Soundfirm proudly supports the ASSG

Soundfirm are proud to announce their support and sponsorship of the Australian Screen Sound Guild (ASSG), and will be hosting the screening of 16 Australian films over the next three weeks at their studios on Fox Studios.

The screenings mark the ASSG’s ‘2nd Celebration of Sound for Australian Film’ ahead of the annual Awards, which will take place on Sunday 23rd November 2014.

General Manager, Paul Willey, said “we really delighted to be supporting the ASSG this year.  Since the late 80’s the Guild has played an important role in educating, advancing, and celebrating the craft of screen sound locally, and it’s more important than ever that these principles are promoted, both here in Australia and to overseas markets.”

Entries are now open for the following categories:

The categories for this year’s awards are:

Best Sound for a Television Commercial or Promo

Best Sound for an Animated Short Film

Best Sound for a Short Fiction Film

Best Sound for Lifestyle, Reality or Live Television

Best Sound for a Tele Feature

Best Sound for a Television Drama Series

Best Sound for a Documentary

Best Sound for Interactive Media

Best Sound for a Feature Film

Kill Me Three Times

Soundfirm have completed the full post production on Kriv Stenders’ ‘Kill Me Three Times,’ starring Simon Pegg, Sullivan Stapleton, Luke Hemsworth, Alice Braga, and Teresa Palmer.

Gruesome and hilarious, ‘Kill Me Three Times’ is a blackly comic neo-noir that unfolds in a small Australian surfing town under a blinding sun;  all the better to illuminate its cleverly designed network of malfeasance, as Charlie Wolfe (Pegg) quickly comes to learn that he isn’t the only one trying to kill the town’s siren, Alice Taylor (Braga).

Director Kriv Stenders and screenwriter James McFarland have crafted a suspenseful, knotted plot rigged with hairpin turns and bleak surprises, while cinematographer Geoffrey Simpson's sun-punched images keep us grounded in a world of sweaty tension, careering from one perspective to the next.

Editor Jill Billcock’s masterful edit was skilfully complemented by the Soundfirm team in post production: picture and sound post were centrally managed from their Melbourne Facility, with Dee McClelland grading on Resolve, Jonathan Burton managing picture delivery, and Chris Goodes acting as Sound Supervisor.

Soundfirm CEO Roger Savage said, “we are really proud to have been able to work with Kriv on ‘Kill Me Three Times,’ following successful collaborations with him in the past.  Being able to accommodate everything under one roof realised both time and cost savings during post, and allowed everyone to focus on crafting the best film possible.”

Kill Me Three Times’ will have it’s World Premier on the 6th September at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).


Please Like Me

Soundfirm have completed the full picture and sound post production on ABC2's award winning comedy drama, 'Please Like Me.'

Hot on the heels of the 'Best Television Comedy Series' Award at the AACTA's, Series 2 sees Josh return to our screens in a 10-part series - fun, frolics and a small amount of trouble can be expected!

Lisa Wang, Line Producer, said: "In this business it's a given that you need to be good at what you do. We know it can be tough and challenging, so three boxes that must be ticked are service, quality and technical excellence. Soundfirm does all of the above. That's why we chose them to handle the Post Production for "Please Like Me - Series 2." We knew in Australia and internationally they have created a distinctive and enviable track record. Now we know why. And I've noticed that they don't stand still. They continue to develop, evolve and innovate. We've already scheduled all our Post requirements for series 3 in 2015 with Soundfirm. Because they are very, very good at what they do."

Please Like Me airs on ABC2 through August and September and will be distributed through the US by Pivot.

Sound Post Production - Soundfirm Melbourne (Foley at Soundfirm Sydney) - Chris Goodes, Simon Rosenberg)

Picture Post Production - Soundfirm Melbourne - Jonathan Burton, Dee McClelland