WESTCHESTER, NY — Alchemy Post Sound (www.alchemypostsound.com) provided Foley sound services for nine films that are screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. Three of the films are participating in the festival’s prestigious US Dramatic Competition, while another two are included in the festival’s Premieres track.
Alchemy Post Sound is a 3,500-square-foot, dedicated Foley studio designed specifically for Foley by resident Foley artist Leslie Bloome. The Alchemy Post Sound team that worked on the Sundance submissions included Foley artist Bloome, Foley mixer Ryan Collison, Foley artist Joanna Fang, Foley mixer Connor Nagy and Foley editors Nick Seaman and Laura Heinzinger.
“We are always excited to work with promising young filmmakers and congratulate all those whose films are screening at Sundance this year,” says Alchemy Post Sound CEO Andrea Bloome. “Our Sundance projects this year include several remarkable films and involved inspired collaborations with gifted directors, supervising sound editors and re-recording mixers.”
Farewell Amor (US Dramatic Competition) is director Ekwa Msangi’s vibrant drama of an Angolan man who brings his family to the United States, after living apart for 17 years. Arjun G. Sheth served as supervising sound editor.
Never Rarely Sometimes Always (US Dramatic Competition) is writer-director Eliza Hittman’s spartan tale of a quiet, Pennsylvania teenager who, faced with an unintended pregnancy and no viable alternatives for termination in her home state, boards a bus and heads for a clinic in New York City. Chris Foster is the film’s supervising sound editor.
Shirley is director Josephine Decker’s drama of a young couple who move in with the famed author Shirley Jackson and her professor husband to find themselves fodder for the psycho-drama of Jackson’s next novel. Leslie Shatz served as supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer.
Zola (US Dramatic Competition) is director Janicza Bravo’s eccentric saga of two women who embark on a cross-country road trip, aiming to make money dancing in Florida strip clubs. Jon Flores was supervising sound editor and Leslie Shatz served as re-recording mixer.
Lost Girls (Premieres) is director Liz Garbus’ dramatization of Robert Kolker’s true-crime novel about a mother’s relentless fight for justice after her daughter goes missing in an affluent Long Island neighborhood. Leslie Shatz served as supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer on the project.
Promising Young Woman (Premieres), director Emerald Fennel’s debut feature, paints a perversely heroic portrait of a young woman, who, traumatized by her past, carries out a personal vendetta against male cruelty. Frederic Dubois served as re-recording mixer/supervising sound editor.
The Assistant (Spotlight) is director Kitty Green’s follow-up to her acclaimed Casting JonBenet. The film follows a young assistant to a prominent entertainment executive through the course of a single day, as she suffers a series of humiliations and degradations. Leslie Shatz is the film’s supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer.
The Climb (Spotlight), which won a Coup de Coeur prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, is director Michael Angelo Covino’s black comedy about two friends on a bicycling trip on the twisting roads of southern France. Ryan Billia is the feature’s re-recording mixer/supervising sound editor.
The Night House (Midnight) is director David Bruckner’s psychological horror film about a woman who is visited by disturbing dreams and visions following the unexpected death of her husband. Ric Schnupp acted as re-recording mixer/sound designer/supervising sound editor on the project.