Resul Pookutty becomes first Asian to win Golden Reel Award

Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty has won the prestigious American Motion Picture Sound Editors’ (MPSE) Golden Reel Award.

He won the best sound for documentary “India’s Daughter” directed by Leslee Udwin. It is based on the Delhi gangrape incident of December 2012. Government has banned public screening airing of the documentary.

With this, he becomes the first Asian to win the coveted award from the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ (MPSE) of United States for best sound.

About Resul Pookutty

  • Pookutty is a film sound designer, sound editor and mixer working in Hollywood, Hindi cinema, Malayalam Cinema and Tamil cinema.
  • He is an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.
  • In 2009, he along with Richard Pryke and Ian Tapp had won the Academy Awards (Oscar) for best sound mixing for the film “Slumdog Millionaire”.
  • He also was awarded National Film Award for Best Audiography (2010),  Padma Shri (2010).

About Golden Reel Award

  • The Golden Reel Award has been instituted by the MPSE.
  • It recognises excellence in an array of sound editing achievement, sound effects and foley to dialogue and score integration and ADR to music.

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