The Sound of All is Lost

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection profile we explore Director J.C. Chandor's new film, All is Lost. This film features only one character and contains almost no dialogue yet is brought to life by the talented sound and music team including Re-recording Mixer and Sound Designers Steve Boeddeker and Brandon Proctor and Supervising Sound Editor Richard Hymns of Skywalker Sound and Music Composer Alex Ebert.


Academy Award® winner Robert Redford stars in All Is Lost, an open-water thriller about one man’s battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Written and directed by Academy Award nominee J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) with a musical score by Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), the film is a gripping, visceral and powerfully moving tribute to ingenuity and resilience.

Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner’s intuition, and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest.

Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.

Sound Credits

Gillian Arthur Sound Mixer
Micah Bloomberg Sound Mixer
Scott Brewer Engineering Services
Danny Caccavo Digital Editorial Support
Jenna Dalla Riva Foley Recordist
Danielle Dupre Recordist
Andre Fenley Assistant Supervising Sound Editor
Sandra Fox Foley Assistant
Ryan J. Frias Digital Editorial Support
Jack Heeren Foley Recording Mixer
Richard Hymns Supervising Sound Editor
Goro Koyama Foley Artist
Mike Lane Client Services
Michael Levine Digital Audio Transfer
Brian Long Engineering Services
Dmitri Makarov Digital Editorial Support
Andy Malcolm Foley Artist
Stephen Muir Foley Recordist
Mike Peters Post Production Sound Accountant
Eva Porter Client Services
Gary Rydstrom Sound Consultant
James Spencer Assistant Re Recording Mixer
Don White Foley Recording Mixer