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.

Chat Noir filming at Bentley Motors

Chat Noir is filming at Bentley Motors this afternoon.

Chat Noir Productions documentary on BBC Inside Out

A DAN DARE mini-documentary will screen as part of an upcoming edition of "Inside Out" BBC North West on Monday 2nd October at 7.30pm.


The mini-documentary will tell the Frank Hampson’s story, celebrating Dan Dare and The Eagle, and bringing the story up-to-date showcasing our all-new audio adventures.

The film is still scheduled to be shown on Monday October 2nd at 7.30pm on BBC One North West. If you have a Sky Box you can watch the regional opt for the NW on channel 958. 

It will of course be on BBC iPlayer shortly afterwards for 30 days.

The mini-documentary was produced by Chat Noir.

Client explains how he makes money with our videos

An article written by a client - regarding a series of web videos made by Chat Noir Productions Ltd

"If you’re willing to pay for YouTube ads, you can increase viewership of almost any video.

I did this myself, with my investing videos. When I paid $500 a month to YouTube, we generated over 10,000 views for a designated video. When I didn’t, viewership went down to 100-200 views.

But the metrics are very misleading. I didn’t see a spike in subscribers commensurate with the increase in viewers, so I stopped advertising and my subscriber numbers continued to grow organically.

But here’s the most interesting thing I learned: The number of subscribers and viewers you have may not have any relationship to the amount of business you generate from your videos. I have 472 subscribers. Yet the number of inquiries I’ve received for speaking engagements all over the world and coaching requests (including requests to consult on video projects) has more than doubled in my practice since I started posting videos."

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Dan Dare: A Brief History at the Eagle Society Dinner

We were very proud to have our Dan Dare: A Brief History documentary screened at the Eagle Society Dinner last night with B7 Media.


Fine dining at The Allium by Mark Ellis

Filming today at the Allium by Mark Ellis and the food is smelling good!

Cutaway shoot for an upcoming project

A pickup day for Chat Noir Productions Ltd - some arty cutaways for an upcoming job.