LONDON — UK post production facility Molinare (molinare.co.uk) has formally become Molinare Creative Group. In line with Molinare’s expansion and recent diversification into games and advertising, Molinare Creative Group has been formed to streamline the company’s business lines and bolster its services to provide an end-to-end solution.
As part of the new structure, Molinare Creative Group has acquired digital dailies and DIT company Notorious DIT. Founded by Michael Pentney, Notorious DIT’s list of credits include contributions to The Gentlemen, Peaky Blinders and Heartstopper. Pentney will remain the as the company’s managing director. Notorious DIT will retain its brand and operate as a separate division of the group. The investment signifies Molinare’s commitment to its dailies business, providing a seamless service from shoot to final delivery.
In addition to the investment, Molinare has organically launched two brands — Sound Warriors and Voice Molinare — which will provide external audio services to the games, advertising, TV and film communities.
Complimenting Molinare TV & Film’s post production services, newly launched Sound Warriors provides Foley, sound editorial, field records and re-recording mixing services for games and for film & TV clients, outside of those undertaking full post production at the facility. Led by chief creative officer and sound supervisor Glen Gathard, the ethos of Sound Warriors ensures authentic audio for all projects, forgoing the use of music libraries. The company has already carried out field records in Finland for an animated feature film, as well as car records for a AAA game currently in development.
The Sound Warriors team is made up of a seasoned team of audio engineers and artists whose many accolades include BAFTA and MPSE award-winning work. Credits include God of War: Ragnarok, Ghost of Tsushima, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore and Netflix’s The House.
Voice Molinare streamlines the audio recording services under one brand, delivering ADR, voiceover, dialogue direction, head-mounted capture (HMC), performance capture, crowd records and casting across the games, film, TV and advertising. Voice’s HMC and performance capture services are supported by industry partner Centroid, out of the purpose-built studio in Molinare’s HQ on Fouberts Place in Soho.
Molinare TV & Film will continue to focus on delivering high quality post production services for the film and scripted & unscripted TV community, including dedicated, offline facilities, picture & audio finishing, QC, mastering and delivery.
Finally, affiliated audio post production facility Pip Studios is being brought officially into the group, providing clients with localization mixing and services for the film, TV and gaming communities. Founded in 2020 by Ally Curran, Mark Sheffield and Molinare CEO Nigel Bennett, who is currently chairman of Pip Studios, the addition of Pip is the final piece of the portfolio. Sheffield will retain his role as managing director, alongside Curran, who remains operations director.
The inclusion of Voice and Sound Warriors to the Molinare portfolio provides a delineation of the company’s growing roster of external services across the entertainment markets, allowing targeted outreach and messaging to a more diverse list of clients. Both Sound Warriors and Voice will leverage Molinare’s 50 years of experience in the film and television world and state of the art facilities, bringing a unique insight to the world of games and advertising. Bringing established companies Notorious DIT and Pip Studios into the fold allows Molinare to provide a bespoke turnkey solution to its clientele, simplifying the post production part of the production.
“The introduction of Molinare Creative Group reflects years of ongoing work to develop, grow and restructure the well-regarded Molinare brand,” explains Nigel Bennett, CEO of Molinare. “The new structure allows us to be clearer with what services we provide, the creatives who will be working on them, and where they are rolled out.”
Sound Warriors and Voice will both be located between Molinare’s primary premises in Foubert’s Place in Soho, as well as its Poland Street building, a short walk away.