Sound Postcard 09 // Becoming a Champion

Four years ago, in the run up to the 2012 London Olympic Games, we got the chance to work on a short documentary written and directed by Chris Burgess about female amateur boxing in Sri Lanka. Our two main subjects, Anusha Kodituwakku and Nilmini Jayasinghe - ranked 9th and 17th in the world - remain to this day amongst the nicest and most determined people I have ever met. We followed them up to the Sri Lankan ABA National Championships, which they won comfortably in their respective categories. These are the sounds of that day.

And to keep you entertained, here are some fantastic pictures that Lee Bazalguete from Colombo Design Studios took on the day.

PS - Since the making of this documentary Anusha and Nilmini have both retired from amateur boxing and become successful boxing coaches. They are currently training the next generation of Sri Lankan boxers for the 2016 Rio Olympics.


Lets Get Festive

A Christmas Carol 1938

What does Christmas sound like in your house? With a new addition to the family and all, this year has been a particular opportunity for me to take time out of any intensive projects. After what feels like a massively jam-packed year, I've really enjoyed sitting back and watching the festivities go on around me. I'm not hugely into the holidays, but the older I get the more I feel comfortable with it. I think most of us reject the need for a materialistic few weeks, rammed full of gadgets and Boxing Day sales. But I wouldn't say no to a real tree, more time for old movie watching and an excuse to get stocked up with brandy.

Here's a mash-up of what Christmas sounds like in our house...

Hope everyone really enjoys the week with the people that matter. Here's what we're planning to watch...