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Matt Dratva

Toronto, Ontario, CA
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Matt Dratva

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Matt Dratva

  Toronto, Ontario, CA

Highlights

EXPRESSIVE, DUDE'S DUDE WITH A CLEAN READ, SMOOTH, GUY NEXT DOOR, GEN-X, CONVERSATIONAL, COOL, MATTER-OF-FACT, INSPIRING, THOUGHTFUL, WARM, SINCERE, PLAYFUL, ARTICULATE, INTELLIGENT, ATTITUDE, PROFESSIONAL, ENTHUSIASTIC, BELIEVABLE, FRIENDLY AND AS ANIMATED AS REQUIRED!!
*English is native, French Canadian secondary

Languages

English, English (North American)

Accents

Canadian, Eastern European, French, French (Parisienne), French (Québécois), Indian (India), Italian, North American, Spanish, US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

Experience

Over 8 yrs. full-time experience specifically in voice overs and over 20 yrs. as a vocalist for various Pop, Rock, cover and original bands thus imitating and performing different voices is Matt's forte and passion.

Credentials

Education

- coaching with David Lyerly
- coaching with Marice Tobias
- coaching with Kim Hurdon - Voice over coach/Casting Dir.
- Open mic Animation workshop with Dee Shipley
- Elaine Overholt's Vocal workshop
- Sunday Muse's Intensive Animation Workshop
- Pirate's Voiceover workshop with Tracey Hoyt
- Voices Of Vision-Weekend workshop covering Animation, Commercial and Cold-reads
- On-camera audition dynamics with Ron Leach - 6 week Intensive workshop

- Former lead singer for The Alter Kakers, an original folk, pop, rock roots band
- Sang lead with "Toronto Northern Lights" Men's International Chorus
- Ontario Conservatory Of Music, Classical Voice
- Pop/Rock singer for 25 yrs

Associations

ACTRA

Studio

  • Microphone

    RODE NT1000, Sennheiser MKH416

  • Computer & Software

    iMac, Logic Pro X 10.2.1

  • Special Equipment

    UA Apollo Twin, Apogee Duet, Source Connect 3.9, JK Audio phone patch, Presonus Monitor Station V2, Focal CMS65 monitors

  • Delivery Methods

    Email or ftp mp3, aiff, wav and many other formats

  • Turnaround Time

    Professional, broadcast quality Recording Studio - 24 hrs

Service Description

Service Breakdown

If selected for your project, I would appreciate discussing the details by telephone or via email.
Once that is done, send me the final script and I can begin recording for you right away. Turnover is normally 24 hours but heck if I'm free and you need it ASAP....I'm on it! I look forward to working for you and giving your business a voice.

Testimonials

"Matt was an absolute pleasure to work with.
Throughout the project he remained professional and courteous and delivered the final product in a very timely fashion.
I highly recommend his services and look forward to doing more business with him in the near future."

Tina Bester, Marketing Communications, Markham, Ontario, Canada

"Matt has been a pleasure to work with. He provided excellent French Canadian voice over work in a timely and extremely professional manner. His attention to detail is excellent."

Laura Green, Strategic Communications, Reston, Virginia, USA

“Working with Matt was an absolute pleasure. From the minute we were in contact, to the actual day our IVR was implemented, we did not have a single thing to complaint about. He was very professional, courteous and very easy to work with. His turn around time was actually faster than we had anticipated, and believe me, we were under a very tight schedule. I will definitely go back to Matt whenever we need a professional voice talent.”

Jorge Pena, COO/Co-Founder, Miami, FL, USA

"Matt is a true professional. We had a job that was a voiceover artists nightmare, lots of awkward phrases in a foreign language. He was very flexible to our clients demands with pronunciation to make sure we got it just right. We certainly look forward to doing work with him in the future."

John M. Williams, Senior Video Editor, Morrisville, NC, USA

“Working with Matt has been a pleasure. He knew what we wanted and produced our projects in a timely manner. He's consistent, professional and enjoyable to work with. We are extremely happy with our finished products and look forward to a long business partnership with Matt.”

Messier-Dowty, The Global Landing Gear Company, Ajax, Ontario, Canada

"Matt is an amazing artist and incredibly reliable. His professional attitude and patience with our process was a pleasure to work with and the final outcome was no less than outstanding. I would recommend Matt and his voice talent to other Producers for sure."

Jordan Monaghan, Film & Television Producer, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

"Thanks for the fast, smooth bilingual service!"

Chad Anderson, Dawson Creek, BC, Canada

"Matt was a miracle. I did not think we would find the right voice talent for our client on such a tight deadline, but we lucked out in finding Matt. He was super responsive, asked all the right questions upfront and made working virtually a cinch. I would highly recommend working with Matt Dratva and look forward to working with him again."

Julee Klein, Envision Technology Marketing Group San Jose, CA

"He saves the day... at least Matt saved my day and helped create a very happy client. His spot-on voice and delivery matched exactly what we were looking for. What can I say? His quick response and recording flexibility made this project flow smoothly and come together nicely. I'll definitely work with Matt again, and hopefully get to use his music talents as well."

Casey Strachan, KPS3, Marketing. Communicating. Thinking. Reno, NV

"Matt was a miracle. I did not think we would find the right voice talent for our client on such a tight deadline, but we lucked out in finding Matt. He was super responsive, asked all the right questions upfront and made working virtually a cinch. I would highly recommend working with Matt Dratva and look forward to working with him again."

Julee Klein, Envision Technology Marketing Group San Jose, CA

Great voice, great service! Matt is a fantastic resource to us"

Leading the PromoAuto project in partnership with CTV and TvA in Québec

Louis Massicotte, President Net Creation

Voice Over Clients

Just a partial list of some of my English & French clients

English

Nissan
SaskPower
Honda
ICare
McCulloch
RIM
Autodesk
Lumen
Go Daddy
Time Warner Cable Business Class
Nintendo
Spinelli Car Dealerships
American Forces Network
Vertdure
Dreamlight 3D Software
Best Buy
Calypso Waterpark
Pharmasave
TMN Online
Groupe Gecko Alliance
IBM
Dockers
Effen Vodka
IMAX Cinemas
Heritage University
University Of Waterloo
OLG
ICE Platinum Rewards
Anderson Gardens
Peel Halton Workforce Development Group
Luxottica
Sentry Technology
Armani/Samsung
University of Northern Iowa
Montana State University Billings
Bell Alliant
Coeur de Bretagne
Green GPS
Ischool Recruitment
The Music Case
Champion Forest Baptist Church
Push Pedal Pull
Shuffle Master Inc.
E-TelMEd
IOMAI
RIM Technology
Fiat Group
Sonics
BASF
Messier-Dowty Inc.
Get Goal
Diamondback Plumbing
Officelist.com


French Canadian

HP
Porter Cable
Scouts Of Canada
Caisse Desjardins de Hull
Groupe Financier Honora
Information Experts
Keating Technologies
Golftown
Best Buy
Future Shop
Bell
Panasonic
Logitech

Payment Terms

Hire Matt as a voice actor. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.

Watch a video to see how to make a payment

Next Steps

To contact Matt Dratva about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.

Watch a video and learn how to request a quote

  • Internet
    / 5 Francis Rene for Job #209777 MyGCHR Telework - 2 videos - English Awesome as usual! Always a pleasure to work with!
    Nov 22, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Andrew Cariboni for Job #187060 O2O Video Highly recommend! Matt just gets it!
    Jun 10, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Francis Rene for Job #178989 Managing work schedule - MyGCHR Great work as usual!!
    Mar 23, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Francis Rene for Job #178752 My GcHR delegation -revision 1
    Mar 18, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Francis Rene for Job #170685 MyGCHR - 4 videos Just perfect Matt! Thanks a lot!!!
    Jan 22, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Stephanie Dickson for Job #123831 Voices: ENGLISH WITH SLIGHT FRENCH ACCENT Internet Video - 150 words Matt is a fantastic talent to work with! We would not hesitate to work with him again!
    Dec 29, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Francis Rene for Job #123848 My GC HR Trainnig video Part 2 Thanks again Matt for the quick turn around. Audio file is great as usual!
    Nov 13, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Francis Rene for Job #118744 PWGSC - My GC HR training video - english Thanks for the great work Matt!
    Sep 23, 2014
  • Radio
    / 5 Kirsty Stark for Job #105188 Voices - 5 x :15s Radio Branding Spots Thank you for your spectacular voice work!
    May 15, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Mavis Davis for Job #97209 ZeePort Animated Motion Graphics Video
    Feb 19, 2014
  • Television
    / 5 Jason Stoughton for Job #31914 Post 9/11 GI Bill Spot Campaign
    Sep 24, 2013
  • Television
    / 5 Andrew Spittle for Job #58602 Ski Rescue (TV reality pilot) Thanks Matt,
    a great job, my audio director, editor, and I all were impressed by your professionalism.
    Happy with the delivery style, exactly what we were after.
    Wish us luck getting commissioned!
    If everything goes to plan, there could be on going voice work on Ski Rescue.

    Thanks again,

    Cheers Andrew Spittle
    Jul 5, 2012
  • Internet
    / 5 Anne/ Eelco/ Frank . for Job #44533 Short voice over for a Museum in Amsterdam
    Nov 17, 2011
  • Business
    / 5 Alex Whittaker for Job #37637 CAA Manitoba English/French Open audition Matt stepped up last minute and did an awesome job!
    Jun 15, 2011
  • Television
    / 5 Matt Fredericks for Job #30607 WONK tv Spot Matt was great! Very Fast turnaround, and easy to work with!
    Jan 20, 2011
  • Television
    / 5 Jerred Ziegler for Job #29262 Dispatch VO Ins/Outs for TV
    Jan 3, 2011
  • Television
    / 5 Jerred Ziegler for Job #28893 :30 TV Ad VO
    Jan 3, 2011
  • Television
    / 5 KIRK ARNDT for Job #16072 New Wii Console MSRP Tag This guy is all pro! Perfect read, very versitile. Quick on the turnaround which is always critical for us.
    Oct 27, 2009