VOICES FROM KAW THOO LEI
I am excited to announce a recent Audible Shift award! Voices from Kaw Thoo Lei, directed by Martha Gorzycki, won Best Sound Design Award at the 2016 World Premiere Film Awards in Ottawa, Canada. It was also nominated for Best Sound Design at the Portsmouth International Film Fest in the UK. It's heartening that sound design so nuanced, textured and subtle as the design I crafted alongside Martha is noticed and celebrated. I spent hours manipulating traditional songs from the Karen region in Burma into nearly unrecognizable tones, and dissected organic elements recorded from the land around their villages into sinewy textures, which we then wove into an undulating mix intended to compliment the survivors' stirring stories of years of war. Voices From Kaw Thoo Lei is a beautifully animated film comprised of hundreds of photographs that lends a poetically effective voice to a devastating issue that needs to be heard.