An incredible look at how sound is used in the filmmaking process and features notable film personnel including sound designers Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The Godfather) Ben Burtt (Star Wars, Raiders Of The Lost Ark) and Gary Rydstrom (Saving Private Ryan, Toy Story). Directors such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, David Lynch, Barbra Streisand, Sofia Coppola, Christopher Nolan and Ryan Coogler also feature.


"It's a must-watch” - Screen Daily

“A delight”  - The Hollywood Reporter 

"Mesmerizing, thoroughly engrossing" - Film Threat

“An erudite and impassioned documentary” - IndieWire


Making Waves showcases the primal storytelling power of sound through the personal histories, experiences and expertise of sound pioneers who became award-winning artists in Sound Design. The film features interviews with premier sound designers like Walter Murch, Gary Rydstrom, and Ben Burtt, as well as great film directors known for working so closely with their sound designers, like George Lucas, Robert Redford, Peter Weir, Christopher Nolan, Sofia Coppola, David Lynch, and Ai-Ling Lee.


Filmmakers: Midge Costin
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Runtime: 94'
Format: HD



Nominated- Best First Documentary Feature- Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards


festival highlights

Tribeca Film Festival 2019

Cannes International Film Festival 2019