A one week assignment travelling from Gothenburg, Sweden to Santa Catarina, Brazil to feature truck driver Aldinan Cézar Rodrigues and the infamous Serra Do Rio (Road 020).
Transporting a hazardous load of aluminium sulphate, Aldinan hits an impasse with dangerous cracks in the mountainous road 020 blocking his way. Road 020 is a 12km strip of sharply hair-pinned reinforced concrete rising up to 1460m above sea level. Treacherous at the best of times, recent rains have damaged the road and Aldinan is forced to find a detour. As he detours, he tells us of his passion for trucking.
A three-day shoot, the assignment involved a tremendous amount of travel through unpaved countryside, as well as the lengthy travel time in and out of the region.
Crew included Matthew GORMLY on camera & sound, with a Sao Paolo-based drone crew, and Swedish stills photographer Nicke JOHANSSON sharing the space. Expertly Directed by Axel LINDQVIST with journalist Sujay DUTT’s Portuguese language skills, and excellent local support from Brazil Fixer’s Tomaz CAVALIERI.
Originated on Sony PMW-F5 kit with Sony A7iii & GoPro 6, and Sennheiser AVX wireless audio.
Microsoft content filmed for Stockholm creative agency Spoon and Producer Lars-Petter Steen over the past three or so years.
A very enjoyable collaboration with Lars-Petter and the Spoon team, with some great visuals, and the opportunity to direct location elements.
A three-day shoot in a remote Norwegian limestone mine capturing the initial runs of Volvo Trucks’ first commercial autonomous transport undertaking.
This was no camera call, but shot around the actual trials and challenges faced by the Volvo Trucks technicians. Access was extremely limited, as the techs ironed out the final kinks in the technology - so every moment counted.
Captured on the Sony F5 in 4K by DP Matthew GORMLY, who also recorded interview and voice-over audio on location. Drone by Aircam.se.
Hot on the heels of the 2018 Gold at the Pearl Awards, Preem launched into the 2019 campaign as lead sponsor of Sweden’s iconic Vasaloppet ski race. Again, leading the campaign was Swedish living legend & crowd favourite, former world champion & Olympic gold medal winning skier, Gunde SVAN.
Instead of competing in the Vasaloppet main event, this year’s challenge would be the Staffetvasan relay race. With a fresh team of four recruits, Melinda, Anette, Micke, and Jörgen, Gunde would make up the fifth team member for the five stages of the relay race. To ensure they performed at their very best, Gunde would pit the 2019 team against last year’s team of Ingrid, Roberth, and Johan + 2 pals. But first, there was plenty of preparation to be done on his team of relatively inexperienced skiers.
The four-part series was shot over three days, with episodes 1-3 filmed on consecutive days. Blessed with glorious sunshine for the most part, the production crew and equipment still faced temperatures of -15C in the beautiful Dalarna countryside. Episode 4 was filmed at the Staffetvasan race, as the teams vied for the honours.
Episodes 1-3 was filmed with a two-camera main unit originating on Sony PMW-F5’s in HD with Fujinon optics. A third unit filmed gimbal, cable-cam, and drone elements. A fourth unit filmed the spy elements with the 2018 challengers on Panasonic GH5. Additional crew included producer, line producer, sound recordist, ski-doo pilot, stills photographer, and a team of interns.
Episode 4, race day, was filmed with a streamlined crew of four. Line producer Christoffer CARRINGER lead cameramen Matthew GORMLY on Sony F5, with Joshua AYLETT on Sony FS7, and Tim KARLBERG on the GH5 third camera unit. The three teams were spread along the course, and leap-frogged from start to finish via the interchange points. Eight GoPro 7’s captured the body-cam angles through chest, head, and pole mounts.
Producer: Lars-Petter STEEN
Photo credit: Banfa Titi Jawla & Matthew Gormly
*Side-note: In December 2018, Preem’s Vasaloppet 2018 campaign “Gunde Coachar” (Gunde Coaches) was awarded the Gold for “Best Use of Social Media” at the Content Council’s Pearl Awards in NYC.
Launching 2019 with this very special assignment filming climate activist Greta THUNBERG for the iconic Rolling Stone magazine and their “The First Time” series. Thunberg is also featured in Rolling Stone‘s March “Women Shaping the Future” issue.
Serving the USA-based client remotely, Matthew GORMLY served as DP & location director. Originated on Sony F5 in 4K. Post-production and colour grading completed in the USA by client without DP’s input.
A project co-DOP'd by Matthew GORMLY for the new Porsche Panamera luxury car. Produced in Singapore in November 2016, the "Stories About Courage" series feature leaders in their field, telling of their challenges and courage in making it to the top.
DOP Matthew GORMLY travelled to Singapore for the one-day production, joining lead-DOP Roger LAXON, esteemed Director Adam KALETA, and Producer Jeremy HART on a tightly packed schedule. Whist LAXON filmed another film in the series, GORMLY shot restaurant sequences for André CHANG - sharing Director Adam KALETA across both productions. With KALETA relocating to the other production, GORMLY continued gathering shots.
Shot on a Sony F5 sourced locally, using Canon CN and Samyang primes. Minimal lighting with a pair of Aladdin Bi-Flex 50 LED panels. Sound recordist Daniel KOH of Singapore.
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With a quest to take the Bentley Continental GT Speed road car to it’s maximum velocity, the British auto-maker headed to the Australian Outback, and the unrestricted speeds of the Stuart Highway.
Piloted by legendary Australian motor-racer, John Bowe, the expectation was to reach 200mph. With safety of utmost concern, a 20km stretch of highway outside of Alice Springs was closed in 20-minute intervals, with aerial support spotting for errant wildlife and human intervention.
DP Matthew GORMLY travelled from Sweden to Australia for the two-day shoot, serving a long-held British client. Joining Matt in photography was Australian aerial specialist Peter BEEH, who provided the Shotover H1 stabilising system for aerial and car-to-car photography, along with camera assistant/Shotover-technician Bastien CHAPIGNAC.
Primary photography originated on 2 x Sony F55’s, Matt’s ably supplied by Sydney’s VAhire.com and sporting a set of Arri Master Primes. In-car & secondary photography on Travmatt’s Canon C300, with external car-mounts & timelapse captured on Canon 5D Mk3, and GoPro rigs with PolarPro polarizers.
Director: Adam KALETA. DP’s: Matthew Gormly & Peter Beeh. Camera Assistant/Shotover Technician: Bastien CHAPIGNAC. Location Sound: Matty VAUGHAN
The new year broke with a nine-day tour of Sweden, shooting a testimonial film for Sweden’s Lantbrukarnas Riksförbund (LRF) or Federation of Swedish Farmers. Striking out across the kingdom, a three-man crew travelled from the flat lands of Skåne in the south, to the famous forests of Småland, and on to the lush snowbound territories of Luleå and Åre.
Accumulating an impressive 3,800km on the road, with a few flights to boot, the film reached LRF members in all areas of agriculture. From carrot & potato farmers, to grain, dairy & cattle, machine providers, fuel manufacturers, and forestry workers – it truly covered the gamut.
Along for the ride was a cold front, which made for a unique filming opportunity. Agricultural films are rarely filmed during the snowbound winter months, so it was a welcome insight into the year-round industry. The -10C temperatures made for challenging days out in the farmyard & fields, operating delicate equipment with numb fingers and shocked electronics.
Originated on the Canon C300, with the Phantom Pro3 4K drone, DJI Ronin, GoPro, and slider. The Brid Content production was lead into the field by the intrepid Creative Director Petter EDELSWÄRD, helmed by VD Colm O’CALLAGHAN, DP Matthew GORMLY, and sound recorded by Anton ENBOM & Johan PETTERSON.
Holmen is one of Sweden's premiere companies with interests in forestry, timber, and paper. Serving Stockholm content agency OTW, DP Matthew GORMLY shot a series of films profiling Holmen customers, and providing educational content.
Filmed since mid-2016, locations are spread across central Sweden, as well as in OTW's Stockholm offices.
With the two-man team of Director Philip SOPOV & DP Matthew GORMLY on location, filming was originated on Canon C300 & Sony PMW-F5 cameras, with drone, gimbals, and GoPro’s deployed.
Addressing the United Nation’s Sustainability & Development Goals, DP Matthew GORMLY travelled the Nordics filming a series of #sustainability feature segments for a UK producer.
Visiting Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Norway, the segments reported how industry leaders are implementing the UNSDG blueprint. Companies inc. Carlsberg (beverage), Sandvik (engineering), Handelsbanken (finance), UPM (bio-medical & forestry), Essity (paper), Lansförsäkringar (insurance), Lerøy (seafood), TetraPak (packaging), and Vattenfall (energy).
Segments captured on the Sony F5 (not FS5), with B-camera, and catching audio. Travelling with a producer/director.
On the back of a corporate video filmed for Lantbrukarnas Riksförbund or the Federation of Swedish Farmers earlier in 2016, national airtime was purchased, and a 20sec TVC commissioned. The premise, to promote the resources of the land and it's untapped potential.
DP Matthew GORMLY joined Director Urban ERMLING, and the team at Brid Content to execute the concept. In addition to the 20sec TVC, a longer form 90sec corporate video would be cut, featuring the people, the technology, and the land.
With a short timeline, production took place over three days in the areas of Uppsala & Norrtälje to the north of Stockholm, around Jönköping, Värnamo, Västervik, and Matt's hometown of Mönsterås.
Originated on the Canon C300, with additional imagery on the GoPro 4 Black, and DJI Phantom 3 4K Pro. Camera and equipment supplied by Travelling Matt.
One of a series of pre-movie etiquette reminders for Bondi's VMA Open Air Cinema patrons. Core to most of the spots was phone etiquette - no surprises there.
Shot on the Canon C300 w/ Wally Dolly. Small crew, with gaffer, Producer Andrew LORD, and directed by Tony WHITTAKER for Golden Duck Productions.
Winner: Gold award, 2016 Swedish Content Awards in the category of “Travel / Entertainment / Leisure”
With an award-winning standard set by Garpen’s Europa (GE) first series, Matt joined the OTW production on a 10-day tour of Scotland, Czech and Denmark, covering draws in the Champions Hockey League (CHL).
A NordicBet Sverige piece of branded-content, GE is hosted by legendary Swedish and ex-NHL player, Johan Garpenlöv & journalist Jacob Nyström. The pair visited clashes featuring visiting Swedish teams in Glasgow, Pardubice and Vojens. From dissecting the upcoming game, to examining an aspect of the home club’s success, whilst wagering a cheeky bet in the process.
For a pair of presenters that were simply cast together, the chemistry is outstanding, making for a most excellent tour both on and off-screen. From a chance encounter in a Danish cafe, leading to a most excellent afternoon with the keys to a castle, and many more spontaneous adventures.
Originated on the Canon C300, supported by GoPro & DSLR – including the innovative puck-cam. Crewed with a 2-person camera/sound crew, and masterfully orchestrated by producer Sanna Lennartsson of OTW.
An assortment of Volvo Truck content.
As part of celebrations for SAS's 70th birthday, a commemorative livery was launched on a Boeing 737-800 LNG-RGI. DP Matthew GORMLY was enlisted to capture the launch for a 30-sec film destined for web, in-terminal, and inflight applications.
Tucked away in the SAS service facility at Stockholm Arlanda airport, 30kg's of wrapping was applied to the fuselage, whilst the video crew awaited word of the job's completion. With the green-light, the crew moved in at dusk, and prepared for the confetti spectacular.
The hero aircraft, and those sharing the hangar, had sensitive areas plastic-wrapped, and paper confetti was the only option with jet engines involved. With a strict budget, and thus confetti limited to 25kg, the charges were judiciously selected, climaxing in a confetti 'white-out' over the entirety of the aircraft, twice.
Shooting deep into the night, the production wrapped at 2am, before the massive clean-up began. Filming was primarily originated on the Sony FS7 at 180fps in HD 1080p. Secondary options included the Canon C300, Canon 5D, and GoPro 4 Black (120fps).
An OTW production, directed by Anders OLSSON, DP Matthew GORMLY, gaffer Peter Övgård, Producer Helena LINDBLAD.
With gun control legislation being considered by US law-makers, comedian John OLIVER ventured to Australia to file a series of reports for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”. Initially scheduled to be a single 3-min piece, the story soon filled 3 x 3-min segments, and collected an Emmy award along the way.
The heart of the report lay in the gun controls enacted in Australia in 1996 following the Port Arthur massacre. On 28 April 1996, thirty-five people lost their lives to a lone-gunman equipped with automatic weapons. The ruling conservative government, lead by Prime Minister John Howard, acted swiftly and against the electorate for the community’s greater good. Draft legislation was introduced to parliament within three-months, and a buy-back of automatic weapons was enacted. Since 1996, Australia has had zero mass-shootings (four pax or more), with firearm offenses and suicide remaining down on 1995 levels.
A fabulous shoot, highlighted by John OLIVER’s quick-wit & take on all things Australian. Shot over 10-days, with 2 x XDcam ENG cameramen Matthew GORMLY & Peter BEEH, sound recordist, assistant, and production manager. Crew assembled by Sam DOWNS of RMK Crew. Emmy award for best-editing on segment 3/3 “Aftermath”.
Winner: Australian Cinematographer’s Society (NSW) Gold award 2012 for "Reality, Lifestyle & Magazine"
On the tail of a 30-day documentary shoot in Europe, a pilot was shot for the proposed series “Guardians of Time”. Shot in Westminster Abbey, Ely Cathedral, and Bradford Cathedral, with British presenter Aled Jones.
Shot in 2011, on the Sony PMW350 with external recording to a Convergent Design NanoFlash. Primarily shot as a one-man band, travelling with producer, talent, and photographer/scriptwriter.
A longstanding campaign filmed in 2007 for the George Patterson agency. Six x 30-sec TVC’s filmed over five days on the Townsville Army base, highlighting various jobs and apprenticeships within the Australia Defence Force.The campaign ran in excess of five years.
Originated on the Sony F900R, with an array of secondary camera units. Being the days before Go-Pro, an array of high-resolution CCTV cameras were used in the mix. Directed by Michael GOODE, produced by Lizzy NASH for The Feds, Sydney. DOP Matthew GORMLY.
We present the first of several films from a recent trip to Peru.
The Swedish penchant for coffee is well-documented, being the second greatest consumers worldwide behind Finland. And so, with a custom dear to their heart, IKEA has gone to extraordinary lengths to source a product of distinction.
In October 2016, IKEA launched their PÅTÅR coffee range. Pronounced 'paw-taw', and meaning 'refill' in Swedish, the selection is both UTZ certified and organic - meaning a product that works both for the people producing the crop, and for the consumer. Sustainability and corporate responsibility are mandates in all that IKEA does, and Påtår coffee is no different.
Filming for the release occurred in May 2016, with a small crew travelling to Peru from Sweden for a week. Under the leadership of Martin Löfberg of the iconic Swedish coffee roasters Löfbergs Lila, the crew travelled deep into the coffee-growing regions of the north, traversing the Andes, up rough 4WD tracks, and into the Amazonas. Here, the production met the product at the source, recording the conditions and sentiment of the remote village co-operatives in festive visits.
All in all, it was a fantastic trip, with a great & hardy crew along for the tough ride, with epic vistas at every turn.
An OTW production for IKEA Food Services, the production included Director Sanna LENNARTSSON, DP Matthew GORMLY, Stills Photographer Oskar FALCK, and the good people of IKEA & Löfbergs. Originated on Canon C300.