Sound For Film

Sound Designer • Editor • Re-recording mixer


In addition to composing original music, I also work as a sound designer and re-recording mixer for both feature and short-subject programs.

Variety Magazine’s Robert Koehler gave us the following praise in his Sundance review of Lance Hammer’s award-winning debut, “Ballast”.

“Exquisite soundtrack should be studied by American filmmakers of all types, since it relies on actual sound derived from the story's evocative environment, without a drop of composed music.”

Here is a link to the archived full review at Variety

Michael Read of the San Francisco International Film Festival said this about my work on Frazer Bradshaw’s “Everything Strange and New”.

“Equally resonant is the brilliant soundscape, tempered by Kent Sparling’s hushed electro-acoustic score...”  

David Parkinson of The Guardian cited only two American films in his “Top 10 Films You Probably Won’t Have Seen” list, both of which had soundtracks I helped create.  He wrote this about “Ballast”.

“This grindingly rigorous and austerely authentic tale of an African-American shopkeeper trying to reconnect with his family is superbly enacted by the non-professional cast, while Kent Sparling's inspired sound design saps the spirit with each squelching footstep and doleful car journey along a characterless backwater highway. Simultaneously beautiful and bleak, warm and sombre, this is what slice-of-life cinema should look and feel like.”


And here is a recent review citing the music and sound for Eduardo Sanchez’s “Seventh Moon”.

“...Sanchez has another trick up his sleeve. The soundtrack and sound design of Seventh Moon is absolutely brilliant.  Superbly atmospheric ambient music and eerie sounds paint a picture of the surroundings ...the music jumps in and grabs the audience, spraying a very unnerving and grim atmosphere across the whole film.”

Please follow this link for a little more info about my sound-for-film work.