The Music of The Martian with Composer Harry Gregson-Williams

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection sound profile Jon Burlingame talks with Composer Harry Gregson-Williams about his work on Director Ridley Scott's film The Martian.


During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

Sound Credits

Dafydd Archard Additional Sound Re Recording Mixer
Ben Chick Foley Recordist
Michael Fentum Sound Designer
Judah Getz Adr Mixer
James Harrison Sound Effects Editor
Attila Kohari First Assistant Sound: Second Unit
Ferenc Lukacs Adr Recordist
Paul Massey Sound Re Recording Mixer
Benjamin McCulloch A.D.R. Recordist
Adam Mendez Foley Mixer
Gyorgy Mihalyi Second Assistant Sound
Gyorgy Mohai Communication System Engineer
Chris Navarro Adr Mixer
Bence Nemeth Second Assistant Sound: Second Unit
Mac Ruth Production Sound Mixer
Szabolcs Stella First Assistant Sound
Balazs Varga Second Assistant Sound
Mark Sheffield International Versions (Uncredited)