Asa Shoul Wins HPA Award
Molinare Senior Colourist, Asa Shoul, won the coveted HPA Award for Outstanding Color Grading – Television for his work on Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ on Thursday evening.
The awards, organised by the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), recognises outstanding creative achievement in the post production field, and the award is one of only two broadcast grading awards worldwide.
Asa comments: “It’s an honour to accept this award for The Crown, which has been an exceptional project to work on, and it’s especially rewarding to have received this recognition from my industry peers.”
“Through a combination of fantastic production design, makeup, cinematography and direction, we believe we achieved a beautiful graded image, and one that played testament to the ambitious nature of the series. As a colourist it was lovely to have the freedom to achieve what we did and the trust that production gave to us with the grade is something we are truly grateful for.”
The event took place at The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles and Asa’s work was nominated alongside ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘The Last Tycoon’, ‘Genius’ and ‘The Man in the High Castle’.
The HPA award is the second that Asa has received for his work on the hit Netflix show having won a BAFTA Craft Award for Special, Visual & Graphic Effects earlier this year. Asa has previously won three International Monitor Awards for ‘Arabian Nights’, ‘Merlin’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and received Emmy Awards Honors for ‘Shackleton’.
Asa’s recent credits include Sky Atlantic’s ‘Tin Star’ and feature films ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ and ‘The Mercy’. He’s also graded the second series of The Crown which launches on Netflix on the 8th of December.