time, and as a bonus is very easy and fun to work with!

    Warren Mendes

  10. The ability to capture the essence of the story, the sensitive way he deals with his subjects, a true appreciation of visual aesthetics, a meticulous eye for detail and his consummate professionalism makes Matt a pleasure to work with.

    Derryn Heilbuth

  11. I’ve worked with Matt over many projects for a few years now. I can guarantee he will always deliver a project with professionalism and creativity every single time. On top of that he’s just a really great guy! Highly recommend!

    Tim Love

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