The Sound of Hugo

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection video profile, producer Michael Coleman sits down with the oscar nominated sound team of HUGO including co-supervising sound editor Philip Stockton, co-supervising sound editor Eugene Gearty, and re-recording mixer Tom Fleischman.

Video shot on location at Technicolor Sound at Paramount, Hollywood, CA.


Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Brian Selznick's award-winning novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret stars Asa Butterfield, as an orphan boy who lives in a Parisian train station. Sent to live with his drunken uncle after his father's death in a fire, Hugo learned how to wind the massive clocks that run throughout the station. When the uncle disappears one day, Hugo decides to maintain the clocks on his own, hoping nobody will catch on to him squatting in the station.
His natural aptitude for engineering leads him to steal gears, tools, and other items from a toy-shop owner who maintains a storefront in the station. Hugo needs these purloined pieces in order to rebuild a mechanical man that was left in the father's care at the museum -- the restoration was a project father and son did together.

When Georges (Ben Kingsley), the old man who runs the toy stand, catches on to the thievery, he threatens to turn Hugo over to the station's lone police officer (Sacha Baron Cohen, who makes every effort to send any parentless child in the station to the orphanage. But Hugo's run-in with Georges leads to a friendship with the elderly gentleman's goddaughter, Isabelle (Chloe Grace Moretz), who unknowingly possesses the last item Hugo needs to make the mechanical man work again.

Sound Credits

Jamie Baker Foley Editor
Kam Chan Foley Editor
Marko A. Costanzo Foley Artist (As Marko Costanzo)
Chris Fielder First Assistant Sound Editor
Tom Fleischman Re Recording Mixer
Eugene Gearty Sound Designer
Eugene Gearty Sound Effects Editor
Eugene Gearty Supervising Sound Editor
Charlotte Gray Cable Person
Bret Johnson Sound Re Recordist
Frank Kern Foley Supervisor
George A. Lara Foley Recording Engineer (As George Lara)
Marissa Littlefield Supervising Adr Editor
John Midgley Production Sound Mixer
Samuel Miille Sound Effects Assistant (As Sam Miille)
Branka Mrkic Dialogue Editor (As Branka Mrkic Tana)
Angela Organ Assistant Adr Editor
Silvana Pinto Sound Intern (As Silvano Pinto)
Mike Reardon Sound Maintenance
Martin Seeley Production Sound Mixer: Second Unit
Gisburg Smialek Second Assistant Sound Engineer
Steve F.B. Smith Sound Consultant: Dolby
Philip Stockton Dialogue Editor
Philip Stockton Supervising Sound Editor
Simon Brown Second Sound Maintenance (Uncredited)
Michael Fowler Adr Recordist (Uncredited)
Peter Gleaves Adr Mixer (Uncredited)
Adam Horley Adr Recordist (Uncredited)
Emmet O'Donnell Adr Assistant (Uncredited)
Andy Stallabrass Adr Mixer (Uncredited)
Greg Steele Adr Mixer (Uncredited)
Paul Tirone Sound Re Recordist (Uncredited)
Greg Zimmerman Adr Recordist (Uncredited)