Jim Petrak

Jim Petrak

" Innovation, passion and attention to detail together with understanding a client's vision is the key to success."

Jim Petrak is the owner, producer and head engineer of Sound Surfers Audio Post Production.

With 20 years experience, 5 award wins, an additional 11 award nominations and well over 90 feature films under his belt Jim has become a highly established and respected sound Re-recording mixer and sound designer on the global stage.

In 2008 with the economic slump and the loss of his mentor (Jeremy Saacks), Jim took his passion for film sound and ventured off on his own having founded Sound Surfers Audio Post Production. Since then, Jim has accumulated awards and nominations for outstanding work each year making him one of South Africa's most prolific post production audio engineers.

Jim has worked on numerous international projects for major film and television studios such as Warner Brothers, United Artists, Lions Gate Films, Distant Horizon, BBC, ZDF and many more.

Over the past 20 years, Jim has collaborated with some of the worlds most talented directors.

The list includes:

Academy award winner -Terry George,  Academy award nominee - John Boorman,

BAFTA nominee - John Irvin,  Academy award winner - Gavin Hood,

Emmy award winner – Jasper James,  Phillip Noyce,  Bronwyn Hughs and many others.


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