Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Out Now

The wait is over! Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 is released today in cinemas in the UK. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie and produced by Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie and David Ellison, the film features an all-star cast including Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson. The film was edited by Eddie Hamilton with cinematography by Fraser Taggart and features a spectacular score by Lorne Balfe.

We were delighted to work on both picture and sound post-production for this hotly anticipated feature film, which was sound mixed by Academy-award winning re-recording mixer Chris Burdon and colour graded by BAFTA-winning colourist Asa Shoul. The production dailies were completed by the brilliant Warner Bros. De Lane Lea Dailies team who travelled worldwide assisting the production on their shoot.


The incredible action sequences were one of the mixing challenges on Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1, but we were in the unique position where Tom Cruise, having performed all the mind-blowing stunts himself, was on the mixing stage with us, sharing how it sounds during filming.

Whether it’s the sound of numerous car impacts during the car chase or the intense sound of wind during the skydive, we are always trying to mix the music, dialogue and effects to channel what Tom Cruise and Chris McQuarrie want the audience to feel.” Chris Burdon, Re-Recording Mixer



“This film was three years in the making, included over 4000 visual effects shotswith colour grading taking place remotely from UK to Florida. It was an epic mission to complete! 

The process started by testing multiple film and digital formats months before production. The team oversaw dailies and QC’d thousands of VFX shots in high dynamic range so that we could spot any issues way ahead of the final grade. A year before the final grade we spent time in production setting a colour bible with cinematographer Fraser Taggart. 

The grade changed considerably by the end but the early sessions were invaluable for exploring different looks to enhance the story arc and to balance chase scenes that were filmed months apart in multiple locations from Rome in the summer to the UK in the winter.” Asa Shoul, Colourist


Many congratulations to our friends and colleagues who worked so hard to bring this film to our screens.


Watch the official trailer below: