We'd like to wish all our colleagues (old and new),  friends and clients, all the very best for the festive Season!

What a year it's been: some fantastic creative work and collaborations; a new building/home (in Melbourne), and some exciting developments in both our Sydney and Melbourne offices/facilities!

While the creative industries continue to face many challenges, both here in Australia and overseas, we remain committed to bringing film-makers the best talent and technology to help bring their creative visions to life! 2014 will be no different, so we look forward to seeing you all in January.



Stew - Tropfest Finalist 2013

Soundfirm have completed the sound post production on the Tropfest finalist, “Stew” which made the top 16 short screening at this years event in Sydney’s Centennial Parklands.

Alex Francis and Diego Ruiz at Soundfirm Sydney where instrumental in the design, mix, foley and edit of the soundtrack  They worked closely alongside Director, Steven Woodburn & Producer, Sam Smith to create a beautifully imagined short about repressed childhood memories.

Soundfirm have a long and rich pedigree in supporting emerging film-makers and shorts: often providing resources and in-house creative talent to get ideas from script to screen.

Sound Design & Foley – Alex Francis, Soundfirm Sydney
Dialogue & Mix – Diego Ruiz, Soundfirm Sydney

Around the Block

Soundfirm were extensively involved with the post-production of Sarah Spillane's AROUND THE BLOCK, one of  six Australian films that were selected for the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival line up.

Set around the riots in Redfern during 2004 AROUND THE BLOCK is about breaking family and cultural cycles for a hopeful future. Up-and-comer Hunter Page-Lochard and Christina Ricci star in this contemporary story of love, revenge and triumph, as a young Aboriginal boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family.

The film is set for wide-spread Australian release in early 2014.



3rd AACTA Awards - Nominees Announced

Congratulations to all of the 2014 AACTA Awards nominees!

Particular shout out to Warwick Ross' "Red Obsession", Anna Broinowski's "Aim High in Creation", Ben Nott & Morgan O'Neill's "Drift", Ivan Sen's "Mystery Road" and Joanna Werner's "Dance Academy - Series 3", all of which Soundfirm have been involved in.

We look forward to celebrating the Australian film & television industry in January 2014.

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Hidden Universe 3D

Soundfirm have completed the full sound post production track on  Russell Scott’s landmark IMAX release, "Hidden Universe 3D".

Mixed in our Melbourne facility, Head Mixer and Sound Editor, Chris Goodes was charged with creating an immersive and compelling sound track, often to mute CG images.

Soundfirm also led voice over records, foley production and editing; seamlessly  deploying our facility in Sydney, alongside Melbourne resources.

The giant-screen documentary adventure “Hidden Universe 3D” takes audiences on an extraordinary journey deep into space in the cinematic medium that transports audiences like no other.  With the full power of IMAX 3D cinematography, the deepest reaches of our universe are brought to life with unprecedented clarity through real images captured by the world’s most powerful telescopes—seen on-screen and in 3D for the first time.

Stunning, high-resolution 3D images of space allow moviegoers to explore the earliest galaxies, watch stars being born in vivid clouds of gas and dust, tour the surface of Mars, and witness images of distant celestial structures including stunning views of the Sun.   Seen for the first time in IMAX 3D, these dramatic new images offer fresh insight into the origins and evolution of the universe.

Narrated by Golden Globe winner Miranda Richardson, “Hidden Universe 3D” is a December Cinema Productions film produced in association with Film Victoria, Swinburne University of Technology, and the European Southern Observatory (ESO).  Executive produced by Emmy®-award-winning producer Tony Wright.  Produced in association with MacGillivray Freeman Films. Produced by Stephen Amezdroz and written and directed by Russell Scott.  The musical score is by Dale Cornelius.

“History has taught us that no matter how well we understand a system – whether it is a biological system like a human being, or a physical system like a galaxy – when we look at it in a new or more in-depth way, we see and learn new things,” said Greg Poole, one of the two astronomers featured in the film. “It’s hard to say exactly what form these new insights will take, for that is the nature of scientific discovery.  It’s impossible to predict.”

What is possible to predict is that starting in September, Hidden Universe 3D will take us all deeper into space than ever before.

For Soundfirm:

Chris Goodes – Mixer & Sound Editor (Melbourne)

James Ashton – Voice Over Recordist (Melbourne)

Adam Connelly & Mario Vaccaro – Foley (Sydney)