London-based post production house Hackenbacker has completed work on A Mother’s Son, due to be screened by ITV1. The two-part drama stars Martin Clunes, Hermione Norris and Paul McGann, and explores an ordinary mother’s suspicions that her son may be capable of murder. Hackenbacker was commissioned to handle the audio post production for this project by ITV Studios’ producer Colin Wratten. Commenting on the facility’s work, Colin Wratten said: "Once again, the team at Hackenbacker delivered a sympathetic sound design very much in keeping with the brief of the show. The team created rich atmospheres and a delicately balanced mix of our multi-layered score versus the crisp dialogue. As with previous shows, the workflow was seamless. Nigel Heath and his team remain the go-to guys for a great sounding Final Mix."
As part of their workflow, the Hackenbacker team made use of the VoiceQ ADR cueing program, developed by KIWA International. Hackenbacker was among the first in the UK to adopt the new software: "It's a fantastic system that's getting us great results," said company director Chris Sturmer. Hackenbacker founder Nigel Heath, who took charge of the final mix, added: "It was great to be involved with this compelling drama, and we were delighted to be asked to provide the audio post for such an atmospheric and emotional piece of work. It was a joy to have Colin and director Ed Bazalgette here at Hackenbacker and we hope there is another opportunity to work with them in the future.” Written by Chris Lang, A Mother’s Son will be screened as two 60-minute episodes on ITV1 on 3 and 4 September, 2012. www.hackenbacker.com