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AUDIO FOR FOREIGN FILMS 36 POST OCTOBER 2016 INTERNATIONAL Sound Tuning in to the sound of foreign films BY JENNIFER WALDEN T ragedy, courage, love, friendship and family are universal themes. No matter what language the story is in, or how exotic the setting may seem, a good story transcends all boundaries and speaks to the heart of every human. Just like music and sound can speak universally, even if some of the meaning gets lost in translation. Post explores the soundtracks of a few foreign films that resonate on a human level. These world-class supervising sound editors and re-recording mixers share insight on the sound of Tomato Red, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki and Bilal: A New Breed of Hero. TOMATO RED For her second feature length film, Oscar- nominated Irish director Juanita Wilson has adapted Daniel Woodrell's novel "Tomato Red." This upcoming film follows Sammy (played by Jake Weary), an ex-con who finds himself in the rundown town of Venus Holler, in the Ozarks region of Missouri. There, his life intertwines with scheming siblings Jamalee (played by Julia Garner) and Jason Merridew (played Nick Roux), who are trying to escape their small-town fates by any means. Once again Wilson turned to the post sound talent at Ardmore Sound ( in Bray, Ireland, where she tapped supervising sound editor/sound designer Niall Brady, with whom she worked on her Oscar-nominated short film, The Door (2008). Brady is joined at Ardmore Sound by long-time collaborator, sound designer Steve Fanagan. Although they've worked together on numerous films, this was Fanagan's first film with director Wilson. Fanagan notes, "I really admired Juanita's other films and

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