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 2015 Midnight Special (sound re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor) (completed)
 2015 Z for Zachariah (sound re-recording mixer)
 2014 Reality (sound re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (sound designer) / (sound re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2014 Camp X-Ray (sound re-recording mixer)
 2013 Thor: The Dark World (sound designer)
 2013 The Smurfs 2 (sound designer: Skywalker Sound - as William Files)
 2013/I Now You See Me (additional sound designer)
 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness (additional sound designer) / (sound re-recording mixer)
 2013 Prince Avalanche (sound designer) / (sound re-recording mixer)
 2013 Wrong Cops (sound re-recording mixer)
 2012 Where the Trail Ends (Documentary) (sound re-recording mixer)
 2012 Brave (sound re-recording mixer: Dolby Atmos mix - uncredited)
 2012 Mud (sound designer) / (sound re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (sound designer) / (sound re-recording mixer)
 2012 Compliance (sound re-recording mixer)
 2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (sound effects editor)
 2011 The Smurfs (sound designer)
 2011 The Tree of Life (additional sound designer)
 2011 Megamind: The Button of Doom (Video short) (sound mixer - as William Files)
 2011 Drive Angry (additional sound re-recording mixer - as William 'Fairlane' Files)
 2011 Take Shelter (sound re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound designer)
 2010 Let Me In (sound re-recording mixer - as William Files) / (supervising sound designer - as William Files)
 2010 The Last Airbender (additional sound re-recording mixer) / (sound effects editor)
 2010/I The Good Life (Short) (sound designer) / (sound re-recording mixer)
 2010 Skateland (sound re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound designer)
 2009 Rain, Rain (Short) (sound re-recording mixer)
 2009 Merry Madagascar (TV Short) (sound designer) / (sound re-recording mixer - uncredited) / (supervising sound editor)
 2009/I 9 (sound designer - as William Files) / (sound re-recording mixer - as William Files) / (supervising sound editor - as William Files)
 2009 Coraline (sound effects editor - uncredited)
 2009 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (sound re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2008 Goodbye Canarsie (Short) (sound designer) / (sound re-recording mixer)
 2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2008 City of Ember (additional sound designer)
 2008 Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (Video Game) (cinematic sound designer) / (sound re-recording mixer)
 2008 Two Lovers (sound effects editor - as William Files)
 2008 Cloverfield (additional sound re-recording mixer - as William Files) / (sound designer - as William Files) / (supervising sound editor - as William Files)
 2007 Beowulf (assistant sound designer)
 2007 Bee Movie (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2007 Enchanted (assistant sound designer - as William Files)
 2007 The Simpsons Movie (sound effects editor - uncredited)
 2007 Ratatouille (assistant sound designer)
 2006 Eragon (assistant sound designer - as William Files)
 2006 The Shimmering (Short) (sound re-recording mixer)
 2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours (Video Game) (assistant sound designer)
 2006 Bobby (assistant sound designer: Skywalker Sound)
 2006 Lady in the Water (assistant sound designer)
 2006 Monster House (additional sound designer) / (additional sound re-recording mixer - as William E. Files)
 2006 Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (Documentary) (assistant sound designer)
 2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown (assistant sound designer - as William Files)
 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (assistant sound designer - uncredited)
 2005 War of the Worlds (assistant sound designer - as William E. Files)
 2005 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (Video Game) (cinematic sound designer)
 2004 The Incredibles (assistant sound designer)
 2004 The Polar Express (assistant sound designer - as Will E. Files)
 2004 Shrek 2 (assistant sound designer)
 2004/I Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (assistant sound designer)
 2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (assistant sound designer) / (assistant sound editor)
 2003 Shrek 4-D (Short) (additional sound re-recording mixer) / (assistant sound designer - as William Files)
 2003 Darkness Falls (assistant sound designer)
 2002 A Walk to Remember (sound editorial production assistant - as William Files)
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Alternate Names:

Will E. Files | William 'Fairlane' Files | William E. Files | William Files

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