Justin Matley, founder of Black Oak Sound, is an award-winning Post Sound / Re-Recording Mixer, Sound Designer, and Music Director & Supervisor who works on a plethora of television, film, radio, podcast, internet, and experiential-based projects for the broadcast, news, motion picture, and advertising industries. Along with individual accolades and nominations, his projects have won dozens of awards, including Academy, BAFTA, Emmy, Cannes Lion, and Promax awards, and are featured across international festivals, broadcast networks, and digital media worldwide. A two decade industry veteran, Justin takes pride in being an excellent problem solver, organized team player, and efficient creative executor.
Justin doubles as a Producer and Creative Consultant, running his own production collective, Matley Productions, focused on diverse animated, VFX, and live action projects with a backbone in education and social causes. He is also adjunct faculty at the University of Connecticut, Department of Digital Media and Design, where he teaches coursework in sound technology, and is a News and Documentary Emmy voter.
Justin is a hackneyed musician from an early age; a classically trained percussionist and chronic noodler on other instruments. Serving his community, Justin is on the Board of Directors of local news website, Nancy on Norwalk; is the Founder of the local education organization, the Norwalk Parents Initiative; is on the Leadership Committee for the Norwalk Film Festival; and is on the Community Advisory Council for the School+State Finance Project. He's an avid Red Sox fan, skier, mediocre tequila drinker, amateur gardener, and lover of most things outdoors. Above all, his most important roles are as a husband and father to two amazing girls.
PERSONAL OR PROJECT RECOGNITIONS
- Academy Award (Student Domestic Documentary)
- BAFTA Special Jury Prize
- EMMY Award (multiple)
- Cannes Silver Lion
- Promax Award (multiple)
- ANDY Award
- OMMA Award
- ADTech Award
- Telly Award (multiple)
- Winner, Audience Award (Short), Hamptons Int'l Film Festival
- Winner, Audience Award (Feature), Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival
- Best Feature Film, Smoky Mountain Film Festival
- Best U.S. Feature Film, Catalina Film Festival
- Best Feature Film, Hollywood Film Festival
- Best Feature Film, Sunscreen Film Festival
- Best Feature Film, Long Beach Int'l Film Festival
- Best Feature Film, Atlanta Underground Film Festival
- Best Feature Film, Jersey Shore Film Festival
Official selections: Tribeca Intl Film Festival, Vancouver Intl Film Festival, Seattle Intl Film Festival, etc.