From L to R: Kyle Koekemoer, James Matthes and Colin Daniel. And yes, you have to have a beard and wear glasses to work at Pressure Cooker okay
Collaborate to Elevate
Colin Daniel welcomes Kyle Koekemoer to Pressure Cooker Studios
Sound Designer Kyle Koekemoer is bringing his love of audio storytelling and technical expertise to the established team at Pressure Cooker. With a company approach of ‘made by many’, Kyle will now become the 17th team member to work under the roof of Pressure Cooker’s Cape Town studio. He will be bolstering the studio’s commercial offering by joining the Sound Design and Final Mix Department, where he will work alongside and collaborate with Pressure Cooker’s Colin Daniel.
Kyle’s passion for storytelling is infectious, whether in the film or commercial landscape. For the past 6 years, he has honed his craft, working at top post-production facilities, on high-end commercial brands. Recently nominated for a SAFTA for Best Achievement in Sound Design for his work on the film ‘Toorbos’ (for which Pressure Cooker incidentally won the SAFTA for Best Score), Kyle thought it was time for a new challenge.
‘When the call came to join the Pressure Cooker team, I couldn’t pass it up. I feel that I harmonise with their mindset and vision for sound in South Africa. I’m excited that they envision a future where we compete and collaborate on an international stage. We have stories that need to be told and the world is hungry for them.’ Says Kyle.
Kyle will be joining Sound Designer and Mixer Colin Daniel. Colin has been with Pressure Cooker for over 5 years working on some of the company’s most exciting projects, including the recent animated film Seal Team, The Ninety One Change campaign and his most recent commercials for Glenfiddich.
‘Kyle and Colin each bring a diverse and rich skillset with them and they are going to pool their collective knowledge and forge a new path together.’ Says Pressure Cooker’s Co-Founder James Matthes. Colin adds about his new collaborator and teammate: ‘Kyle brings with him such experience, creativity, technical know-how and (most importantly) attention to detail. I’m really excited to see our team at Pressure Cooker grow even more.’
If you’re headed to the Loeries this year, be sure to look out for the Pressure Cooker gang.
Pressure Cooker Did That
Pressure Cooker’s growth over the past years, especially in their commercial offering, has been really exciting to witness. If you haven’t been following, here are some of our favourite recent spots from their reel.
Volkswagen ‘New Taigo. Let’s Go’
Johnnie Walker ‘Walker Film’
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Since opening the doors of their humble basement studios in Woodstock in 2010, Pressure Cooker has established themselves as one of the top music and audio facilities in the country, now operating from the Cape Town city skyline nogal! Just look at these sexy studios.
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