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Sounds Up There

Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón presented Glenn Freemantle with a challenge - to create authentic sound design in the vacuum of space.

Best Documentary: Bronze2015 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2015 / Colin McNulty / BBC 4, UK

Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón presented Glenn Freemantle with a challenge - to create authentic sound design in the vacuum of space.

Now, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first-ever spacewalk, Glenn's sounds are used to help recreate the stories of real-life spacewalkers. Sounds Up There was produced by Colin McNulty for Whistledown Productions and BBC Radio 4. The executive producer was Kevin Dawson. The studio manager was Gareth Iles.

This story won Best Documentary: Silver Award in the 2015 TC/RHDF Competition.


Photo of Colin at the Awards Ceremony by Bill Healy.

Read more about Sounds Up There on BBC 4's website.

And check out more documentary work by Whistledown Productions.


produced by

Colin McNulty

Colin McNulty is an award-winning documentary maker and senior producer of podcasts for WBEZ, including WBEZ’s “Making” series, Making Oprah and most recently, Making Obama.


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