Reviews & Awards

Reviews and Awards - Rukkus House Sound and Music Production StudiosREVIEWS

“EVERYBODY remembers good sound. That’s why I use RUKKUS HOUSE.”
Adrien Van Viersen: Filmmaker and Storyboard Artist

“For over 20 years, Gael has designed superb soundtracks for my films, animations, documentaries, dramas and experimental films.  She is innovative, highly creative, respects budgets and schedules, and always figures out a way to make things work even when money and time are tight. I also appreciate Gael’s mentoring young filmmakers and opening their eyes to what is possible.  The depth and subtlety of her work always creates an immersive sonic world.”
Svend-Erik Eriksen: Former Executive Producer, National Film Board of Canada

“Gael is an expert who gets great results. She is one of the most imaginative sound designers we have worked with and I plan to continue working with her and her great team for many motion pictures to come.”
Chris Brough: Film and TV Producer

“Gael [Rukkus House President] is an artist and story-teller—not just a technical whiz who can steer you through sound post—but a collaborator, an inspiration and a tireless force who always makes me look good. Her expertise and her ideas lift the sound to another level. She is a master—adding a fresh energy to a project when it is needed most.”
Anne Wheeler: Filmmaker http://www.annewheeler.com/

“Gael is a consummate professional, committed, dedicated and focused. Working with her is a pleasure.”
Dean Bowman: Writer / Producer

“Gael is simply the best.”
Harry Sutherland: Producer- Long Tale Entertainment

“Neil is a creative, hard working, self motivated and talented professional. His enthusiasm and attention to detail is second to none and he is dedicated to producing excellent work. Neil really is one of those hidden gems—absolutely first class.”
Stephanie Asplin: The Crewing Company / Pinewood Studios, London.

“I have worked with Neil for a number of years and I am always amazed how his versatility, focus and craftsmanship beats my expectations. Neil’s work will always be an asset to any production.”
Julius Amedume, Amedume Films – London

“Thanks Gael, your team’s professionalism and personal care of your clients is commendable. Look forward to working together again soon.”
Don Thompson: President/Founder – Finale

“Thanks for a great working environment on the NFB  narration. Really appreciate how prepared and organized you guys are – makes for a wonderful experience.  And I really appreciate the input you had on the performance and great having another set of well tuned ears.”
Robert Ouimet

“Our experience of working with the fine team at Rukkus House was a dream come true.

Every single element of sound design was meticulously planned and executed. The ADR sessions were professional yet relaxed. All the technical details that could plague a film were handled with care. The quality of the mixing suite and mixing team was top shelf and we always felt that they cared deeply about our film and they ensured we were getting the absolute best sound available.

They handled the music placement and files, both original songs and score, with care and creativity. They were invested in our project and in us.

They listened to our concerns and they gave us excellent advice as we progressed through the mix.

We felt blessed to be in such good hands. Thank you Rukkus House!”
Alyson Drysdale

“There’s more to being “professional” than simple competence. You need the ability to anticipate, to be ready with solutions for the inevitable hiccups that accompany any creative work. The guys at Rukkus House—Doug and Neil—give you that in spades, with a “can do, let’s go” attitude that turns a tough session into an exhilarating experience. Simply first class.”
Malcolm Hillgartner  – Director


AWARDS

GAEL MACLEAN
Genie Awards (2)
Leo Awards (10)
Gemini Award nominations (5)
Winner of the Golden Sheaf Award


DOUG PATERSON

Leo Awards (1)
Leo Award nominations (2)

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