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Lon Bender wins BAFTA Award for The Revenant

SOURCE:   DATE: February 14, 2016   BY: BAFTA



HOLLYWOOD, CA – Formosa Group, one of the most creative and well-respected post-production sound companies in the entertainment industry, congratulates THE REVENANT Sound team for winning the Best Sound award at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden. Winning the award was Supervising Sound Editor and Formosa Group talent Lon Bender, along with Supervising Sound Editor Martin Hernandez, Supervising Sound Editor/Re-recording Mixer Randy Thom, Production Sound Mixer Chris Duesterdiek and Re-recording Mixers Frank A. Montano and Jon Taylor. Formosa Group salutes the other nominees in the category: Bridge of Spies, Mad Max: Fury Road including Formosa’s own Mark Mangini and Scott Hecker, The Martian, and Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

“A hearty congratulations to everyone on THE REVENANT sound team for their achievement,” beamed Robert C. Rosenthal, CEO of Formosa Group. “Their stellar work on the film is what the magic of the movies is all about: transporting and thrilling audiences.”

“I am very pleased that our crew was recognized at the BAFTA Awards for their hard work and artistry,” commented BAFTA winner and Formosa’s Lon Bender.  “It is an honor to have had our film included among all the other nominees this year.”

Bender is also nominated for an Oscar for Best Sound Editing for The Revenant. His 30+ year career in Sound Editing includes BAFTA nominations for Shrek and The Last of the Mohicans, Oscar nominations for Drive and Blood Diamond, and BAFTA and Oscar wins for Braveheart, which he shared with Formosa’s Per Hallberg.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public.  The 2016 BAFTA Awards took place on Sunday February 14, 2016 at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden.


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