Famous sound designer Resul Pookutty on 27 February 2016 became the first Asian to win the award for Best Sound for documentary India’s Daughter at the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ (MPSE) 63rd annual Golden Reel Awards.
The competing films/ television documentaries in the list included Beware Baltimore, Chef’s Table, Deadliest Catch, and The Undrafted, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Revenant among others.
About Resul Pookutty
• Born on 20 May 1971, Pookutty made his debut in sound design with the 1997 film Private Detective: Two Plus Two Plus One, directed by Rajat Kapoor.
• He got his big break with the critically acclaimed 2005 film Black.
• In 2009, he, along with Richard Pryke and Ian Tapp, won the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing for Slumdog Millionaire.
About Motion Picture Sound Editors
• Motion Picture Sound Editors was founded in 1953.
• It is an honorary society of motion picture sound editors.
• The society's goals are to educate others about and increase the recognition of the sound editors, show the artistic merit of the soundtracks, and improve the professional relationship of its members.
• Each year the MPSE presents The Golden Reel Awards, in which it acknowledges the year's best work in the various areas of sound editing.
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Who: Resul Pookutty
What: Won Golden Reel Award
When: 27 February 2016