Sushi Girl is one of those films that sound editors and designers can really go nuts over, given that the film is rich with well nuanced performances and has lots of room for creative design. The film oozes with tasty allusions to exploitation and grindhouse cinema, pulp literature, film noir and the revenge genre, yet the stylish production design and the refined cinematography provide Sushi Girl with a polished and elegant edge. This is great for us, as “gritty and grimy with a touch of class” production values present a perfect visual canvas on which to mix “brutally real” sounds with “lyrical and poetic” design.
After a very productive spotting session with director Kern Saxton, producer Suren Seron, sound effects editor Steven Avila and supervising sound editor Trip Brock (on Monkeyland's A Stage), I was able to generate a very detailed road map which our sound effects and Foley crews have been utilizing on the sonic journey into the dark world of sushi.
|Tony Todd as "Duke"|
|Mark Hamill as "Crow"|
|Noah Hathaway as "Fish"|
|James Duval as "Francis" and Andy Mackenzie as "Max"|
Steven Avila, Alexander Pugh and I are tag-teaming on sound effects, harmonizing to the material our Foley team has been dishing out and adding tasteful layers of dissonance and cacophony.
|David Dastmalchian as "Nelson"|
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