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Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound Pick Participants for September Documentary Music and Sound Design Lab

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 20, 2014 at 2:23PM

The Sundance Institute will conduct 15 labs this year with the goal of helping emerging talent to improve their storytelling skills. The Institute and Skywalker Sound have chosen the filmmakers and composers for their second documentary music and sound design lab at Skywalker Sound in Northern California to be held this September.
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The Sundance Institute will conduct 15 labs this year with the goal of helping emerging talent to improve their storytelling skills. The Institute and Skywalker Sound have chosen 

the filmmakers and composers for their second documentary music and sound design lab at Skywalker Sound in Northern California to be held this September.

These residential Sundance labs collectively represent 20 weeks of residency support and mentorship for promising new independent film and theatre projects and artists from the United States and around the world.

At the Music and Sound Design Lab, a joint initiative of the Institute’s Film Music Program and Documentary Film Program, composers, sound designers and directors will learn how to collaborate on designing a film soundtrack via workshops and creative exercises, under the tutelage of experienced film composers and music professionals. Creative Advisors this year include: composers Todd Boekelheide and Miriam Cutler; re-recording mixer Lora Hirschberg; and editor Vivien Hillgrove. 

Artists and projects selected for the 2014 Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Lab – Documentary (Sept. 15-23) are:

Filmmakers:

All filmmakers selected for this Lab have been supported by the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program.

Marc Silver (director) / 3 1/2 Minutes: 3 1⁄2 Minutes dissects the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, the aftermath of this tragedy and contradictions within the American criminal justice system.

Mike Day (director) / The Island and the Whales: The pilot whale hunters of the Nordic Faroe Islands believe that hunting is vital to their way of life, but when a local doctor makes a grim discovery about the effects of marine pollution, environmental changes threaten to end the controversial tradition and change the community forever.

Anna Sandilands and Ewan McNicol (co-directors) / Uncertain: On the shores of a dying lake, neighbors in the once outlaw town of Uncertain, Texas, are haunted by their pasts and battling for their future—a tender, humorous southern gothic tale.

Bill Ross and Turner Ross (co-directors) / Western: Eagle Pass, Texas, and Piedras Negras, Mexico are border towns and a harmonious vision of the modern frontier. Cowboys and lawmen share the desert landscape while international business and multicultural bonds flourish across the Rio Grande. But when darkness descends, two men in Eagle Pass face a new reality that threatens their way of life. 

Composers:

Kent Sparling is a San Francisco Bay Area composer and improviser who employs techniques of manipulation and montage on a wide range of natural sounds, traditional instruments and home-made electronics. He’s released seven CDs of experimental music,and created original scores for feature films by Wayne Wang, Eduardo Sanchez, and Frazer Bradshaw. He sound-designed and mixed Lance Hammer’s Ballast, Braden King’s HERE, David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Kelly Reichardt’s Night Moves and Ira Sachs’ Love is Strange.

Linda Oh is a bassist from Perth, Australia, based in New York City. She performs with Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Kenny Barron and has released three albums to critical acclaim. She received an ASCAP Jazz Composer’s award, 2nd place at the BASS2010 Competition and was the 2012 Downbeat Critic's Poll "Rising Star.”

Ross Garren is a Los Angeles-based pianist, harmonicist, and composer. He received his B.M. from the University of Southern California where he was named Outstanding Graduate in Composition. In addition to an active freelance career, he has released numerous solo records, has written music featured on a number of television shows, and has served on staff at the Musician's Institute.

Sage Lewis is a Los Angeles-based composer who has frequently been writing music for US productions filmed in foreign countries including India, Cuba, Pakistan, Haiti, Iran, Italy, Indonesia, Peru and Colombia. His scores have been presented by Havana Film Festival, LA Film Festival, Palm Springs, Telluride, and Slamdance. He also composes for the NYC fashion brand Maiyet.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.