The Audio Production Awards Press Release


Daniel J. Fox

Daniel J. Fox

On Thursday 23rd November 2017, Neston film-maker Daniel J. Fox will attend a gala awards ceremony at the BFI Southbank, hosted by Radio 2 DJ Trevor Nelson MBE. The Audio Production Awards recognises and celebrates outstanding achievement in audio and radio production, within designated categories, covering both producers and on-mic talent.

Daniel has been nominated as Best Digital Producer, for a series of films he made to publicise the return of the British science fiction hero, Dan Dare.

Released as a series of audio adventures by Andrew Mark Sewell’s B7 Media, the CDs star Ed Stoppard (The Piano), Heida Reed (Poldark) and Geoffrey McGivern (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy). The dramas have received rave reviews from Dan Dare fans old and new.

To promote the launch of the audio adventures, Daniel’s company, Chat Noir Productions Ltd, was commissioned to produce a number of web documentaries. With cast and crew interviews, animation and access to the original Dan Dare artwork library, the films not only capture the making of the new audio dramas, but also provide a history of Dan Dare from the 1950s to the present day.

Chat Noir Productions Ltd faces stiff competition from radio industry stalwarts like the BBC. However, Daniel J. Fox said, “It would be fantastic recognition and a great boost for all the team - both at B7 Media and Chat Noir Productions - if we come away with the award for Best Digital Producer on Thursday night.”

Chat Noir Productions Ltd was established in 2003 by Daniel J. Fox and Mark Ellingham. Specialising in corporate films, animations and documentaries, the company has gone from strength to strength over the last few years, now with a client base across the globe.

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Award Nomination for Best Digital Producer

Dan Fox, Creative Director of Chat Noir Productions Ltd., has been shortlisted by Audio Production Awards 2017 for ....

Best Digital Producer

This award recognises an individual who understands the social media environment, and is able to deliver smart, creative content that makes full use of the platform it’s on.

The nomination is for Dan's work to promote the B7 Media's Dan Dare Audio Adventures, through more than 4 uniquely crafted films. Here is one of the films: Dan Dare - A Brief History.

Raising Awareness with the Lantern Project

Chat Noir Productions have been awarded Best Social Awareness film at the Wirral International Film Festival for their work on U.T.D. (Unstructured Therapeutic Disclosure). This film was made for the Lantern Project, a Wirral-based charity that helps people who have suffered abuse to become survivors instead of victims.

Special thanks to the great actors involved in this project: Richard Dodd, Harry Carmichael, Steve Lofthouse, Mike Lockley. Bravery award to Gary and Alan, who shared their harrowing stories for this film.