The Maldives Film Awards 2011 was held on the 4th of July 2011, and was attended by H. E. President Nasheed as the chief guest, accompanied by Madam Laila. It is the premier awards event for the small but vibrant local film industry, held by the Maldives Film Association. The event was sponsored by Enchanteur and managed by High Rise Pvt. Ltd.
The ceremony included performances by top local talents such as Unoosha and Ravi (and dancers), and also included a performance by Benny Dayal, who frequently sings for A. R. Rahman. In addition, the event also featured a spectacular lazer display, curated by Shamin of Beam On.
The Cue-list’s requirements were quite straight forward as it was an awards ceremony. The main challenge was to get a good frequency-response on the FOH and MONs, given the bad acoustical nature of the venue. To address this, we employed JBL SRX 700s with the dbx DriveRack 4800 and spent a good amount of time, fine-tuning for the best frequency-response possible.
Live / Tour Sound Company: Island Music, Maldives.
Team: Hambe, Shan, Amiko and I