Sandbox behind post-production for US feature film ‘Devil’s Peak’ starring Robin Wright, Billy Bob Thornton and Hopper Penn
Specialising in TV commercial production and high-end film and television post-production, Sandbox can now add upcoming US feature film Devil’s Peak to their impressive list of growing post-production credits.
Sandbox Managing Director Grady Habib, said: “All sound and post-production requirements were handled by Western Australian providers, marking the first-time the full scope of post-production of an international feature film of this scale was completed in the state and we’re really proud to have played a part in that.”
Directed by Perth’s Ben Young (Hounds of Love, Extinction), Devil’s Peak stars Robin Wright, Billy Bob Thornton and Hopper Penn and is due for US release February 17, with a digital release to follow on February 24.
The film earned Ben Young an Outstanding Achievement in Directing award at the 2022 WA Screen Culture Awards.
Set in North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains, the screen adaptation of David Joy’s novel titled Where All Light Tends To Go follows eighteen-year-old Jacob McNeely who is torn between his meth-dealing kingpin father and leaving the mountains forever with the girl he loves.
The trailer and poster for the crime film was recently released and can be view here.
Sandbox provided services for the film’s post-production including VFX, colour grade, online edit and delivery. The creative team assembled for the project included:
Post and VFX Producer: Louise Bertoncini
Head of VFX: Tony Bannan
Lead VFX Artists: Tony Bannan and Paul Sicciliano
VFX Artists – Matt Kerley and Taeyn Nossiter
Colourist: Jaemie Manners
Habib said: “The Sandbox post team love working with Ben, whether it be on his TVC work or his long-form projects. He is an exceptional director and it was great to collaborate with him on another feature film.”
“To be able to post and deliver a US shot project entirely out of Perth proves, yet again, that the artistry the team bring to each project is world class.”
Sandbox has also recently completed the entire post-production of all 10 episodes of Rob Rinder’s Interrogation Secrets, produced in the UK by Zig Zag Productions and broadcast on A&E network, as well as the US equivalent, The Interrogation Room hosted by Vivica A. Fox, produced by Zig Zag and New York based film and television studio and streaming network, FilmRise.
Additional recent small screen post-production work has seen Sandbox complete the colour grade and delivery of Shipwreck Hunters, produced by VAM Media and Terra Australis for streaming giant Disney Plus.
Established in 1990, Sandbox is Western Australia’s leading destination for post-production services including editing, VFX, HDR colour grading and sound design.
Top effort, all round.