The Sound of Real Steel

Who says robot boxing won't happen in 2020?! “Real Steel” plays out this fantasy as robots have replaced humans in boxing in this Shawn Levy film (“Night at the Museum” franchise and “Date Night”).

Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) loses a chance to become a boxing champion when robots take over, and he becomes a small-time promoter. When he has difficulty making a living, he reluctantly teams up with his son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build a robot that can contend for the championship.

The stunning visual effects behind the robots can only be brought to life by believable sound. The team responsible for this difficult task include Craig Henighan (sound designer, sound re-recording mixer, supervising sound editor), Skip Longfellow (first assistant sound editor), Warren Hendriks (sound designer), Rob Nokes (sound effects field recordist), and Dan O'Connell (foley artist).

Grab your boxing gloves and step into the ring!


A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, “Real Steel” stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8- foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.

Sound Credits

James Ashwill Foley Mixer
Ron Bedrosian Adr Mixer
Steve Cantamessa Sound Mixer
Derek Casari Adr Stage Engineer
John T. Cucci Foley Artist (As John Cucci)
Susan Dawes Dialogue Editor
Neal Garon Epk Sound Recordist
John Guentner Foley Mixer
Warren Hendriks Sound Designer
Craig Henighan Sound Designer
Craig Henighan Sound Re Recording Mixer
Craig Henighan Supervising Sound Editor
Bobby Johanson Adr Mixer
Oleg Kulchytskyy Sound Re Recording Mixer
Scott La Rue Boom Operator
Wayne Lemmer Sound Designer
Skip Longfellow First Assistant Sound Editor
Helen Luttrell Dialogue Editor
Paul Massey Sound Re Recording Mixer
Rob Nokes Sound Effects Field Recordist
Dan O'Connell Foley Artist
Erin Michael Rettig Sound Engineering
Dan Sharp Re Recordist
Greg Steele Adr Mixer
Bruce Tanis Foley Editor
Gary Thomas Boom Operator
Greg Zimmerman Adr Recordist