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.”



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

Standing ovation for 'These Final Hours' @ Cannes Film Festival.

Western Australia Feature, 'These Final Hours' received a standing ovation at its International Premiere on Monday night, according to Screen Australia's social media feeds.

USA Entertainment has also brought the US rights to the the film.

Soundfirm completed the full sound-track between their Sydney and Melbourne facilities - including foley, ADR, pre-and-final mixes.

Congratulations to all involved.  We can't wait to see it hit the box office.


Dolby Atmos now at Village Crown Melbourne

Village Cinemas at Crown Melbourne has now installed Dolby Atmos in cinema 5 & 6.


These Final Hours selected for Cannes Film Festival!

A huge congratulations to Zac Hilditch and Liz Kearney! "These Final Hours" has been selected for the directors' fortnight section at Cannes Film Festival this year. We are so proud to have worked on this incredible Australian feature backed by a fantastic team!

The Final Hours opens nationally on 24th July.

Soundfirm invited to DocWeek, AIDC

Soundfirm General Manager, Paul Willey, will be presenting ‘Fast Forward Predictions’ at The Adelaide International Documentary Conference (AIDC), which starts this week.

Moderated by SBS’s Sandy George, these 30-minute sessions will see specialists give short-term predictions on the challenges and opportunities that will rise within their field of expertise over the next 5 years.

Willey will attempt to predict technical, commercial and creative innovations in the industry, and how these will affect budgets and workflows in the years to come.

DocWeek tickets are still available for sessions and screenings.



Sandy George, Film Presenter, SBS, Australian Correspondent, Screen International &







Paul Willey, General Manager, Soundfirm

Soundfirm joins the Australia-China Film Industry Forum (ACFIF) in Shanghai.

Soundfirm have been asked to be involved in the ACFIF in Shanghai, organised by The Australian Embassy in Beijing, and AusFilm.

As well as maintaining a focus on the development and expansion of Producer relationships with China co-production partners, the ACFIF additionally focused on 3D, post, digital and visual production.  The mission further highlights the strengths of the Australian post-production and visual effects industries.

The following Australian producers were selected to attend ACFIF to meet with leading Chinese production partners for the development of specific co-production projects that hold international appeal

Australian Producer & Post Production Delegation – ACFIF 2013:

Alan Erson Essential Media and Entertainment, NSW
Alan Lindsay VUE Group, WA

Carmelo Musca CM Films, WA
Chris Brown Pictures In Paradise, QLD
David Parker Cascade Films, VIC

Ivan Sen BUNYA Productions, NSW
Janelle Landers WBMC, WA
Kerri Schwarze Complete Post, VIC
Marcus Gillezeau Firelight Productions, NSW
Mario Andreacchio AMPCO Films, SA
Michael Tear Bearcage Films, ACT
Paul He Mayblossum Productions, NSW
Paul Sullivan Benchmark Films, NSW
Paul Willey Soundfirm, NSW
Ross Hutchens Media World Pictures, WA

Tim White Southern Light Films, NSW
Todd Fellman Story Bridge Films, QLD
Troy Zafer ZAC Toons, WA
Yan Zhao SeaLight Pictures, NSW

Geng Ling, Soundfirm, Beijing.
Joining a panel of Post production experts, Soundfirm’s General Manager (Sydney), Paul Willey and Soundfirm’s Managing Director (Beijing) Geng Ling, were both questioned by AusFilm’s CEO Debra Richards about the future of the industry and the viability of China/Australia co-productions in the current market.

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

August update

Approaching the end of August already! The team at Soundfirm have been busy on many features and series over the past few months and are looking forward to starting on some exciting upcoming projects.

"Killer Elite"

We have recently finished sound mixing on the much anticipated "Killer Elite" starring Robert De Niro, Jason Statham, Clive Owen and directed by Gary McKendry. "Killer Elite" will be in cinemas later this year.

"Burning Man"

Jonathan Teplitzky's "Burning Man" has recently finished sound mixing at our Fox Studios Facility. The romantic comedy starring Matthew Goode, Bojana Novakovic and Rachel Griffiths and filmed at Sydney's iconic Bondi beach is set for release later this year.

"The Flowers of War"

All of Soundfirm's facilities both in Australia and in Beijing are currently working on the sound post production for Zhang Yimou's new feature "The Flowers of War." The film stars Christian Bale and is set in 1937 at the battle of Nanjing, China.

"The 25th Reich"

Soundfirm has recently begun sound post on Stephen Amis' "The 25th Reich." The sci-fi adventure features alien space ships,  time machines, and giant blood thirsty animals  and follows 5 American GI's that find themselves traveling back in time to try win the fight against Hitler.

"Conspiracy 365"

Soundfirm is about to commence sound post on the new 12 part TV series "Conspiracy 365." Based on the best selling novels by Gabrielle Lord and produced by Circa Entertainment for the Movie Networks Family Channel. We are excited to be involved with this high energy series.

"Dance Academy series 2"

Sound post continues on series 2 of the highly acclaimed "Dance Academy". After the success of series 1 we are looking forward to the release of this new series.

"Lighting Point"

Sound post continues on the new and upcoming children's series from Jonathan M. Shiff .

Small Time Gangster

Currently receiving rave reviews and sreening on Foxtel's Movie Network is the captivating new Australian series "Small Time Gangster." We are proud to be a part of the team on this fresh new series. Read more about the success of the series here