Iain Grant Sound

Iain Grant Sound

Red Trees

CLIENT: Marina Willer (Director)

ROLE: Location Sound Recordist and Sound Designer

DESCRIPTION

Narrated by the late Bafta award winning actor Tim Pigott-Smith, Red Trees is a glimpse into the fear and hope that refugees experience, offering a timely account of emigration in the face of war.

Red Trees reflects on the story of Willer’s father and grandfather, forced out of Europe for their Jewish origins; how theirs was one of only twelve Jewish families to survive the Nazi occupation of Prague during World War Two; and how they escaped to a new life in Brazil where her father Alfred Willer grew to become a successful and influential architect.

Beautifully shot by City of God’s César Charlone and Jonathan Clabburn, narrated by the late Bafta award winning actor Tim Pigott-Smith, the film premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and is available to watch on Netflix worldwide.

Watch ‘Red Trees’ on Netflix

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Five Stone Of Lead

CLIENT: Directors: Jonny Madderson, Jono Stevens @ Just So Films

ROLE: Sound Design and mix

DESCRIPTION

On the west coast of Ireland, kids don’t dream about winning the world cup. They dream about being championship jockeys, but with Ireland still in the grip of recession, there are less horses for kids to ride and less opportunities. This is the story of a 12 year old jockey called Dylan who is tiny, even for a jockey. Since stepping up a level he has to compete against older, stronger jockeys with more experience. At the Glenbeigh Races, one of the biggest events in the grassroots horse racing calendar, Dylan has the chance to make a name for himself.

Awards
Winner – Best Short Documentary: Kinsale Sharks 2016 (Gold)
Winner – Best Cinematography: 5Point Film Festival
Winner – Best Documentary: Endorphin Awards 2017
Vimeo Staff Pick

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Red Bull ‘The Way Of The Wildcard’

CLIENT: Just So Films (Directors: Jonny Madderson, Jono Stevens)

ROLE: Sound Design and mix

DESCRIPTION

‘The Way of the Wildcard’ is a four part series, telling the individual and very human stories of incredible yet unconventional athletes.

The series was launched on Red Bull TV and earned national PR coverage on Sky News and was supported by an online and grassroots campaign taking the #wayofthewildcard message to inspire and give practical advice, empowering young people to take up sport.

  • Winner – Best Online Series, Realscreen Awards
  • Winner – Overall Excellence, Realscreen Awards
  • Winner – Best Short Documentary, Kinsale Sharks
  • Nominee – Best Short Documentary, Grierson British Documentary
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Black Snow

CLIENT: Just So Films – Director James Newton & Edward Edwards

ROLE: Sound Design and mix

DESCRIPTION

Black Snow was made as part of a new initiative by Just So Films called ‘Postcards’

The sun sets on a city Russia doesn’t want you to see.

In Norilsk the smog of the factory chimneys prepares to be engulfed by 40 days of night. Polar winter is here. This is the story of those who see colour amidst the darkness in a part of the world where the snow is black and the air tastes of sulphur.

Postcards is a platform for both emerging and established filmmakers to create short documentaries that push the conventions of non-fiction, supported by the Just So Film Fund in association with Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Featured: Nowness

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The Last Storm

CLIENT: Liam Saint-Pierre (Director)

ROLE: Sound Design & Mix

DESCRIPTION

Mark, a 60 year old fledgling storm chaser recently diagnosed with lung cancer, sets out across the Midwest with his friend’s nephew in search of a tornado before the two month season comes to an end.

The Last Storm’ had it’s World Première at Tribeca Film Festival 2018, won the Jury Prize at Hot Springs Documentary Festival and has qualified for the Oscars Best Short Documentary Competition 2020.

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Team Refugees

CLIENT: Just So Films, Directors – Jonny Madderson, Jono Stevens

ROLE: Sound Design and mix

DESCRIPTION

Made in conjunction with the UNHCR, Team Refugees ‘Against All Odds’ was made to highlight the issue of athletes who wanted to compete in the Olympics but who didn’t have an official country to represent. Team Refugees was formed to give these athletes a platform.

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Wrigley

CLIENT: Pentagram London

ROLE: Voice Direction, Sound Mix

DESCRIPTION

An online campaign for Wrigley by Pentagram London.

Working closely with animation director Steven Qua and Pentagram London, a series of social media and online spots were created to discourage chewing gum users from littering the streets.

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Jess Glynne ‘Always In Between’ Trailer

CLIENT: Just So Films, Directors – Jonny Madderson & Jono Stevens

ROLE: Sound mix

DESCRIPTION

A behind the scenes look over a period of more than a year into the life and work of Jess Glynne. Full documentary coming soon.

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Which

CLIENT: Uncle Sunshine (Dolly Course)

ROLE: Music and Sound Design

DESCRIPTION

A quirky online campaign for WHICH, highlighting the dangers of fake reviews. Working in close collaboration with animation director Steven Qua, the visuals and soundtrack were created.

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Premier League

CLIENT: Nomad

ROLE: Sound Design and mix

DESCRIPTION

A short film made for the Premier League, showcasing the work undertaken with schools, minorities and underprivileged that often goes unnoticed.

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This Land Alone

CLIENT: Liam Saint-Pierre (Director)

ROLE: Sound Design and mix

DESCRIPTION

Set in the North West of England against a backdrop of rising immigration fears, Meg, a woman struggling with the loss of her son, encounters a young Romanian man hiding in her allotment shed. Despite the initial shock, a connection slowly forms as she realises he is also some mother’s son.

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Huawei ‘Deliciously Ella’

CLIENT: Just So Films

ROLE: Sound Design and mix

DESCRIPTION

An online campaign to promote the launch of the Huawei P9

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Hear Her – BBC

CLIENT: Pentagram London/BBC

ROLE: Sound Design & Mix

DESCRIPTION

An online campaign made to showcase the power and importance of women’s voices across the BBC.

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Huawei ‘Do You Travel?’

CLIENT: Just So Films

ROLE: Sound Design and mix

DESCRIPTION

An online campaign to promote the launch of the Huawei P9

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Lloyds ‘World in Progress’

CLIENT: Pentagram London

ROLE: Voice direction, Sound Mix

DESCRIPTION

One of a series of four films made for Lloyds about renewable energy sources and investing in our ecological future.

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Do The Green Thing ‘Too Much Wedding’

CLIENT: Do The Green Thing

ROLE: Sound Design & Mix

DESCRIPTION

Do The Green Thing is a non profit organisation which uses creative provocations to empower everyone to live a little greener every day. This quirky film focuses on the unnecessary lengths people go to when organising a wedding.

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Reinvention Of Normal

CLIENT: Liam Saint-Pierre (Director)

ROLE: Sound Design & Mix

DESCRIPTION

A quirky short film about the life of Dominic Wilcox, an artist / inventor / designer, on his quest for new ideas….Transforming the mundane and ordinary into something surprising, wondrous and strangely thought provoking.

  • Vimeo Staff Picks Runner Up Best Documentary 2015
  • Winner Best Documentary Berlin Short Film Festival 2015
  • Winner Best Documentary New York Short Film Festival 2015
  • Winner Best Documentary Sunderland Short Film Festival 2015
  • Leeds International Film Festival Audience Award 2015
  • The film has also screened at over 60 festivals worldwide.
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Dusit Central Park

CLIENT: Pentagram London

ROLE: Voice direction, Sound Design & Mix

DESCRIPTION

An online campaign to showcase an exciting new and sustainable development in Bangkok’s Dusit Central Park.

CLIENT COMMENTS

‘In 2019, Iain created the soundtrack to a film for Bangkok’s Dusit Central Park development in a highly collaborative process with the animators who were creating the visuals concurrently. From casting and directing the voice in the studio, to pulling together the edit and remixing the music track from its original stems, Iain’s involvement spanned the whole creative process.

Iain created a feeling of the development’s spaces from the soundtrack. The film depicted different parts of the development in turn, from courteous hospitality at the mall to luxurious interiors of the residences.

The film depicted different parts of the development in turn – for example, the courteous hospitality at the mall and the luxurious privacy of the residences. Iain created a unique feeling for each the development’s spaces with a subtle interplay between voice, music and sound effects.’

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The Way Of The Dodo

CLIENT: Liam Saint-Pierre (Director)

ROLE: Sound Design & Mix

DESCRIPTION

This beautiful short film follows Ümit Mesut, a colourful East London shop keeper, as he fights to keep his passion for celluloid alive in an ever changing digital world….He strikes the switch, then the lamp and the show begins.

Winner Best Short Documentary Barcelona Film Festival

Official Selection:
Paris Short Film Festival / Raindance Film Festival / Aesthetica Short Film Festival / Festival du Cinéma Européen / Edinburgh Short Film Festival / Sheffield Doc / Fest Videotheque / Southend Film Festival

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The King Within

CLIENT: Liam Saint-Pierre (Director)

ROLE: Sound Design & Mix

DESCRIPTION

The self-proclaimed “twin brother” of Elvis, Raja Danapat grew up in Kharagpur, India and from an early age loved to sing. Initially he sang the songs of Cliff Richards and Tom Jones, until one evening at his local cinema, in glorious Technicolor, he discovered Elvis Presley. From that point on Elvis became part of his life. This film follows Raja’s journey from India to London as we see him moonlighting from his job as a doctor as he entertains the local community. Now 75 years old, for Raja the King more than ever is the guiding light for how he lives his life.

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University Of Sussex

‘The Definitive University Checklist”

The brief for this project was to create a ‘playful film that expressed the spirit of the university’

Created by Naresh Ramchandani and his team at Pentagram London, the film weaves footage sourced from the University’s archives with new footage directed by Steven Qua. The resulting film is a little quirky, a little earnest and a whole lot of Sussex.

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Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre

Head and Neck Cancer

An online charity campaign to raise awareness for Head and Neck cancer.

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Audio game