Mister Winner


Mister Winner

BBC1 comedy starring Spencer Jones and Shaun Williams. This six part series follows the ironically named Leslie Winner, a well-meaning optimist who frequently finds himself in the midst of chaos, through a combination of bad decisions and tough luck.

Halo provided full Picture and Sound Post Production.

Director: Andrew Chaplin says…
Creating Mister Winner, a comedy that utilises the brilliance of Spencer Jones’s physical humour, wouldn’t have been possible without the skilled team at Halo. From the carefully crafted sound design, that is vital to landing the humour in the spaces between the dialogue, to the considered colour palette and grade which completely defines the look of the show, Halo were both brilliant and a flippin’ delight to work with. Not to mention the excellent range of biscuits they had on offer, I couldn’t have got through the edit without them.

Dubbing Mixer: Sam Castleton says…
The physical comedy in Mr Winner gave us an opportunity to shine. In particular, the key opening scenes had little to no dialogue, allowing audio to get the added laughs. Jay Price, Matt Waites and Rob Price all bought ideas to the table, making the bite of an inedible dog biscuit sound as hard as a pebble, a stretched coat creak like a taut rope and wet shoes humorously squeak and squelch as Mr Winner walks. These effects were all judiciously kept within the realms of reality so as not to divert from the drama unraveling on-screen. Mixing techniques really helped in this regard, specific reverbs in particular created the illusion of the sound happening on location. Sterling work on the dialogue meant that all the small grunts and vocalisations were crystal clear. The result in Mr Winner is a real triumph of what a good sound team can do for comedy drama.

Exec Producer: Rich Webb

Director: Andrew Chaplin

Colourist: Ross Baker

Online Editor: Scott Hinchcliffe

Dubbing Mixer: Sam Castleton

Post Producer: Charlotte Hawkins

Sales Exec: Matt Locke

The series will be available from 25th March in the UK on BBC One.

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