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DCF Acquires Portland Audio

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Directors Cut Films is proud to announce the acquisition of boutique sound studio Portland Audio, run by senior shortform sound designer & mixer Claire Bilyard.

This exciting new venture allows us to introduce the benefits of DOLBY ATMOS workflow and delivery to our clients.

Located in our Portland House facility, whilst remaining independent, the two Portland Audio studios, each with isolated VO booths, will be serviced by the Directors Cut Post Producers, and will be available to Kate and her team.


2021 Televisual Bulldog Awards

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Well done to everyone that was involved with the BBC’s Extinction: The Facts, and for their nomination in the 2021 Televisual Bulldog Awards, Specialist Factual Category.

The Grierson Awards 2021 Nominations

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Our amazing team here at DCF have been very privileged and honoured to work on three of the documentaries that have been nominated in the 2021 Grierson Awards.

Televisual Best Current Affairs Documentary
Undercover in the Schools that Chain Boys
BBC News Arabic Documentaries

Storm Best Arts Documentary
Keith Haring: Street Art Boy
BBC Studios

Discovery Best Natural History or Environmental Documentary
Extinction: The Facts
BBC Studios

To see all the 2021 nominations click here.

Good luck to all the nominees!


2021 International Emmy® Kids Awards Nomination My Life: Picture Perfect

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Directors Cut would like to congratulate Big Deal Films and everyone who worked on My Life: Picture Perfect which has received a 2021 International Emmy® Kids Awards nomination in the Kids: Factual & Entertainment category.

Picture perfect is the story following 12-year-old Nigerian hyperrealism artist Kareem Waris as he stages his first exhibition in his hometown of Lagos.

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The Grierson Awards 2021 Shortlist

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Massive congratulations to all the documentaries shortlisted in this years Grierson awards, but especially the projects our fantastic team at Directors Cut have worked on! We are keeping all our fingers crossed that they all get the success they deserve. To view the 2021 shortlist click here.

Sad Celebrations

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After 37 episodes of the hugely popular Great Canal Journeys, the last voice-over session with Timothy West & Prunella Scales ends. With online editor Andy Nicholson, sound mixer Kate Davis and colourist Andy Elliott.

Kate Davis BAFTA nomination!

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Well done to Kate Davis, our wonderful Head of Sound, who has just received a BAFTA award nomination in the Sound: Factual category.

Her nomination comes as a result of her brilliant work on the Eagle Rock Entertainment / BBC Music production ‘Amy Winehouse: Back to Black’part of the Classic Albums series which airs on BBC 4. The BAFTA Craft awards take place on Sunday 28 April. Good luck Kate!