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)


Aim High in Creation

Soundfirm was delighted to be involved with the making of ‘Aim High in Creation’, an enthralling revolutionary comedy about the cinematic genius of North Korea's late Leader, Kim Jong-il. Soundfirm’s Melbourne facility completed the final cinematic mix before the film made its world premier at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) earlier this year.

Determined to stop a gas mine being built near her inner-city Sydney home, Anna Broinowski (Forbidden Lie$), in a world first, goes to North Korea to meet the masters of propaganda filmmaking, who teach her how to make a revolutionary drama in which "heroic workers" overthrow the "evil gas miners" - all executed in the Dear Leader's proudly melodramatic style. Back in Sydney, Anna's brave western cast follow the North Koreans' instructions, culminating in an uplifting, anti-capitalist drama. The film forges an astonishingly human bond between North Korea's filmmakers and their western counterparts. An unexpected connection is found with the most isolated nation on Earth: Filmmakers, no matter where they work, are family.


For Soundfirm:

Andrew Neil - Mixer

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Fantastic client feedback! Thank you, 'Love of my Life.'

"Can I say what a pleasure it was to spend time in a facility that has the relaxed, efficient, professional and progressive culture in place, that I experienced at Soundfirm! Everyone I had dealings with went out of their way to facilitate completion of our project in a timely fashion." John Salter, Sound Supervisor, 'Love of my Life.'

Soundfirm have just completed the final mix on 'Love of my Life.'  Directed by Michael Budd and mixed in Sydney's Theatre 1 by John Salter, 'Love of my Life' will be the 'must watch' genre film of the year when it is released to excited horror fans at the end of 2013!  We are pleased to have been able to accommodate John and Michael.


Miss Nikki and The Tiger Girls

Soundfirm have completed the full post production on the award winning documentary, “Miss Nikki and The Tiger Girls” for Iris Pictures.

Our Sydney facility provided a ‘full ‘package’ of creative and delivery services, from a dry-hire cutting room for the offline Editor, Rochelle Oshlack, right through to the final picture grade (Trish Cahill on DaVinci Resolve), online edit, sound edit, ADR/Voice-over, and full sound Mix for theatrical and Broadcast release.

Director, Juliet Lamont said,  “It was a gift to have our sound and picture done at Soundfirm. It left space for all of our creative energy to go where it was needed most - transforming our small quiet film into a big loud sexy one!”


Developed by Iris Pictures and award-winning Writer/Director Juliet Lamont, Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls follows the fortunes of the six young women who are giving their all to gain success on the international music scene, as members of Myanmar’s first all-girl band.  The documentary was funded under Screen Australia’s Special Documentary program. It was one of a handful of projects selected in the 2011 ITVS funding round, out of 500 applications from 109 countries. It also won a spot at the prestigious Hot Docs pitching forum in Canada in May 2011.

At the heart of the film is dynamic Australian singer and dancer Nicole May who has ambitions to empower the girls in the band – giving them freedom of expression, self-belief and encouraging them to write original material. A big undertaking in a music industry dominated by Western ‘copy tracks.’  Juliet Lamont’s feature documentary The Snowman (2010) won the Australian Documentary Prize at the 57th Sydney Film Festival and has recently been nominated for an AFI Award for Best Feature Documentary.

"Mental" to close MIFF 2012!

Soundfirm is thrilled that "Mental" will close the Melbourne International Film Festival this year! "Mental" pairs up director PJ Hogan and Toni Collette for the first time since "Muriel's Wedding" alongside a great line up of Australian actors including Anthony LaPaglia, Rebecca Gibney, Caroline Goodall, Kerri Fox and Deborah Mailman. Nervous breakdowns, bipolar, personality disorders and schizophrenia are all part of the daily discussions at the Moochmore house. Mix that with a philandering father and a hot-headed hitchhiker it makes for one extremely entertaining and hilarious film! "Mental" is superbly edited by Jill Bilcock and it features an excellent sound track thanks to Roger Savage, Chris Goodes, Glenn Newnham, Steve Burgess, James Harvey, Adam Connelly, Mario Vaccaro, Sandy Milne and Simon Rosenberg. Coming to cinemas later this year.

The Flowers of War

Soundfirm is thrilled to be involved in China and Australia's first 7.1 sound mix! All three of our world class facilities in Australia and Beijing worked on the latest Zhang Yimou feature set in 1937 China at the battle of Nanking. "The Flowers of War" starring Christian Bale tells a tale of sacrifice and honor in one of histories most notorious battles.


Please read more about the film and the 7.1 mix that took place at Soundfirm Sydney on our new world renowned Harrison MPC4-D console. The article can be found in our latest news section.



Killer Elite

Starring Jason Statham, Robert De Niro and Clive Owen and based on a true story, "Killer Elite" is a high action film that takes us around the world on a dangerous cat and mouse chase. May the best man live.

The Eye of the Storm wins at MIFF '11

Congratulations to Fred Schepisi on his feature "The Eye of the Storm" for picking up The Age Critics Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival this year. The film is an adaptation of Patrick White's Nobel Prize winning 1973 novel and is the first successful film of a White novel. Schepisi's film featuring an extremely sought after cast including Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davies is a visual gem and Schepisi's first Australian feature since 1988. "The Eye of the Storm" opens nationally on the 15th September 2011.