The Sound of The Fighter

The SoundWorks Collection recently captured an intimate discussion with the sound team of Director David O. Russell's "The Fighter".

In this 50-minute discussion, we are led through the creative process by Supervising Sound Editor/Designer Odin Benitez, M.P.S.E., Re-Recording Mixer Myron Nettinga, and Re-Recording Mixer John Ross, C.A.S.

The discussion was moderated by Bruce Carse.


As a welterweight from the wrong side of the tracks, Irish-American Dicky Eklund is the pride of working class Lowell, Massachusetts. Living in his shadow is his half-brother and sparring partner Micky Ward. After fighting Sugar Ray Leonard, Eklund plunges into a nightmare of crack addiction, violence and prison. His family's hopes are crushed in the wake of Dicky's decline. Like a real life Rocky, Micky fights on his own terms and pulls his family out of despair with his meteoric rise in the ring. Freshly paroled Dicky finds redemption training his little brother, now known as "Irish" Micky Ward, for his Welterweight Championship bout with Shea Neary.

Sound Credits

Odin Benitez Sound Designer
Odin Benitez Supervising Sound Editor
Jason Brennan Sound Effects Editor
Brian Courchine Boom Operator
Andreas Drost Dubbing Recordist
Stefan Fraticelli Foley Artist
Anton Gold Sound Mixer
Beau Hilkene Second Assistant Sound Editor
Kaspar Hugentobler Sound Re Recording Recordist
Ryan Lukasik Foley Assistant
Ron Malligers Foley Recordist (As Ron Melleghers)
David C. Manahan Sound Utility (As David Manahan)
David Marcus First Assistant Sound Editor
Myron Nettinga Sound Re Recording Mixer
Patrick O'Sullivan Adr Supervisor
Patrick O'Sullivan Dialogue Supervisor
Eliza Pollack Zebert Adr Editor
Eliza Pollack Zebert Dialogue Editor
Paul Ratajczak Sound Re Recording Mixer
Trent Richmond Foley Editor
John Ross Sound Re Recording Mixer
Pernell L. Salinas Second Assistant Sound Editor (As Pernell Salinas)
Victoria Rose Sampson Adr Editor (As Victoria Sampson)
Victoria Rose Sampson Dialogue Editor (As Victoria Sampson)
Jeff Sawyer Sound Effects Editor
John Sievert Foley Artist
Eric Thomas Boom Operator
Christopher T. Welch Adr Editor
Christopher T. Welch Dialogue Editor
Randy Wilson Foley Recordist
Courtney Bishop Adr Recordist (Uncredited)
Scott Cannizzaro Adr Mixer (Uncredited)
Eric Maldin Assistant Adr Engineer (Uncredited)
Michael Miller Adr Mixer (Uncredited)
Tim O'Connell Foley Artist (Uncredited)
Kevin Schultz Foley Mixer (Uncredited)
David J. Schwartz Additional Sound Mixer (Uncredited)
Greg Steele Adr Mixer (Uncredited)
Andrew Troy Sound (Uncredited)
Vance Walden Adr Mixer (Uncredited)
Rabb Whitehead Adr Recordist (Uncredited)
Greg Zimmerman Adr Recordist (Uncredited)