Sound Design: JEREMIAH MOORE
Sound Mix: JEREMIAH MOORE
Dialogue Recording: JEREMIAH MOORE
Director: ELLEN BRUNO
Editor: ELIZABETH FINLAYSON
DP: ELLEN KURAS

Sound design was an interesting challenge for this film. It was important to be emotionally "safe," yet also truthful about the experience. Ultimately the answer was in warmth, in familiarity, and in details. The sounds ultimately were all of things that can be found in the home or otherwise in the child's life, and generally of a more personal scale. A cup sliding on a counter, a toy car pushed on a wood floor, and on a carpeted floor. Fireworks were small bottle rockets, not big professional blasts. The monster is a friendly voice playing at being faux-menacing.

Interestingly, I was part of the small crew (of three) who shot most of the interviews. Ellen Bruno is a wonderful interviewer, able to be totally present and listening, and to create a nice space for the kids to explore these real matters in a serious - but not too heavy - way. Ellen Kuras was incredibly low key, carrying a bare minimum of lighting (a china ball, a huge edison base incandescent bulb, and a few bits of gel and diffusion...) Very light on the hardware, not sure we used a single lighting stand or tripod the whole time. Camera handheld or in lap. For sound recording, I tucked out of the way and used a handheld boom. It was a sweet handful of days.

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