Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl, Brandon Jones – Sound Editors – A QUIET PLACE | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews “A Quiet Place,” Sound Editors, Ethan Van der Ryn & Erik Aadahl, and Brandon Jones!


Oscar winning supervising sound editors of the film, which has received a 98% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes, Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl, who are also the founders of E² SoundE Squared is the sonic storyteller behind some of Hollywood’s most successful films and franchises including Godzilla, Argo, Transformers, and Kung Fu Panda.

Ethan Van der Ryn is a sound editor. He won 2 Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and King Kong. He earned further Academy Awards nominations for Transformers, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Argo.


If they hear you, they hunt you.

A Quiet Place is a 2018 American horror film directed by John Krasinski, who also stars alongside Emily Blunt, his real-life wife. The screenplay was written by Krasinski, Bryan Woods, and Scott Beck, based on a story by Woods and Beck. The plot follows a family who must live life in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.

Beck and Woods began working on the story in 2013, and Paramount Pictures bought their spec script in 2017. Krasinski then joined as director and wrote a new draft of the script. Principal photography took place later in the year in upstate New York.

A Quiet Place premiered at South by Southwest on March 9, 2018 and was released in the United States on April 6, 2018, by Paramount Pictures. It has grossed $71 million worldwide and received acclaim from critics, who called it a “smart, wickedly frightening good time”.