Award-winning audio post production facility Hackenbacker is putting the finishing touches to the entire audio post for one of the BBC’s flagship Christmas programmes – a long-form 3D scripted adaptation of David Walliam’s children’s novel Mr Stink.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to tackle this marvellous project,” says Hackenbacker’s founder Nigel Heath. “Working on children’s drama is always enjoyable as it allows us to get in touch with our ‘inner child’. This one, in particular, requires a suitably immersive soundtrack because it is being produced in 3D. It also has a fantastic story with plenty of scope to be adventurous with the audio.”
The 60-minute adaptation of Mr Stink was commissioned by former comedy controller Cheryl Taylor and BBC1 boss Danny Cohen, and is being produced by BBC In House Comedy Productions in association with David Walliams and his production company DEW Production. It is directed by Declan Lowney (Little Britain, Alan Partridge, Father Ted).
This much loved story tell the tale of Chloe, a lonely 12 year old girl (played by Nell Tiger) who befriends local tramp Mr Stink and invites him to hide out in her garden shed. While struggling to keep him hidden, she also has to contend with her overbearing mother, her put-upon father, her perfect younger sister and lots of nasty girls at school who are determined to make her life unbearable.
The BBC has lined up a strong cast for this project, with Mr Stink played by Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville, and Chloe’s parents played by Sheridan Smith and Johnny Vegas. Walliams will also make a guest appearance as the Prime Minister.
Mr Stink will be broadcast on BBC 1 on Sunday December 23rd 2012 and again on Boxing Day.
With more than 25 years experience in the audio post production business, Hackenbacker provides a first class service to the film and television industries. Its award-winning team of sound editors, designers and mixers combine a thorough knowledge of today’s technology with an understanding of the importance of deadlines in order to deliver an exceptional service to all Hackenbacker customers. The facility offers full time technical support and access to the very latest equipment as well as some more esoteric specialist devices. www.hackenbacker.com