Sound editor wins film award

Glenn Martin with his award. Picture: Marcelo Palacios www.communitypix.com.au d423078
Glenn Martin with his award. Picture: Marcelo Palacios www.communitypix.com.au d423078

Martin, with colleagues Lawrie Silvestrin and Kim Lord, won Best Sound – Short Form at the premier celebration of WA screen culture.

More than 500 filmmakers, celebrities, media and screen industry representatives turned out for the night at the Heath Ledger Theatre in Perth.

Martin was also nominated for his work on two films in Best Sound – Long Form: first with colleagues Scott Montgomery and Ric Curtin for An Accidental Soldier, and second with colleagues Curtin and Ash Charlton for The Search for the Ocean’s Super Predator.

They faced stiff competition in the category, won in the end by surfer feature Drift, which also won Best Actor for Myles Pollard and Best Script.

This is the second WA Screen Award in as many years for Martin, who has travelled around the world to work on TV, feature films and documentaries.

Infected Paradise, featuring Gosnells actor Nicholas Coombe, whom the Comment News has previously profiled, was also nominated for Best Feature Film – Drama.

It was pipped at the post by The Turning, an adaptation of the 2006 Tim Winton novel.