Deep South Media client makes international noise with Emmy award

by Ron Wain, Joint Managing Director, Deep South Media Deep South Media (DSM) client Bang Post Production has been making a loud noise in the USA – scooping a coveted Emmy award for sound quality brilliance. Bang was launched in 2006 by Paul McFadden and Doug Sinclair, the husband of DSM director and designer Kay Sinclair. The duo first worked on the sound for the BBC revival of Dr Who and since then the company has enjoyed success after success, including winning a BAFTA in 2012 for its work on the prime time series Sherlock. Nominated for two awards at this year’s technical or ‘craft’ Emmys, Bang faced stiff competition from big-budget American shows including Fargo, Mob City and American Horror Story. The boys were understandably ecstatic when they scooped the gong for outstanding sound editing for a mini-series, movie or special (Sherlock). Doug, from Christchurch in Dorset, flew to Los Angeles to attend the glitzy ceremony and upon winning said it was a “great day” for the company. The Emmy is now displayed alongside the firm’s Bafta at Bang’s Cardiff-based studio. Bang Post Production is currently working on Glue for Channel 4, Set Fire to the Stars starring Elijah Wood and Jack to a King – the Swansea City FC story, with a number of other projects lined up. Working with Bang isn’t DSM’s only experience of ‘celebrity’. DSM director Ron Wain and his family recently starred with other families in a national TV advert for Center Parcs – the advert on YouTube alone attracted 1.7m hits to date, with the soundtrack Best Day of My Life, by the American Authors, receiving 34m hits on the online channel as it soared up the UK charts.