4 out of 5 AACTA Nominations!

As Meatloaf didn’t say, “Four out of Five Ain’t bad...”

Soundfirm proudly post produced four out of the five films nominated for ‘Best Feature Length Documentary’ at the 5th AACTA Awards, due to be presented in Sydney at the end of the year.

We’re thrilled to extend our hearty congratulations to the connections of all these fantastic films, and are proud to have lent our creativity to help make them what they are.....

“‘Gaybe Baby,’ ‘Only the Dead,’ ‘That Sugar Film,’ and Women He’s Undressed’ represent really diverse stories, and truly show-off the talent that we have in Australia for crafting brilliant factual narratives,” said Soundfirm’s General Manager, Paul Willey.

All four films posted with Soundfirm in Melbourne and/or Sydney.

Soundfirm also posted ‘Reg Makes Contact’ (Corrie Chen, Jiao Chen, Raquelle David), nominated in the Best Short Fiction Film category.

Our final congratulations also to ‘Sherpa’ (Bridget Ikin, John Smithson) also. Although not one of ours, it’s a great film, made with real intelligence and sensitivity.

We look forward to the Awards night in November.


  • Gayby Baby. Charlotte Mars
  • Only the Dead. Patrick McDonald, Michael Ware
  • Sherpa. Bridget Ikin, John Smithson
  • That Sugar Film. Nick Batzias, Damon Gameau
  • Women He's Undressed. Damien Parer, Gillian Armstrong



  • Flat Daddy. Annie Kinnane, Matt Holcomb
  • Karroyul. Kelrick Martin, Jaclyn Hewer, Melissa Kelly
  • Nulla Nulla. Dylan River, Tanith Glynn-Maloney
  • Reg Makes Contact. Corrie Chen, Jiao Chen, Raquelle David


Soundfirm invests in Colorfront for DolbyAtmos DCP Mastering

Soundfirm have invested in Colorfront's Transkoder for the creation of DCPs in both Sydney and Melbourne, in a move that centralises deliverables on all feature film projects undertaken by the facility.

Colorfront recent announced that it's Transkoder platform has been certified by Dolby Laboratories for the creation of DolbyAtmos Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs).  Soundfirm run Australia's first and only DolbyAtmos mix stage at their Melbourne Facility.

With the expansion of the Transkoder’s toolset to include support for Dolby’s object-based audio format, post production studios can now leverage Transkoder’s extreme performance to create DolbyAtmos DCPs at up to ten-times faster-than-realtime, making Transkoder a reliable, cost-effective and feature-rich alternative to other systems.

Soundfirm CEO Roger Savage said, “In Melbourne we offer Australia’s only Dolby Atmos Mixing and Mastering stage. Now with Colorfront’s Dolby-certified Transkoder in the workflow, we can power our way to final 2K and 4K DCPs, including a full Dolby Atmos sound mix and subtitles. This continues our tradition of working at the vanguard of cinema innovation.”






I’ve been working with Soundfirm for over thirty years and it’s always a pleasure.  The facility complies with the most rigorous international standards, the working environment is very comfortable and the team are friendly, diligent, patient with Producers and attuned to the creative as well as the financial needs of your show.  And the management team always communicate clearly so there are no surprises.  I look forward to returning soon”.  Ewan Burnett – Producer - 'Glitch.' 

Soundfirm has completed the sound post production for the ABC’s 6-part drama series, ‘Glitch,’ due to air on the 9th July 2015 in Australia.

‘Glitch’ follows Sergeant Hayes (Patrick Brammall), whose world is turned upside down by a discovery that he makes on a call-out to the Yoorana cemetery: - six people with no memory of their identities.  Who are they and what has happened to them?

Soundfirm’s team crafted a sound track that really adds to the narrative, providing additional drama with the clever use and mix of dialogues, music, FX and atmospheres.

Helen Field, Soundfirm’s Senior Producer, said “it has been fantastic to work with Ewan, Louise and the Matchbox Pictures team on ‘Glitch.” “The sound crew here been an integral part of the creative team to help bring this series to life and we are excited to see how it  captures the public’s imagination.”

Glitch starts Thursday July 9 on ABC. #GlitchTV

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Sound Post-Production - Soundfirm Melbourne
Sound Post Producer - Helen Field
Sound Mixer - Ralph Ortner
Dialogue/ADR Editors - Ralph Ortner, Liesl Pieterse
Foley - Mario Vaccaro, Alex Francis