Paul Hackner is an award winning sound designer and mixer who was born in South Africa, raised in Los Angeles, and attended Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Paul's 20+ year career as a audio engineer and sound designer has included work on over 130 films and other projects. Notable feature projects include the The Incredible Hulk, Drive, Sinister,... See full bio »

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The Revenant Sound Department
The Hunger Games Sound Department
Drive Sound Department
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Sound Department


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 2020 Trolls World Tour (supervising sound editor) (post-production)
 2015 The Invisible World (Video documentary short) (sound editor) (completed)
 2019 Crawl (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
  Too Old to Die Young (TV Mini-Series) (re-recording mixer - 10 episodes, 2019) (sound designer - 10 episodes, 2019)
- Volume 10: The World (2019) ... (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
- Volume 9: The Empress (2019) ... (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
- Volume 8: The Hanged Man (2019) ... (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
- Volume 7: The Magician (2019) ... (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
- Volume 6: The High Priestess (2019) ... (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
 2019 Prayers of a Saint (Short) (re-recording mixer)
 2018 Haunted (TV Series) (sound designer - 6 episodes)
- Stolen Gravestone (2018) ... (sound designer)
- Alien Infection (2018) ... (sound designer)
- Children of the Well (2018) ... (sound designer)
- Demon in the Dark (2018) ... (sound designer)
- The Slaughterhouse (2018) ... (sound designer)
 2018 #metoo gumshoe (Short) (sound mixer)
 2018 Hover (re-recording mixer)
 2018/I Delirium (sound designer)
 2018 Do You Trust This Computer? (Documentary) (re-recording mixer)
 2017/I It (sound designer)
 2017 Serenity (Short) (dialogue editor)
 2017 Zero-Zero (Short) (sound: designer)
 2016 Incarnate (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2016/I Day of Reckoning (dialogue editor) / (re-recording mixer)
 2016 In Dubious Battle (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2016 Virtual High (Short) (supervising sound editor)
 2016 Lowriders (supervising sound editor)
 2016 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (foley editor)
 2016 Compadres (sound effects editor)
 2016 Somebody's Mother (re-recording mixer)
 2015 Mazel Toes (Short) (supervising sound editor)
 2015 The Revenant (dialogue editor)
 2015 Curve (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2015/II Visions (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2015 Sinister 2 (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2015 Insidious: Chapter 3 (supervising sound editor)
 2014 The Restoration (Short) (sound recordist)
 2014 Touch the Wall (Documentary) (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2014 Selma (sound effects editor)
 2014/IV Dirty Laundry (Short) (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2014/I Mercy (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2014 Mockingbird (sound effects editor)
 2014 Mystical Traveler (Documentary) (re-recording mixer)
 2014 Scaremonger (Short) (supervising sound editor)
 2014 Misunderstood (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2014 Lost River (sound effects editor)
 2014/II The Red House (re-recording mixer)
 2014 App (Short) (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2014 Indigenous (supervising sound editor)
 2014 A Haunted House 2 (supervising sound editor)
 2014 Contrapelo (Short) (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer) / (sound editor) / (supervising sound editor)
 2012-2014 Chicago Fire (TV Series) (sound effects editor - 35 episodes)
- A Rocket Blasting Off (2014) ... (sound effects editor - uncredited)
- Keep Your Mouth Shut (2014) ... (sound effects editor - uncredited)
- Virgin Skin (2014) ... (sound effects editor - uncredited)
- Tonight's the Night (2014) ... (sound effects editor - uncredited)
- Out with a Bang (2014) ... (sound effects editor - uncredited)
  Farmed and Dangerous (TV Mini-Series) (sound designer - 4 episodes, 2014) (re-recording mixer - 3 episodes, 2014)
- Ends Meat (2014) ... (sound designer)
- Raising the Steaks (2014) ... (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
- Passing the Buck (2014) ... (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
- Oiling the Food Chain (2014) ... (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
 2014 The Heebie-Jeebies (Short) (sound designer)
 2013 24 After (Short) (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2013 Watertruck (Short) (supervising sound editor)
 2013 Way in Rye (Short) (supervising sound editor)
 2013 The Best Man Holiday (dialogue editor)
 2013 Skinwalker Ranch (re-recording mixer)
 2013 The Hunted (re-recording mixer)
 2013 N.Y.C. Underground (Video) (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2013 BlackBoxTV (TV Series) (sound designer - 2 episodes)
- Up to Here (2013) ... (sound designer)
- The Audition (2013) ... (sound designer)
 2013 Jäger des Augenblicks - Ein Abenteuer am Mount Roraima (Documentary) (sound editor)
 2013 Sonny (Short) (re-recording mixer)
 2012 First in Flight (Short) (supervising sound editor)
 2012 Movement One (Documentary) (sound editor)
 2012/V The Factory (sound effects editor)
 2012/I Much Ado About Nothing (dialogue supervisor)
 2012 The Apparition (co-supervising sound editor)
 2012 Step Up Revolution (sound effects editor)
 2012 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange (TV Series) (sound designer - 1 episode)
- Founding Fruit (2012) ... (sound designer)
 2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting (sound editor)
 2012 Nesting (supervising dialogue editor)
 2012 The Hunger Games (sound editor)
 2012/I Sinister (re-recording mixer) / (co-supervising sound editor)
 2012 It's in the Blood (sound effects editor)
 2011 Hold for Laughs (Short) (sound)
 2011 God in the Box (Video documentary) (dialogue editor)
 2011 The Truth About Angels (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2011 Footloose (sound effects editor)
 2011/I Drive (foley editor)
 2011 Hood to Coast (Documentary) (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2010/I Discover the Gift (Documentary) (sound designer)
 2010 Little Fockers (sound effects editor)
 2010 Skyline (sound effects editor)
 2010 Lifted (re-recording mixer)
 2010 West of the Moon (Short) (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2010 Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home (Documentary) (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2010 The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2010 Our Family Wedding (assistant sound editor) / (sound re-recording mixer: temp mix - uncredited)
 2009 Blue Moon Day (Video short) (sound mixer)
 2009 Voices Unveiled: Turkish Women Who Dare (Documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 2009 Ecoheartland (Documentary) (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2009 The Pit (Documentary) (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2009 Ninja Assassin (sound effects editor)
 2009 The Line (foley supervisor) / (re-recording mixer)
 2009 Void (Short) (sound designer)
 2009 Red Sands (dialogue and adr editor)
 2009 Hit and Run (Video) (foley supervisor) / (re-recording mixer)
 2008 Punisher: War Zone (sound effects editor)
 2008 Amusement (dialogue editor)
 2008 Copperhead (TV Movie) (sound effects editor)
 2008/I The Garden (Documentary) (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2008 The Incredible Hulk (sound effects editor)
 2008 Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (dialogue editor)
 2008 Crips and Bloods: Made in America (Documentary) (sound editor)
 2007 Return to House on Haunted Hill (Video) (dialogue editor)
 2007 Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (Documentary) (dialogue editor)
 2007 Skate. (Video Game) (dialogue editor) / (sound recordist)
 2007 Battle in Seattle (dialogue editor)
 2007 The Hunting Party (adr & dialogue editor)
 2007 Illegal Tender (dialogue editor)
 2007/I The Invasion (sound editor)
 2007 Live! (sound editor)
 2007 Pride (dialogue editor - uncredited)
 2006 Little Chenier (adr editor) / (dialogue editor)
 2006 The Reef (adr editor - uncredited) / (dialog: editor - as Paul Hackner M.P.S.E.)
 2006 Farmers Almanac TV (TV Series documentary) (re-recording mixer)
 2005 Red Thread (assistant supervising sound editor)
 2005 Dirty (dialogue editor)
 2005 Path of Destruction (TV Movie) (dialogue editor)
 2005 Roll Bounce (assistant sound editor) / (sound editor)
 2005 Underclassman (dialogue editor)
 2005 Dark Water (assistant sound editor)
 2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (dialogue editor)
 2005 Blackberries (Short) (sound)
 2005 Bigger Than the Sky (sound editor)
 2005 Hustle & Flow (dialogue editor)
 2005 Inside Deep Throat (Documentary) (dialogue editor)
 2004 In Good Company (assistant sound editor)
 2004 The Raven (Short) (adr mixer)
 2004 Around the Bend (dialogue editor)
 2004 Sideways (assistant sound editor)
 2004 Kinsey (dialogue editor)
 2004 Bet Your Life (TV Movie) (sound editor)
 2004 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (dialogue editor)
 2004 In the Realms of the Unreal (Documentary) (re-recording engineer)
 2004 Riding Giants (Documentary) (dialogue editor)
 2004 Spartan (adr editor)
 2004 Chrystal (dialogue editor)
 2003 The $cheme (production sound mixer)
 2003 The Matrix Revolutions (assistant sound editor)
 2003 The Matrix Reloaded (assistant sound editor)
 2003 The Animatrix (Video) (assistant sound editor)
 2003 Final Flight of the Osiris (Short) (assistant sound editor)
 2003 Cradle 2 the Grave (assistant sound editor)
 2003 Bukowski: Born into This (Documentary) (sound)
 2002 8 Mile (assistant sound editor)
 2002 OT: Our Town (Documentary) (co-supervising sound editor)
 2001 The Theory of the Leisure Class (sound editor)
 2001 The Matrix Revisited (Video documentary) (sound re-recording engineer)
 2001 The Velvet Tigress (Short) (re-recording mixer)
 2001 Velocity Rules (Short) (sound editor)
 2001 Dogtown and Z-Boys (Documentary) (sound re-recording engineer)
 2000 Dragonheart: A New Beginning (Video) (sound recordist)
 1999 Ave María (dubbing editor) / (re-recording mixer)
 1998 Light Speed (re-recording mixer) / (sound editor)
 1998 Malaika (sound mixer)
 1997 Eve's Bayou (apprentice sound editor)
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