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

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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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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Soundfirm’s new purpose-built facility on Fennell Street, Port Melbourne, is now open for business!

After nearly two decades at our Crockford Street facility, our wonderful new building on Fennell Street marks the next step in our long history – offering film-makers access to the best technology and creativity in Australia, and beyond!

Proudly independent, and Australian owned, Soundfirm’s new facility on Fennell Street allows us to offer clients the ‘full-package of post services’, with picture and sound post production resources all under the one roof.

Our new building has been set up with one aim in mind: to increase work-flow efficiencies in post, and to provide clients with genuine flexibility when it comes to both tech and talent!

Soundfirm’s flag-ship ‘Theatre 1’ on Fennell Street sees Dolby® Atmos™ arrive in Australia for the first time: the revolutionary sound delivery technology from Dolby Technologies, which allows film-makers and distributors access to the some of the very latest advances in sound-track production and delivery.

Keep an eye on our website  for a ‘virtual tour’ of the new building, in the meantime, please feel free to contact Helen or Mel, who would be more than happy to put the kettle on and show you ‘round!

If something a little stronger is required, our new next door neighbour is none other than the wonderful 'Matilda Bay Brewery' (which had nothing to do with the re-location - we promise)!

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.

Bait 3D highest grossing Australian film to date in China!

Bait has become the most successful Australian film in China of all time. Taking 20 million at the box office in just 2 weeks! sinking-our-teeth-into-china-20121024-285n9.html

"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.




In line with its long-term philosophy of remaining at the forefront of sound design technology, Australia's premiere mixing facility, Soundfirm Australia, has installed a Harrison MPC4-D console in its renowned Sydney mixing theatre. Read more about it in this press release