Filk song: Oscar

My friend Nicole Bloomsmith wrote this fun love song to actor Oscar Isaac. I recorded and produced the track as well as playing guitar. Enjoy!




I recently designed and mixed two short films for Sigsaly Entertainment as part of their Indiegogo campaign for the feature film “Angle of Incidence.”  The second short, Portunus, is now online!

Give it a watch, check out the Indiegogo page, and chip in if you’re so inspired.

Watch Portunus here.

“Angle of Incidence” Indiegogo campaign

And here it is, the fundraising campaign for “Angle of Incidence.” The feature-length science fiction film is set in the same universe as “The Judas Run” and the upcoming short “Portunus,” and continues the story of a mysterious device and the various government and underworld factions who are in pursuit of it.

I have had a great time working on the prequels and look forward to doing the sound for the main film. It should be tons of fun.

Please check out the Indiegogo campaign, and kick in if you’re so moved. Thanks!

The Judas Run

I recently finished the sound mix for “The Judas Run,” a short film by Sigsaly Entertainment. The film is one of two prequels to Sigsaly’s forthcoming sci-fi action feature “Angle of Incidence,” which they’re about to start raising money for on Indiegogo.

For this short I was responsible for most of the post-production sound, including dialog edit, sound design and the final mix. Foley artists Steve Baldwin and Ele Matelan performed all of the foley for the film. Andrew Edwards of Blue Police Box Music composed the score. The same crew is working on the second prequel, “Portunus,” which is almost completed and should be out within the next week.

I’ll be announcing the Indiegogo campaign here later in the week, but in the meantime, I hope you enjoy the first prequel!

You can watch “The Judas Run” here.


Judas Run Poster

The unseen voices of Star Wars TFA

“There’s one. Set for stun.” – Stormtrooper who just spotted Princess Leia, “Star Wars: A New Hope.” Voice actor: unknown.

“Look, sir! Droids!” – Stormtrooper who found an o-ring in a sand drift on Tattoine,“Star Wars: A New Hope.” Voice actor: unknown.


Every Star Wars fan knows those lines. But how many people know who the actor was who said them? Matthew Wood, the Supervising Sound Editor for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” has posted what I believe to be an unprecedented mostly-comprehensive list of the voice actors in the new film. It’s not every single actor, and not the background walla stuff – it’s things like individual unnamed stormtroopers who have single lines that move the story forward or provide ambiance. It’s great to see voice actors getting recognized with this level of specificity.

Just as our sound designers have to create sound effects for new weapons, vehicles, and ambiences, the dialogue department will turn to voice actors to populate these new worlds.
– Matthew Wood

You can read Matthew’s post here.

Klingon Christmas Carol soundtrack recording!

Back in 2013 I created the sound design and music for the Chicago production of A Klingon Christmas Carol. In 2014 my music and design was used yet again, in the Chicago and Minnesota productions, and I expanded my original compositions into full pieces (theatre cues are frequently only a few seconds long) in order to create a soundtrack CD. The fantastic folks at Commedia Beauregard pressed up copies of the disc and we sold them at shows.

This year there is no Chicago production of A Klingon Christmas Carol, but perhaps the next best thing is this: the soundtrack is now available for download at CD Baby.  I’m really quite proud of the music from the show and I hope you enjoy it!



New Sound Library: Hard Drive Hash

I’ve released a second new sound effects library through Hard Drive Hash is a collection of 67 unprocessed sounds from failing hard drives, corrupted audio files and bad drivers.

These glitch sounds were harvested at peak rottenness as the computer valiantly tried to play back the detritus of recording sessions long past.

20 Short sounds (less than a second long).
40 Medium sounds (from 1-4 seconds).
7 Long sounds (5 seconds and up).

This set is great for sci-fi, cyberpunk and modern sound design. Hard Drive Hash is available from for $8.

** For a limited time you can get 25% off of “Hard Drive Hash” or  “Bent Circuits” by using the discount code GRIF25OFF at checkout. Expires April 1, 2015.


Hard Drive Hash