Soundfirm at the Oscar's 2017!

HUGE congratulations to all the nominees for the 2017 Oscars. Soundfirm are so proud to have been involved in 3 films up for awards this year. Hacksaw Ridge, Lion and Tanna! Hacksaw Ridge is up for Best Sound Mixing AND Best Sound Editing. Rob Mackenzie and Andy Wright we couldn't be prouder of you guys! A stellar sound team supported by Jed M Dodge, Justine Angus, Liam Price, Tara Webb, Steve Burgess, Diego Ruiz, Mario Vaccaro and Alex Francis. Go team!

6th AACTA awards off to a flying start!

Soundfirm would like to congratulate all the winners and nominees at the 6th AACTA Awards Industry luncheon held in Sydney yesterday. It was an absolute pleasure being involved in many of the projects that were nominated.

A special shout out goes to the brilliant sound team on HACKSAW RIDGE, winner of the AACTA Award for Best Sound. The sound team consisting of Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie, Kevin O'Connell, Mario Vaccaro, Tara Webb, Peter Grace ASSG. HACKSAW RIDGE also picked up the award for best film, best cinematography and best production design!

A special shout out also goes to Dan Jackson for his captivating film IN THE SHADOW OF THE HILL for winner the AACTA award for best cinematography and best editing in a documentary.

MONSIEUR MAYONNAISE also picked up an award for best composition, congrats to Cezary!

For the full list of winners and nominees see

Dolby Sound Challenge - ATMOS @ Soundfirm

Soundfirm were very happy to be a part of the Dolby Sound Challenge. Soundfirm provided Dolby ATMOS mixes at our Melbourne facility for the top 3 finalists. The winner will be annouced soon!
Check out the link below for a behind the scenes look at the mixing sessions.

Good luck to the finalists! It was a pleasure working with all of you.


Looking for Grace Opening – AUSTRALIA DAY

Its very exciting to see that Looking for Grace will be opening on AUSTRALIA DAY .

Advanced screenings from Friday 22nd January, season commences Thursday 28th January. There will also be a Q&A with Terry and Julia at the NOVA this SUNDAY the 17th at 3pm.

Please go and show your support a great film!



Soundfirm at the ASSG Awards

On Sunday 22nd November, Soundfirm was proud to be awarded Best Film Sound Mixing for Chris Goodes on “The Dressmaker”, Best Sound for a Documentary to Steve Burgess, Leah Katz, Andy Wright, Chris Goodes & Diego Ruiz on “Only The Dead” and to Liesl Pieterse for voice recording on “Shane Delia’s Spice Journey” in the Best Sound for Lifestyle, Reality or Live Television category.  Well done everyone!

New & Exclusive Music Library Launched!

We’re are excited to announce and launch our new music library and original music composition service in partnership with Cinephonix.

Source thousands of music tracks for your next film or TV project from - and if you’re a Soundfirm client, you’ll qualify for our special discount rates.

The Music Library offers really cost effective access to world-class, curated tracks which can be used across film, TV, or multi-platform projects, at all stages in the production or post production process.

The licensing options are simple too - choose, select, download, use.  One transparent cost, cleared worldwide, forever.  No worries.

Click on the 'Music Library' tab on our home page.

Who are Cinephonix?

Cinephonix are a premium quality production music library providing fresh, original music for professionals working in the creative industries.  Whether it's music for commercials, TV, video or online, their extensive music library has the tracks to make your production shine.










Soundfirm are delighted to announce the appointment of Ross Mitchell to the role of Technical Operations Manager.  Ross will be based at Soundfirm’s Port Melbourne facility, but will have  operational responsibilities across Soundfirm’s facilities in New South Wales and Victoria.

Ross joins from Deluxe Australia, where is spent the last 9 years supervising the image acquisition/rushes-to-mastering pipeline within the Deluxe Group, on shows such as ‘Killing Time,’ ‘The Slap’, 'Cut Snake’, ‘Partisan’, ‘The Moon and the Sun’ and ‘Holding The Man’.

Ross entered the industry in 1996, at Alpha Cine in Vancouver, before returning to his native Australia at Cinevex’s Optical Effects Department in 1998.  He moved into digital intermediate workflows in 2006, when Cinevex opened their digital department, and remained with the company throughout the Deluxe Group acquisition in 2009; latterly taking up the role of ‘Head of Central Operations’ at Deluxe Australia.

Soundfirm CEO, Roger Savage, said “Ross brings 19 years of industry experience to the table and I am really delighted to welcome him to the team.  We are looking forward to him playing a central role in the picture post production side of our business; working closely with the existing team to ensure accurate and reliable delivery of film and television projects.”

Ross said “I am really excited by the prospect of this new opportunity and to be working with the Soundfirm team. They are known as a passionate and talented bunch, with tonnes of experience in collaborating with film-makers.  I’m looking forward to offering their clients end-to-end technical guidance, from pre-production, through to the final delivery of media to broadcasters and distributors.”   




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



Soundfirm @ The Sydney Film Festival

Soundfirm proudly supported The Sydney Film Festival this year, with no less than 6 films post produced by us making the selection list, including the SFF Award winner, ‘Only The Dead’ by Michael Ware.

The 2015 Festival ran from the 3rd-14th June 2015, and will now head out ‘on tour,’ bringing the best of the festival to various parts of regional Australia.

As post producers, our unbridled passion for narratives that excite, educate and entertain is one we share with our clients.  More than ever, film-making is a collaborate process.  It is our passion as well as our business.

Soundfirm at the Sydney Film Festival:

  • ‘Gaybe Baby’ (Picture and Sound Post)
  • ‘Strangerland’ (Picture and Sound Post and Production Funding)
  • ‘Women He’s Undressed’ (Picture and Sound Post and Production Funding)
  • ‘Only The Dead’ – (Full Sound Post) – WINNER - Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary
  • ‘The Daughter’ (Final Mix Stage only)
  • ‘The Last Cab to Darwin’ (Final Mix only)

We look forward to seeing if Melbourne can put on an even better show in the at the end of the month! (MIFF runs from the 13th July-16th August, and Soundfirm have multiple films represented there too!)

Women He's Undressed

“Soundfirm were both investors and the post production house for ‘Women He’s Undressed.’  The crew at Soundfirm were dedicated to the task of completing the film on time and the result is excellent.  I am grateful to the excellent staff at Soundfirm Sydney for their professionalism and dedication...”

Damien Parer- Producer

Soundfirm have completed the full picture and sound post production on Gillian Armstrong’s ‘Women He’s Undressed,’ a feature-length documentary that chronicles the life of Academy Award winning Australian designer Orry-Kelly.  Unfamiliar at home, the Kiama born designer created wardrobes for the silver screen from the 1930s to 1960s.  Kelly’s design credits include; Hollywood’s biggest studios, most memorable stars, and films hits such as ‘Some Like it Hot’ and ‘An American in Paris.’

Soundfirm CEO, Roger Savage, said “we were involved in this film from a very early stage, both as investors in it, and as the picture and sound post production facility. Our team in Sydney have done a fantastic job, especially with their treatment and management of the archive content.  We’re confident that the story of Kelly’s life will have tremendous appeal, and do very well.”

Paul Willey, General Manager, added: “this film is a great example of the holistic approach we are now taking when working with Producers and Directors: from the closing of production finance, to the management of specialist in-house and local freelance talent, we’re genuinely coming on board as an integral part of the team, from development to delivery.”


Conform and Online Editor, Shane Goddard

FX Artist, Nils Crompton

Graphic Designers, Betsy Baker

Graphic Designer, Michelle French

Colourist, Billy Wychgel


Sound Supervisor and Editor, Rob MacKenzie

Re-recording Mixer and Editor, Andy Wright

Voice Over and ADR recording, Diego Ruiz

Foley Artist, Alex Francis

Foley Walker, Mario Vaccaro


CEO, Soundfirm, Roger Savage

General Manager, Paul Willey

Post Producer, Jasmin Turnbull


Post Production Supervisor, Colleen ClarkeKelly_Orry