“Soundfirm did an outstanding job on 'Carlotta.' At every stage they lavished care and creativity on the sound post. The final mix was a rich, multi-layered and textured product that would have played perfectly in any cinema let alone work so superbly for television. Great facility, great personnel and a great result”Riccardo Pellizzeri, Producer, Storyworks/Carlotta.

Soundfirm are proud to have completed the full sound post production on the telemovie, ‘Carlotta’ for Storyworks and ABC1’s Drama Department, which airs on the 19th June 2014.

Directed by Samantha Lang, and Produced by Ric Pellizzeri and Lara Radulovich, ‘Carlotta’ stars Jessica Marais in the title role, recounting the true story of Australia’s most celebrated trans-gender show-girl at Sydney’s all-male revue, ‘ Les Girls,’ in the 1960’s and 70’s.

Soundfirm deployed their facilities in both Melbourne and Sydney to complete the feature-length track: Head Mixer Andy Wright over-saw proceedings, including a very intelligent, creative, and subtle pitch correct of Marais’s voice in post production, as the transformation from Balmain school-boy to Kings Cross show-girl was realised.

Soundfirm’s were able to deliver a very ‘theatrical’ track on a broadcast budget, and worked tirelessly to provide the scale of a cinema piece for the small screen; bringing ADR, foley, sound editorial, pre-and final mixing  all under the one roof.

General Manager, Paul Willey said “Andy and the team should be rightly proud.  This film was designed, mixed and finished with the ambition of a full-scale  theatrical project. The final 5.1 delivery is the result of a lot of hard work from the whole creative team at Soundfirm.  It re-affirms our passion for working on high quality TV drama and proves we have the skills and agility to deliver such projects on time, and within budget.”

Carlotta airs on ABC1 in Australia at 20.30, 19th June 2014.

Australia-China Film Industry Forum @ SIFF. Tuesday, June 17 2014

Soundfirm MD, Beijing, Geng Ling will today moderate the Annual Australia-China Film Industry Forum at The Shanghai International Film Festival. This panel will be discussing new opportunities for sino-foreign co-productions, with panelists Susan Xu, Vice General Manager, China Film Coproduction Corporation, Tony Zhang, Vice President, DMG Entertainment, and Director/Producer Pauline Chan.

Moderators of other panels and roundtables taking place at the Forum include Ellen Eliasoph, President and CEO of Village Roadshow Entertainment Group Asia, and Geng Ling, Managing Director, Soundfirm Beijing.

The Forum will include delegates from Fox Studios AustraliaAnimal LogicFilm Australia, and a wide range of other production, post-production and digital effects executives.

With China movie box office and movie attendance both growing at around 30 percent year-over-year, we are expecting both good attendance and much excitement at both this year’s SIFF and at the Australia-China Film Forum.

For more information about the Australia-China Film Forum contact the Australian Embassy Beijing

The Redfern Story

Soundfirm have completed the picture and sound post production on Darlene Johnson's 'The Redfern Story,' which this week enjoyed it's World Premiere at The Sydney Film Festival.

Cutting rooms (for Editor, Deb Prince) were provided at our Sydney Facility, leading into grading, online editing, sound post, voice-over and DI/broadcast deliverables - all managed under the one-roof.

Producer, Sue Milliken, said "thank you to everyone at Soundfirm for your care, commitment, and endless patience [with the film].  We really appreciate it."

The World Premiere will be on Sunday 8th June as part of the SIFF.  This special screening is presented in partnership with ABC TV and Screen Australia's Indigenous Department. It is followed by a talk, The Redfern Story: From the Streets to the Stage, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, hosted by Vivid Ideas.

Screenwriter: Darlene Johnson
Producer: Darlene Johnson, Sue Milliken
Cinematographer: Simon Smith
Editor: Deb Prince
Company Credits:Production Company: Samson Productions Pty Ltd