Denis Kilty

ORIGINAL MUSIC • SOUND DESIGN • SOUND MIX

I collaborate from Ireland with a global
network of creatives, creating captivating, award-winning
original music + sound design for film.

250+ campaigns heard by
millions of people worldwide.

I plant 1,000 trees each year with
HomeTree to capture carbon.

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MUSIC COMPANY OF THE YEAR
IRELAND • LBB Immortal Awards 22
SOUND COMPANY OF THE YEAR
IRELAND • LBB Immortal Awards 22
SOUND COMPANY OF THE YEAR
IRELAND • LBB Immortal Awards 21
MUSIC COMPANY OF THE YEAR
IRELAND • LBB Immortal Awards 21
SOUND DESIGN
BRONZE • Kinsale Sharks 2022
Original Music
BRONZE • ICAD 2022
Original Music
BRONZE • Kinsale Sharks 2021
Original Music
BRONZE • Kinsale Sharks 2021
Original Music
BRONZE • Kinsale Sharks 2021
Original Music
SILVER • ICAD 2021
Original Music
BRONZE • ICAD 2022
WINNER
Sound Design • The One Club 'Young Guns' 2020
Best New Score
GOLD • ADCE 2018
Original Sound Design
BRONZE • ICAD 2021
FINALIST
Sound Design • The One Club 'Young Guns' 2019
Best Original Music
BRONZE • London Intl. Awards 2019
Best New Composer
GOLD • Kinsale Sharks 2018
Best New Sound Designer
GOLD • Kinsale Sharks 2018
BEST SOUND MIXING
SHORTLIST • Kinsale Sharks 2020
OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN
SHORTLIST • Cresta Intl. 2020
Best Original Sound Design
GOLD • Lisbon Intl. Awards 2019
Best Original Music
SILVER • Lisbon Intl. Awards 2019
Best Original Sound Design
BRONZE • Lisbon Intl. Awards 2019
OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN
SHORTLIST • Cresta Intl. 2019
Best Original Sound Design
COMMENDED • ICAD 2019
Best Use Of Music
SILVER • Kinsale Sharks 2019
Best Use Of Music
BRONZE • Kinsale Sharks 2019
Best Original Score
GOLD / ICAD 2018
Best New Industry Talent
ICAD • 2017
Best Original Sound Design
SILVER • ICAD 2018
Best Original Score
BRONZE • Kinsale Sharks 2017
Best Original Score
SILVER • ICAD 2017

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Capturing Resilience When The World Stops
Director • Warner Shaw

College football was a big casualty of Covid in America. With a general pause in social gatherings, upcoming sports stars lost out dramatically on the opportunity to progress in their professional careers.

I worked with Hawaiian-American director Warner Shaw to tell the story of these players and bring focus to the idea that when the world stops, you don't.

Director, Edit, Grade: Warner Shaw Music + Sound Design: denis.

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Protect This House: A Spine-tingling Ode to Redemption
Under Armour

Under Armour's cinematic, spine-tingling film, directed by Iconoclast's Jonas Lindstroem, follows a downtrodden football team facing a loss at half-time during an important final. Packed with an electric tension, the film documents the trials and tribulations of training in competitive sports and the mental hardships that need to be overcome in order to win. Created by 72andSunny Amsterdam, the film coalesces around Under Armour's age-old mantra - 'Protect This House'.

The Music + Sound
The film is built around this chant, and so I was tasked with embedding it into the music and a soundscape of electrifying moments - from screaming heads in ice baths to tense training regimes, the film is a whirlwind of intense moments of physical and mental testing. The film is both intimate and grand - I had to capture that raw, visceral sense of determination. The impact of lockers in the opening scenes was a key signifying element in building the energy of the film from the humble locker room to a powerful, spinetingling climax.

Director: Jonas Lindstroem Production: Iconoclast Agency: 72andSunny Amsterdam Original Music + Sound Design: denis.

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Innovation U: The Story of Oregon Ducks Football
Oregon Football

Oregon Ducks have relased Innovation U - a high-impact, energetic tribute to the rich history and remarkable evolution of the American Football team, as documented vividly in their 400-page Innovation University Book.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Warner Shaw and narrated by legendary Sportscaster anchor Neil Everett, Innovation U serves as a tribute to the relentless pursuit of excellence that defines the Oregon Football program.

The Music + Sound
I worked with Warner to craft an engaging music soundtrack; blending contemporary, percussion-driven trap music with detailed sound design, capturing the epic journey of Oregon Football through its modernisation and evolution.

Director: Warner Shaw Music + Sound Design: denis.

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Conquering the Desert with Radical Luxury Off Roading
Brabus

Brabus has launched the groundbreaking Crawler - a limited edition, luxury 'off-roader' designed exclusively for desert racing. Built to dominate the dunes, the Crawler boasts a 900hp engine - and you can't drive it on conventional roads. Directed by the inimitable Tom Thessman, the film itself is a cinematic ode to freedom unleashed.

The Sound
I was tasked with showcasing the sound of the Crawler, capturing its singular, almost animalistic engine. I spent a lot of time detailing the car itself, right down to the suspension response against the desert, and the sense of exhilaration felt while blasting across the wild desert expanse.

The Music
I composed a gritty, dreamlike soundscape, blending human voices and deep, brooding analog synths. I wanted to capture the feeling of being intoxicated with pure freedom, culminating in a powerful, adrenaline-filled climax.

Director: Tom Thessman Music + Sound Design: denis.

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Crafting the Sound of Supersonic Flight with Boom
Boom Supersonic

The Denver-based supersonic jet manufacturer recently teamed up with Ntropic London to produce an exciting reveal film for Overture, its flagship jet. The film offers a glimpse into the past and future of aviation, and a sonic experience that matches the jet's sleek design and futuristic capabilities.

The Sound
I was tasked with creating a thrilling audio experience, to try and pull the viewer through a majestic, fast-paced journey covering aviation design right through to breaking the sound barrier,

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The Sound of Holidays with Orlebar Brown
Orlebar Brown

Orlebar Brown, the luxury swimwear brand, has released a nostalgic short film that celebrates their tailored men's swimwear collection, 'Bulldog'. Directed by Cian McKenna and produced by Not Just Any, the film takes viewers on a beautiful journey through dreamlike scenes, capturing the peace and tranquillity of holidays.

The Sound

I sound-designed textures using nostalgic analogue photography foley, then blurring it with sounds of laughter, relaxation and details of beautiful holiday scenes. You can hear the subtle sound of a dock, the soft stitching of fabric and the natural sound of the ocean.

I composed a piano-centric composition, 'treating' its sound during the opening flurry of images like an old-time recording. Later, the piece evolves, blending warm strings with the sounds of the ocean.

Production: Not Just Any Director: Cian McKenna music + sound design: denis.

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The Unrefined Trailer That Drove Fans Wild
EA GAMES

After a decade hiatus, EA Games finally dropped the trailer for its iconic franchise; Skate. This was no ordinary game trailer - Skate is always about the fans, and so, instead of a highly-polished and cinematic promo, they released a pre-pre-pre-pre Alpha teaser to involve fans in the process and give them a glimpse of what's to come.

The Sound

My brief was to seamlessly blend the old and the new, working with the original game sounds from the '07, '08, and '09 releases to showcase the advancements that awaited in the next instalment. This film was unique in that it was for a video game, so it required a very different set of rules for sound design accurately. The team at EA were adamant that the sounds were faithful to the quality of the new in-game audio they have crafted for the game.

The Process

The beginning of the trailer is far barer, using only the old sounds, but as we move toward the latter half, we can hear the fidelity of the sounds improve, along with the realism and accuracy. Every minute detail, from the grinds of axles over metal versus wood to the effect of wheels rolling over different textured surfaces, had to be meticulously stitched together to authentically represent the playing experience.

Production: Los York Director: Dane Del Deo

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Naija Odyssey Nominated at The British Arrows
Whatsapp

Fresh from its Amazon Prime debut, the film made in collaboration with WhatsApp has been nominated at the prestigious British Arrows for Best Branded Film. 'Naija Odyssey' - directed by Nono Ayuso & Rodrigo Inada - chronicles the life and origins of NBA All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The story moves between three different countries, Nigeria, Greece and Milwalkie, reflecting the rich cultural background Giannis had, and how it shaped his career entering into Basketball. The goal was to create an immersive, memory-like narrative, crossing seamlessly between spaces and ideas in beautiful visual storytelling.

The Sound
I sound-designed the entire film, working with US Agency Translation, production house Partizan, composer Paulo Gallo and VFX house Mathematic to tell the epic tale.

Agency: Translation Production: Partizan

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Making an Impact on the Big Screen at CES 2023
AMD

I recently collaborated with the team at TBWA\Chiat\Day to craft the immense, multiscreen opening film for Advanced Microchip Device's keynote at CES 2023 in Las Vegas.

Directed by Warner Shaw at Be Grizzlee, the film was split across three massive screens at the conference, taking the 5,000-strong audience and over two hundred thousand online viewers on an epic visual journey, teeing off CEO Lisa Su's keynote speech.

Agency: TBWA\Chiat\Day Director: Warner Shaw Production: Be Grizzlee

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Launching Asia's Metaverse
ZTX

In 2022, Jump Crypto and ZEPETO launched ZTX - a joint blockchain initiative and the largest metaverse in Asia with over 400 million lifetime users.

The Sound

I collaborated with Ntropic LA to compose & sound dseign their high-impact brand launch film. The visuals are a melange of different abstractions, each representing the malleability of the Metaverse space and the creative possibilities within.

Creative Director: Nate Robinson VFX: Ntropic LA Music + Sound Design: denis.

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Stunning Macro Fluid Art & Vibrant Musical Energy
Colourtrend

Ireland’s leading decorative paint company Colourtrend tasked Irish agency Boys + Girls to create a vibrant world of colour to showcase the creation of their paint. The film reveals the beauty of how paint formulates using mesmerising, real-time Fluid Art by Roman de Giuli captured in his lab in Germany. Directed by Brian Willaims, the experiments were filmed in camera in real time using high frame rate cameras, creating a wonderful world of slow-motion colour.

The Music + Sound

I worked with the team to craft a deep, luscious soundscape that dances with the kinetic energy of the paint as the emulsion powder and pigments melded together. I was already a big fan of Roman’s iconic fluid art, so adding an acoustic dimension to his experiments was a fascinating process.

Agency: Boys + Girls Director: Brian Williams Fluid Art: Roman De Giuli Music + Sound Design: denis.

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