Editor working from Kāpiti’s home studio wins Emmy


Sound editing from a home studio on the Kāpiti coast helped win the hit Netflix show Stranger Things an Emmy.

Sound editor Ryan Cole has worked in the film and television industry for over a decade and currently works as a dialogue editor on the series from his home studio just north of Wellington.

He has just returned to New Zealand from the awards ceremony in America with an Emmy for his work on episode seven of the critically acclaimed fourth season.

Cole described winning the award as an honor.

“It’s pretty heavy, yeah, you wouldn’t want to drop it on your foot,” Cole said.

“It was a lot of work, so it was good to go home with it, but honestly it was just an honor to be nominated,” he said.

Stranger Things is one of Netflix’s most successful television series, with the show’s latest season currently ranking second only to Squid Game as the most-watched on the streaming platform.

Cole’s work on the midseason finale helped the show win the Emmy.

“Well, Vecna’s voice this season is pretty powerful and amazing and Jamie Campbell Bower does an amazing job of it,” Cole said.

This isn’t Cole’s first Emmy – the show won the same award for season three.

Season five of the show has been confirmed as the last of the series and is set to hit the screens in 2024.

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