The Sound of Drive

Supervising Sound Editor Lon Bender talks about his work on Director Nicolas Winding Refn’s film "Drive".

The project was mixed at Sound One by Re-recording Mixers Roberto Fernandez and Dave Paterson.

Video Courtesy of CSS Studios.


A lone-wolf Hollywood stunt driver (Ryan Gosling) moonlights as a freelance getaway wheelman, and he finds his solitary existence taking on new meaning after befriending Irene (Carey Mulligan), the lonely wife of convicted felon Standard (Oscar Isaac), and her young son Benicio (Kaden Leos). When Standard gets released from prison and is strong-armed into committing a bold daytime robbery, the Driver offers his services in an effort to help the repentant ex-con cut his ties to the criminal underworld. Things get complicated, however, when the robbery goes unexpectedly awry, and the Driver just barely manages to escape alive. When the take from the job proves to be stratospherically higher than the Driver was led to believe, it quickly becomes apparent that they were set up. Later, thugs threaten to kill Irene and Benicio, and all evidence points to transplanted New York crime boss Bernie Rose (Albert Brooks) and his hot-headed partner Nino (Ron Perlman) as the masterminds. As the Driver attempts to turn the tables on them, it becomes clear that the chain of command goes much higher than he could have ever anticipated.

Sound Credits

Julie Altus Adr Recordist
Lon Bender Sound Designer
Lon Bender Sound Supervision
Sean Byrnes Sound Utility
Kerry Ann Carmean Sound Effects Editor (As Kerry Carmean Williams)
Krissopher Chevannes Sound Recordist
Robert Eber Sound Mixer
Scott Edelson Boom Operator
Victor Ray Ennis Sound Designer
Victor Ray Ennis Supervising Sound Editor
Robert Fernandez Sound Re Recording Mixer
Paul Hackner Foley Editor
Catherine Harper Foley Artist
Dan Korintus Dialogue Editor
Darrin Mann Foley Mixer
Christopher Moriana Foley Artist
Dave Paterson Sound Re Recording Mixer
Dean St. John Adr Mixer
Greg Steele Adr Mixer
John C. Stuver Dialogue Editor (As John Stuver)
Damian Volpe Sound Effects Editor
Greg Zimmerman Adr Recordist
Peter Zinda Sound Effects Editor
Mark DeSimone Adr Mixer: New York (Uncredited)