The iconic British maestro is both a sound editor as well as a sound designer. His panache is evident from the fact that he has inhis kitty the prestigious Academy Award (Oscar) for Best sound editing for his work in Gravity, where he simulated the sounds found in space. A dedicated person, he spent numerous hours identifying and stimulating sounds for the movie. He is the owner and the driving force behind the Sound 24 studio based in Slough, United Kingdom. His Indian connection is through the movie "
Slumdog Millionaire" whereby his untiring efforts presentedhim a nomination for the Best Sound Editing Award atthe 81st Academy awards. Even Indian Sound designer ResulPookutty in his autobiography titled "Sounding off", acknowledges the efforts made by Freemantle inthe movie.
The 40-year long career span of this legend has seen awards like BAFTA, AMPS, and many more (Apart from the academy award itself) showered upon him. For Gravity, he created the impact of sound and vacuum efficiently through an amalgamation of object based sound effects with the Dolby Atmos (spatial surround sound system). This display is taken as an act of pure genius and stuck the chords ofcinema-goers and critics alike. He had experimented with 5.1 and 7.1 mixes for lending justice to the movie's 3D visuals. Apart from this initiative, he has been the sound conjurer for movies like "
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them" "
Vampire Academy" "
127 Hours" , "
Everest", etc. to name a few.
He also has been the background force forthe ‘
Steve Jobs’ biopic and period film "Mansfield Park." In 1994, he associated with the Indian origin director,
Gurinder Chadha as a dubbing editor for her movie "Bhaji on Beach." The film went on to earn a BAFTA nomination for the director. His association as sound editor has also been with comedian Sir Rowan Atkinson for his Johnny English series. Hence, like a magnet he garners directors and audience appeal for his creations. He believes that his wins in small movie festivals have prepared him for larger platforms by keeping him motivated.
The down-to-earth persona and team oriented approach attract him to young talent. He started his romance with sound effects when he turned 16. He has been a part of more than 100 cinematic ventures. Despite his success, he maintains his British roots and lives in Hertfordshire. He is a doting husband and father to three sons.