The UK Screen Association’s fifth annual Conch Awards for achievement in audio post-production took place at Floridita in Wardour Street, London, last week.
Individual award winners included: De Lane Lea’s Chris Burdon in the Film Re-Recording Mixer category; Niv Adiri for Film Sound Editor; Boom’s Paul Hamblin for TV Dubbing Mixer; Molinare’s Lisa-Marie McStay for TV Sound Editor (pictured); Ascent 142’s Adam Davidson for Newcomer; De Lane Lea’s Joe Maher for Unsung Hero; and Ted Scott, who received the Fellowship Award.
The TV Drama and TV Entertainment awards went to Wallander (Boom) and Trawlermen (Molinare), respectively, while the TV/Film Documentary also acknowledged Molinare for Mugabe and the White African. The Commercial/Promo award went to Nike ‘Write the Future’ (Grand Central Studios), while Film Over £10 Million and Film Under £10 Million were awarded to Kick Ass and Nowhere Boy, respectively.
There were also four awards recognising facilities in a variety of disciplines: Wave Studios (Commercial Facility), Boom (TV Mix Facility), the Pinewood Studios Group (Film Mix Facility) and Phaze (Sound Design/Editorial Facility).
Gaynor Davenport, chief executive of UK Screen Association, commented: “Now in their fifth year, the Conch Awards are firmly established in the industry calendar as a key event and a barometer of excellence in the audio sector. Every year the standard seems to get higher, and the quality of this year’s nominations was remarkable. We congratulate the winners and nominees for their great work.”