Leaving Neverland the two part documentary by Dan Reed – AMOS Pictures for HBO and Channel 4 has been nominated for 5 Emmys. The two part HBO and Channel 4 film tells the story of James Safechuck and Wade Robson who recount claims of sexual abuse that Michael Jackson inflicted on them as children. Amongst the nominations is ENVY’ s Dubbing Mixer – Matt Skilton (Left) for “Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Nonfiction Programme”. The other categories include Outstanding Directing, Picture Editing, Sound Editing and Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.
Matt Skilton on receiving the nomination: “It is an honour to receive this nomination, I couldn’t believe it at first and it took a while for it to sink in but it’s a really incredible feeling. For me Leaving Neverland is arguably the biggest documentary of the year and the impact it has had on our society is quite astonishing. I would like to thank everyone involved including Dan reed, Amos pictures, HBO, Channel 4 and also Wade Robson and James Safechuck for being brave enough to step forward and tell their stories. I can’t wait for the ceremony and to be there amongst other talented film makers”.
When asked about his work on the documentary Matt said: “The score for this documentary was incredibly interesting and different to many other projects I have worked on; made up of 24 stems it was almost like a movie in its own right. The challenge was finding a delicate balance for the audio; with the film raising so many emotions and sensitive subjects – every piece of acoustic had to be positioned perfectly in order to match the visuals”.
The ENVY team are proud to have provided full finishing post for the documentary and would like to wish Matt & everyone who has been nominated good luck on the night!
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