SOUND DESIGNER + RE-RECORDING MIXER + EDUCATOR
Nigel is an internationally recognised Sound Designer with over twenty years of experience. He holds a Master of Arts in Sound Design from the National Film & Television School (UK), and he is inspired by stories of the human spirit. He discovers his environment with an acute perception of sound, coloured by an intimate sense of the spiritual. He has an ability to listen beyond words and tune into layers of emotions because of a fascination and curious preoccupation with human behaviours, perspectives, habits, and thinking. Nigel sees and hears further than the obvious, enabling richer stories to tell.
His work has been displayed at distinguished exhibitions and showcases worldwide: VICE Short List with Suroosh Alvi, Directors Notes, Watersprite Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Stockholm Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Poitiers Film Festival, DMY International Design Festival (Berlin), Canadian International Film Festival, Shanghai Design Biennial, Asian Television Awards, Asia Image Apollo Awards, and Asia Pacific Awards.
This is in addition to the professional acknowledgement he has received from organisations such as the Audio Engineering Society, the American Federation of Musicians, Composers and Authors Society of Singapore, Universal and the Singapore Association of Motion Picture Professionals.
He has since earned a reputation for an exceptional ability to translate words and ideas into sound.
2021 Vice Short List | with Suroosh Alvi | Another Kind of Paradise
2019 Watersprite Film Festival | Sound Design Nominee | Hedgehog
2018 Short Sounds Film Festival | Best Sound Design | Hedgehog
2018 Short Sounds Film Festival | Best Overall Film | Hedgehog
2018 St Neots Film Festival | Winner | Hedgehog
2018 Venice Film Festival | Premiere | Judith
2018 Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Film Festival | Student Film Jury Special Award | Hedgehog
2018 MarBelle | Directors Notes | Spltch
2018 Filmic Pro | Honourable Mention | Spltch
2011 Promax BDA | Design World Gold & Silver | MTV Worldstage Live
2010 Promax BDA | Best Special Event Promo | MTV Worldstage Live
2006 Image Apollo Awards | Best TV Campaign & Best Editing | K-Swiss Asian Campaign
2006 Asia Interactive Awards | Best use of Sound | Samsung Mp3 Music Mix
2006 Straits Times | Best Film | Singapore Gaga
2004 Asian TV Awards | Best Documentary & Best Infotainment | Afterlife Series
2000 Singapore International Film Festival | Young Cinema Award | Eating Air
2000 Stockholm Film Festival | FIPRESCI Prize & Honourable Mention | Eating Air
2000 Rotterdam International Film Festival | Tiger Award | Eating Air
1998 The 9th Times Advertising Asian Pacific Award | Finalist | Compromise
1996 Media Asian Advertising Award | Winner | Compromise
1994 30th Canadian International Film & Video Festival | Best Amateur Documentary | Fly