Fern Short Film Release
We are pleased to announce the release of our recent work on short film ‘Fern’ by Johnny Kelly and Nexus Studios.
The short film has been featured in several film festivals and recently won ‘Best Comedy Short’ at Rhode Island Film Festival!
Fern stars Monica Dolan as a woman grieving the recent loss of her husband when she forms an unlikely relationship with a houseplant. The sound design was an important part of the story telling, particularly when bringing the character of the fern to life in this dark comedy.
Sound designers Jon Clarke and James Utting, speaking about the creative process, said “after testing out creature voices and experimenting with pitching sounds of animals and people noises, we settled on stripping back the amount needed, to arrive at a point where there is intrigue and curiosity without over-selling the idea that the plant is alive.”
James added, “we spent time adding layers of foley to give the film depth” and to ensure that the sound was “very natural in order to direct the audience’s attention to the drama unfolding on screen”.
You can watch the entire film online here vimeo.com/johnnykelly/fern
Music + Sound Awards 2018
We are absolutely thrilled to have won two Music + Sound Awards for 2018!
Mark Hills received Best Sound Design for Radio Advertising with his work on BBC Winter Olympics, ‘Plummeting’.
This striking radio spot was a standout piece of work in the BBC's Winter Olympics campaign for 2018, have a listen for yourself here...
Our second MAS Award saw Mark collaborate with James Utting to win Best Sound Design for Short Film with their stunning work on Land of Steel, directed by Chris Thomas. Have a listen to this beautifully crafted film here...
Thanks to the MAS Awards for honouring our work and congratulations to all involved in these incredible projects.
Kissing Candice Release in Irish Cinemas, 22nd June 2018
‘Kissing Candice’, the debut feature film from Aoife McArdle is released in cinemas across Ireland today!
We were thrilled to add our creative expertise to this stunning feature film, with sound design from Anthony Moore and an original score from Jon Clarke that was produced by SIREN.
The film follows the story of 17 year old Candice and is a brooding coming of age story.
The rich symbolism and dream world segments of her journey meant that creative sound design and a dynamic musical score were key to helping bring her story to life.
There have been some great reviews of the film, with the sound design and music picking up many plaudits…
“great sound design, a nightmarish moodscape, and a propulsive musical score from Jon Clarke.”- The Guardian
“… individual shots stick firmly in the brain. Characters linger. The impressive sound design makes its own throbbing case...”- The Irish Times
Don't miss this fantastic film, in cinemas now.
You can stream or purchase Jon Clarke's stunning Original Score for Kissing Candice on Spotify and Apple Music or via the SIREN website.
Cannes Lions Film Craft Grand Prix 2018
We are so proud to have been a part of the team responsible for creating this year’s Cannes Lions Film Craft Grand Prix, ‘Hope’ made for the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The short film by Sra Rushmore and directed by James Rouse at Blur Productions, tells the heart breaking story of a father desperately seeking medical attention for his wounded daughter in a war-torn city.
The sound design and music were a crucial part in bringing this story to life. Anthony Moore, sound designer, speaking about the project, said "it was essential that above all we were authentic in helping tell this story."
This film saw us working closely with our sister company, Siren, to deliver an exceptional and immersive music score composed by Jon Clarke.
Film Jury President Diane McArter, founder and president of Furlined Productions, said, "We looked for deeper meaning, the ways in which craft truly engages us in an empathetic connection.” That's the pinnacle of great craftsmanship--"a piece of work that connect us to our humanity to our deeper truth." The Grand Prix film "plunged us into another world and put us into the shoes of others."
We offer our utmost congratulations to all involved in the making of this important and powerful film!
British Arrows 2018
What a night at this years British Arrows Awards!
We are absolutely honoured to have been awarded Gold and Silver Arrows for Best Sound Design!
Neil picked up Gold for his stunning work on Oxfam’s ‘The Heist No One Is Talking About’ which was directed by Tom Green at Stink.
Phil was awarded Silver for some sterling sound work on FIFA 18, ‘More Than A Game’ which was directed by Adam Berg at Smuggler.
To top off a wonderful night for the Factory Family, it was great to see SIREN pick up two Silver awards for their music on Waitrose 'Snowed In' and Oxfam's 'The Heist'.
Massive thanks and congratulations go out to all involved.
Creative Circle Awards 2018
We are absolutely delighted to have been presented with Gold and Bronze Awards for sound design at this years Creative Circle.
Neil received a Gold Award for Best Sound Design for his work on Oxfam’s powerful short film, ‘The Heist No One Is Talking About’ which was directed by Tom Green.
Anthony picked up a Bronze for his work with Smith & Foulkes on the BBC’s Winter Olympics TV campaign.
It was also a successful awards night for our sister company Siren who were presented with a Silver award for Best Music Composition on Oxfam, ‘The Heist…’
Congratulations to all involved!
Aerial awards february
We are very proud to have been chosen as February's Aerial Award winner for our work on McDonalds 'Beef Fairytales'.
The radio ad was crafted by our very own Dan Beckwith for Leo Burnett!
The Aerial Awards stand to celebrate the best in British radio advertising with each month's winner being chosen by an influential industry figure.
Have a listen to the spot here...
Factory Short Film Showcase 2018
Please join us for our annual Short Film Showcase to sample some of the brilliant short films we've been involved with over the past year.
The screening will take place from 7pm on Thursday 8th March at Dolby, Soho Square (4-6 Soho Square, W1D 3PZ)
Entry is on a first come first served basis, so please register your interest to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there!
HPA Awards 2017
We are delighted to have won the award for Outstanding Sound in a TV commercial at this year’s HPAs. Anthony’s work for Channel 4’s iconic, ‘We’re The Superhumans’ saw us pick up the accolade at the recent ceremony in Los Angeles. This award marks the fifth consecutive year that the Hollywood Professional Association have recognised our sound design work. The category also featured a nomination for Anthony’s work on Virgin Media ‘This is Fibre’, whilst Neil, Jack & Ant were also shortlisted for Honda 'Up'.
The HPA Awards recognises individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content. We are immensely proud to have been the recipients of the Outstanding Sound honour over the past five years.
Anthony, our Founding Partner & Creative Director says,
"Thank you to the HPA Awards for once again recognising our work. To be nominated is an honour, but to win a fifth consecutive award for Outstanding Sound is utterly amazing! It's great to see the impact that 'We're The Superhumans' has made on audiences around the globe. It's a special film and we are proud to have been a part of it."
Silver at the Shots Awards 2017!
We are delighted to have our work awarded at this years Shots Awards.
Anthony and Jon's work on Temptations 'Keep them Busy' picked a silver award for Best Use of Sound Design in a Commercial.
A massive congratulations to all our friends and clients involved in creating the evenings recognised work.
Craft Grand Prix & Gold at the Cresta Awards 2017!
We are thrilled to have been presented with a Craft Grand Prix and a Gold for sound design at this year’s Cresta Awards!
Anthony’s work on Dougal Wilson’s epic Channel 4 Paralympics ‘We’re the Superhumans’, received the highly revered Craft Grand Prix for outstanding sound design. Meanwhile Jon’s work on the powerful Save The Children ‘Still the Most Shocking Second a Day’ won a sound design Gold for Television Craft.
The Cresta International Advertising Awards recognises outstanding work from around the world and we are honoured to have received these incredible awards.
Factory named LIA Global Music & Sound Company of 2017!
We are extremely honoured to have been named the Global Music & Sound Company of the Year at The London International Awards 2017. It is the second consecutive year that we have been awarded this accolade which recognises the breadth of our sound design work for clients in the UK, the US and beyond. In conjunction with this, the LIA also named us as their inaugural European Music & Sound Company of 2017 whilst also recognising specific work for BWin, UEFA and Honda.
The 32nd annual London International Awards judging week was held in Las Vegas and saw renowned jurors from across the industry, including our very own Anthony Moore, judge outstanding work from around the globe.
In the Music & Sound category, Phil and Jon picked up Best Sound Editing Bronze awards for their work on BWin ‘The Race’ and UEFA ‘Come Play’ respectively. Anthony, Neil and Jack’s work for Honda ‘Up' also made the jury's final shortlist for outstanding Sound Design.
Coupled with these wins, our involvement in providing sound design across a host of other LIA award winning projects saw us awarded the honour of both Global and European Music &Sound Company of the Year.
Anthony Moore, Founding Partner & Creative Director at Factory said,
"We are unbelievably proud to be named LIA Global Music and Sound Company of the Year for the second year running. It's a massive honour to have been involved with so many high calibre creative projects over the past twelve months. A big thank you must go to all our friends and clients who allow us the opportunity to bring our skills to their amazing projects."
Kinsale Sharks Awards 2017!
We’re chuffed to have collected three awards at the Kinsale Sharks this year!
Anthony, Neil & Jack’s work on Honda ‘Up’ picked up Bronze for Best Sound Design in TV Advertising.
The Short Film category saw Jon pick up Gold for Best Sound for ‘Pink/Blue’, whilst Mike Hitches won Gold for Best Original Score with his SIREN produced composition for 'Breath'.
A huge thank you to all of our esteemed clients for working with us on these excellent projects. It's a huge honour to have our work recognised by The Kinsale Shark Awards.
Kissing Candice World Premiere At Toronto Film Fest
Our latest feature project ‘Kissing Candice’ premieres on Friday September 8th at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Written and directed by the super talented Aoife McArdle, the film features sound design by Anthony Moore and Jon Clarke. To complete the soundscape of the film, a stunning original score was composed by Jon and produced by SIREN.
If you’re going to be in Toronto for the festival, tickets are available to purchase here!
Here's what TIFF say about this stunning feature...
“This searing drama about youth at risk in smalltown Ireland marks the auspicious feature debut of director Aoife McArdle, a rising star who brings a lush, sensuous eye to even the darkest scenarios. Featuring an arresting performance from Ann Skelly, Kissing Candice is about a girl growing up in a very scary place — and the imaginings that might literally represent her only way out.”
Don't miss Kissing Candice.
Coming soon to a cinema near you!
Music+Sound Awards 2017
We are absolutely delighted to have won four awards at this years Music+Sound Awards!
Phil’s work on Save The Children’s ‘#EveryLastChild’ picked up the prize for Best Sound Design in TV Advertising. Meanwhile, Jon managed to pick up an incredible hat trick of MAS Awards with ‘HOME’ being awarded Best Sound Design in a Short Film, and his work on Save The Children’s ‘Still The Most Shocking Second A Day’ scooping Best Sound Design in Online Advertising, as well as Best Audio Mix in a Commercial.
Massive thanks to all our friends and clients involved in these fantastic projects. To say we're over the moon would be an understatement! Big thanks to the Music+Sound Awards for recognising our work.
We're very honoured and immensely proud.
Music+Sound Awards 2017 Nominations
We are thrilled to have a total of TEN nominations at this years Music+Sound Awards.
In the Best Sound Design category, Save The Children’s ‘Still The Most Shocking Second A Day’ and Temptations ‘Keep Them Busy’ are up for Online, Viral & Ambient Advertising, whilst ‘HOME’ and ‘Julius Caesar’ are up for Short Film. Channel 4’s ‘We’re The Superhumans’ and Save The Children’s ‘#EveryLastChild’ represent in the Broadcast Advertising category.
We also have four nominations up for Best Audio Mix in a Commercial with Save The Children’s ‘Still The Most Shocking Second A Day’, Channel 4’s ‘We’re The Superhumans’, as well as Under Armour ‘Numbers’ and Virgin Media ‘9.58’.
What an honour!
Yes We Cannes!
This year's Cannes Lions Festival saw success for three amazing projects of ours.
Jon’s outstanding work on Save The Children’s ‘Still The Most Shocking Second A Day’ resulted in a Silver Lion for Sound Design in the Film Craft category.
Another project of Jon's, the powerful short film ‘HOME’, followed on from its recent win at the BAFTA's to pick up a Gold Entertainment Lion for Cinema & Theatrical.
And to top it all off, Channel 4’s stunning, ‘We’re The Superhumans’, was awarded the the highly coveted Grand Prix for Film! 'Superhumans' saw great success at this year's event, winning an incredible four Golds and six Silvers to add to it's well deserved Grand Prix.
We are extremely honoured to have been part of these fantastic Lions winning projects.
Congratulations and thanks to all involved!
Mark Hills joins Factory
We are very pleased to announce that Mark Hills has joined our award-winning team of sound designers here at Factory.
Mark started his career in sound design in 2012, very quickly moving his way up the Soho engineering ranks. Working across a wide range of projects from advertising to broadcast, feature films to games; Mark's experience, enthusiasm and sublime sound design skills, are a perfect fit for Factory.
Since his arrival, Mark has already created some great work for Lacoste, Jury's Inn, PayPal and the Cannes New Directors Showcase.
For more information, or to book Mark, please contact email@example.com
Dolby Atmos Mix for Vue's 'This Is Not A Cinema'
We recently created a stunning Dolby Atmos mix for Vue as part of the brand’s ‘This Is Not A Cinema’ campaign.
Working with advertising agency Joint and director Rama Allen at The Mill+, Anthony Moore and Phil Bolland were tasked with creating an immersive sound-scape utilising Dolby Atmos technology in our purpose built Dolby Atmos suite.
The aim of the film is to put the viewer at the heart of the Vue cinema experience. This idea was key to the initial sound design brief, as Founding Partner and Creative Director Anthony explains, “Every sequence of the film is designed to immerse you in what Vue has to offer as a cinema. From the outset of this project, we set about designing our sounds so that they would fully utilise the creative possibilities offered by mixing in Dolby Atmos. We wanted to make the cinema audience have a physical reaction to the sound. We wanted them not only to hear it, but to feel it.”
Working with the music track ‘The Rift’ by Solomon Grey, we were able to create a bespoke mix of the track in Dolby Atmos using the music stems. Being able to accurately place and move the music within the cinema created a spine tingling experience in the room.
“The Solomon Grey track was a perfect choice for this project. It’s a beautiful wash of warm pads that simply sounds wonderful when mixed in Dolby Atmos. We specifically started the music in the rear speakers and slowly brought the lush pads forward and over the heads of the audience as the track revealed itself to the room. It immediately got the ‘hairs on the back of the neck’ tingling and was a really fresh way to open the film," said Anthony.
Moore and Bolland then set about creating sound design elements to enhance the storytelling and cinematic experience of each sequence of the film. These sounds were then placed as objects within the Dolby Atmos environment to create a thoroughly compelling and immersive final mix. The film was delivered nationwide to Vue cinemas in Dolby Atmos, 7.1 and 5.1. with the 7.1 and 5.1 mixes accurately created using the Dolby Atmos re-render technology of the RMU. Ben Firth, Head of Technical oversaw the final delivery.
“It was imperative for this project that the audience experienced the full impact of our Atmos mix, regardless of the in-cinema surround sound setup. Being able to utilise the re-rendering tools available through the Dolby RMU allowed us to smoothly manage the delivery of the 7.1 and 5.1 mixes without compromising the integrity of our original Atmos mix.”
‘This Is Not A Cinema’ is designed to highlight Vue’s leadership in event cinema. The film forms part of Vue’s in-cinema experience and will be played before every film, in every screen, at every Vue location nationwide. It’s estimated the film will be viewed over 37 million times each year.
The film also shows our commitment to pushing the creative capabilities of Dolby Atmos since the installation of our Atmos suite in 2015. With a host of new Dolby Atmos projects lined up for the remainder of 2017, we are paving the way for our clients to experience and utilise truly immersive sound.
Vue ‘This Is Not A Cinema’ can be viewed here as a stereo mix, but is best enjoyed in one of Vue’s Dolby Atmos equipped cinemas.
For any Dolby Atmos mixing enquiries or demos, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Gold at British Arrows 2017
It was a fantastic night for us at this years British Arrows awards. Anthony and Jon’s work for Temptations 'Keep Them Busy’ took home the Gold for Best Sound Design!
This years win marked our third consecutive Gold Arrow for Best Sound Design; following on from Honda 'The Other Side’ in 2015 and Save The Children 'Still The Most Shocking Second A Day’ in 2016. An amazing achievement!
Thank you to the British Arrows and everyone involved in these projects, we are extremely proud.
First & Second Prize at New York Festival 2017
We are thrilled to have received two awards at this years New York Festival.
Held in Manhattan in New York City, Jon was in attendance to collect First Prize for his work on Save The Children’s ‘Still The Most Shocking Second A Day’, and also Second Prize for Anthony’s work on Channel 4’s ‘We're The Superhumans’.
We’re very proud!
Silver & Bronze at The A-List Awards 2017
We are extremely proud to have won a Silver and a Bronze at this year’s A-List Hollywood Awards!
Jon’s stunning work on Save The Children's ‘Still The Most Shocking Second A Day’ secured a Silver in Sound Design for Film Advertising Crafts.
Anthony also bagged a Bronze award for his sound design on Channel 4’s iconic ‘We’re The Superhumans’ campaign.
A huge thank you and congratulations to all of our friends and clients involved in these brilliant projects.
Gold at The One Show 2017
It was an incredible night for Channel 4’s ‘We're The Superhumans’ at this years The One Show.
This iconic film took home a Gold and the Best In Discipline Award for the Moving Image Craft category. Congrats once again to all involved!
D&AD Awards 2017
We are honoured to have been awarded four Best Sound Design Pencils at this years D&AD awards.
The night saw us take home Wood Pencils for Save The Children’s ‘Every Last Child’ as well as Under Armour’s ‘Prince With A 1000 Enemies’ and ‘Numbers', and a Graphite Pencil for Save The Children’s ‘Still The Most Shocking Second A Day’.
We are also delighted to have been a part of Channel 4's 'We're The Superhumans', which was awarded two highly regarded Black Pencils, for Film Advertising Direction, and TV Commercials.
What a fantastic achievement!
British Arrows 2017 Nominations
We are extremely proud to have three pieces of work shortlisted for Best Sound Design at this years British Arrows Awards!
Sonnet Insurance ‘Balloon', Temptations ‘Keep Them Busy’, and Honda ‘Up’ all feature in the Craft shortlist.
Looking forward to the big night!
Creative Circle 2017 Nominations
We are delighted to have four shortlisted pieces of work in the Film Craft Best Sound Design category at this years Creative Circle Awards.
The nominated work includes Virgin Media ‘9.58 Seconds’, Save The Children ’Still The Most Shocking Second A Day’, Glenfiddich ’The Experimental Series’, and Under Armour ’Numbers’.
Fingers crossed for the night!
Factory's Short Film Showcase - Home & Wonderkid
We we will be hosting a very special instalment of our Short Film Showcase next week as we feature two fantastic films... the inspirational WONDERKID and the BAFTA-winning HOME.
This exclusive screening is from 7pm on Friday 3rd March at Dolby Europe, Soho.
Entry is on a first come first served basis, so please register your interest to attend by emailing email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you there.
HOME wins British Short Film at BAFTA
We are extremely proud to announce that HOME was awarded Best British Short Film at this years BAFTA!
HOME, directed by Daniel Mulloy and starring Jack O’Connell and Holliday Grainger, follows a comfortable English family who experience a life-changing journey of their own. The film puts the spotlight on the current refugee crisis and is a project that endeavours to open up an important debate around a very serious issue of our time.
We are all thrilled and honoured to be a part of such a brave and vital film. You can watch the trailer here, and the moment it won here.
In honour of it's win at the BAFTA's, we will be showcasing HOME at our upcoming Short Film Showcase on Friday 3rd March. The showing will also include a one off Q&A with some of the team behind it, including our very own Jon Clarke.
More details to follow soon!
Battlefield 1 in Dolby Atmos
We were delighted to host the launch of the first ever Dolby Atmos mastered gaming experience for the video game Battlefield 1.
Working with Havas Sports & Entertainment Cake and EA, we welcomed fans and critics alike to showcase what it sounds like to play and hear the game in our Dolby Atmos suite.
You can read a review from Trusted Reviews here…
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Aerial Award - December
We're very proud to have won December's Aerial Award for our work on McDonalds 'Greg & Sean'.
The spot was put together by our very own Dan Beckwith for Leo Burnett and was featured in this week's edition of Campaign.
The Aerial Awards celebrate the best of British radio advertising with each month's winner chosen by an influential figure within the advertising industry.
Have a listen to the ad here...
HOME nominated for BAFTA!
We are absolutely thrilled to see that HOME has been nominated for Best British Short Film at this years BAFTA Awards. With beautifully crafted sound design and a stunning theatrical mix from our very own Jon Clarke, the film is a compelling take on the current refugee crisis.
HOME was written and directed by BAFTA-winning director Daniel Mulloy and produced by Black Sheep Studios, SomeSuch and Dokufest. The film had its world premiere at last years SXSW Festival and has continued to receive critical acclaim from audiences around the world.
It's an amazing achievement for HOME to be recognised by BAFTA and we are honoured to be a part of such a fantastic project and all that it stands for. Congratulations to all involved!
Grand Prix & Silver at Eurobest 2016
We are thrilled to see our work featured at this years Eurobest Awards.
Jon’s impeccable work for Save The Children’s ‘Still The Most Shocking Second A Day’ picked up a Silver for Best Sound Design, whilst Anthony's sterling work for Channel 4's 'We're The Superhumans' saw the project pick up the highly coveted Film Craft Grand Prix!
Congratulations to all involved.
Gold at British Arrows Craft Awards 2016!
We are absolutely delighted to have picked up Gold for Sound Design at this years British Arrows Craft Awards.
With 5 pieces of our work shortlisted in the final 10 nominations, the night saw Jon’s work on the powerful Save The Children 'Still The Most Shocking Second A Day’ take home Gold. We were also thrilled to see Channel 4 Paralympics ‘We're The Superhumans’ pick up Best Crafted Commercial.
A huge congratulations to all our friends and clients involved in the evenings winning and nominated work.
This is an incredible end to a fantastic award-winning year for Factory, and we are all extremely proud.
Winner at HPA Awards 2016!
We are honoured to have picked up Outstanding Sound in a Commercial at this years HPA Awards for the fourth consecutive year!
With Factory involved in four of the five shortlisted projects, the awards evening in Los Angeles saw Anthony and Neil’s work on Sainsbury’s ‘Mog's Christmas Calamity’ pick up the winning accolade.
Congratulations and thanks to all involved!
Gold & Bronze at the Shots Awards 2016!
We are very happy to have received Gold and Bronze awards for Best Use of Sound Design at this years Shots Awards.
Anthony’s work on the epic Channel 4 Paralympics 'We're The Superhumans’ received the Gold, whilst Jon picked up a Bronze for the powerful Save The Children ‘Still The Most Shocking Second A Day’.
Factory named Music & Sound Company of the Year at the LIA's 2016
This years London International Awards saw Factory named as the Music & Sound Company of the Year. We also picked up Gold, Silver and Bronze awards for our work for Honda and Save The Children.
The LIA awarded work saw Anthony pick up a Gold for Best Sound Design with Honda 'Ignition', Phil was awarded a Silver for Honda 'Paper' and Jon received a Bronze for Save The Children’s 'Still The Most Shocking Second A Day'. Anthony Moore and Neil’s work for Sainsbury’s 'Mog's Christmas Calamity' also made the jury's final shortlist for outstanding Sound Design.
The 31st annual London International Awards judging week was held in Las Vegas, and saw a jury of renowned industry figures judge the best work from around the world. Factory was awarded Music & Sound Company of the Year based on our trio of LIA award wins, plus our involvement across a host of other LIA award winning projects.
Anthony Moore, Founding Partner & Creative Director at Factory said, "Music & Sound Company of the Year is an amazing accolade to receive from the LIA's. It makes me very proud that our work has been held in such high esteem by the jury and it's testament to all the hard work put in by the whole team at Factory. Thanks to all our friends, collaborators and clients for the amazing sound design briefs. 2016 has been a fantastic journey for us all."
Gold & Bronze at the Cresta Awards!
We are extremely proud to have received Gold and Bronze awards for sound design at this years Cresta Awards.
Phil's stunning work on Honda 'Paper' received the Gold award, whilst Anthony picked up a Bronze for the exhilarating Honda 'Ignition'.
The Cresta International Advertising Awards recognises the best work from around the world and we are thrilled to have received these amazing honours.