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Dave Whitehead is known for Dune (2021), District 9 (2009) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017). See full bio »

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Known For

Dune Sound Department
District 9 Sound Department
Blade Runner 2049 Sound Department
King Kong Sound Department


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 2022 Horizon Forbidden West (Video Game) (Cinematic Sound Designer: Sweet Justice Sound Ltd)
 2021 Dune (sound designer)
 2021 The Power of the Dog (sound designer)
 2020 Shadow in the Cloud (creature vocal)
 2018 Mortal Engines (sound designer)
 2018/II They Shall Not Grow Old (Documentary) (fx editor)
 2017 Blade Runner 2049 (additional sound design)
 2017 Okja (sound designer)
 2017 Attraction (sound designer)
 2016/VI The Escape (Short) (sound designer: White Head)
 2016/II Arrival (sound designer: Alien Vocals)
 2016 Cleverman (TV Series) (sound designer - 6 episodes)
- Terra Nullius (2016) ... (sound designer)
- A Man of Vision (2016) ... (sound designer)
- Sun and Moon (2016) ... (sound designer)
- A Free Ranger (2016) ... (sound designer)
- Containment (2016) ... (sound designer)
 2016 Bling (sound designer)
 2015 Accidents, Blunders and Calamities (Short) (sound mixer)
 2015 Feeder (Short) (sound)
 2015 Chappie (sound designer)
 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (sound designer - as David Whitehead)
 2014 Barcelona, la rosa de foc (Documentary) (additional sound designer) / (sound designer)
 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (sound designer)
 2013 Wolf Creek 2 (additional sound design)
 2013/I Elysium (sound: design)
 2013 Snowpiercer (sound designer)
 2013 Jack the Giant Slayer (additional sound designer)
 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (sound designer)
 2012 Deano and Nige's Best Last Day Ever (sound designer)
 2011 Dr Grordbort Presents: The Deadliest Game (Short) (sound mixer)
 2011 The Adventures of Tintin (sound: design)
 2011 Abiogenesis (Short) (sound designer)
 2011 The Rite (sound designer)
 2010 Darryn Exists (Short) (sound editor)
 2010 Working Day (Short) (sound designer)
 2010 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (Video Game) (sound designer: cinematics)
 2010 Matariki (supervising sound editor)
 2010 Das Tub (Video short) (sound mixer)
 2010 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (additional sound effects designer - as David Whitehead)
 2010/I Something Special (Short) (sound designer)
 2010 Blank Spaces (Short) (sound editor)
 2009 The Lovely Bones (sound designer)
 2009 District 9 (alien vocals) / (sound designer)
 2009/I Poppy (Short) (sound designer)
 2009 The Strength of Water (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles (special sound designer)
 2008 A Song of Good (sound editor)
 2007-2008 The Big Picture (TV Series documentary) (sound designer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... (sound designer)
- Episode #1.6 (2007) ... (sound designer)
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... (sound designer)
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... (sound designer)
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... (sound designer)
 2007 The Water Horse (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2007 The Ten Commandments (sound effects editor)
 2007 Dragon Wars: D-War (sound effects editor)
 2007 Eagle vs Shark (supervising sound editor)
 2006/I Out of the Blue (supervising sound editor)
 2005 King Kong (sound designer - as David Whitehead)
 2005 RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' (Video documentary) (sound designer - as David Whitehead)
 2005 The World's Fastest Indian (sound effects editor)
 2005 The Ring Two (sound effects editor) / (supervising sound effects designer)
 2005 Boogeyman (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2005 Tama Tu (Short) (supervising sound editor)
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (sound effects editor - as David Whitehead)
 2003 The Locals (sound designer)
 2003 The Legend of Johnny Lingo (supervising sound editor)
 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (sound effects editor - as David Whitehead)
 2001 The Platform (Short) (sound effects editor)
 2001 The Other Side of Heaven (sound effects editor)
 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (sound effects editor - uncredited)
 2001 Kids World (sound effects editor)
 2001 Snakeskin (sound designer)
 2000 Accidents (Short) (sound designer)
 2000 She's Racing (Short) (supervising sound editor)
 2000 Jack of All Trades (TV Series) (sound editor - 3 episodes)
- Seventy Brides for One Brother (2000) ... (sound editor)
- Croque for a Day (2000) ... (sound editor)
- The People's Dragoon (2000) ... (sound editor)
 2000 Wild Blue (sound editor)
 2000 The Price of Milk (sound editor)
 2000 The Dark Knight (TV Series) (sound designer)
 2000 Infection (Short) (sound)
 2000 Channelling Baby (sound editor)
  Cleopatra 2525 (TV Series) (sound editor - 1 episode, 2000) (sound effects editor - 1 episode, 2000)
- Home (2000) ... (sound editor)
- Quest for Firepower (2000) ... (sound effects editor)
 1999 Like an Angel (Short) (supervising sound editor)
 1999 Savage Honeymoon (sound editor)
 1999 Scarfies (sound editor)
 1999 Greenstone (TV Series) (sound editor)
 1999 I'll Make You Happy (sound editor)
 1998 Blinder (Short) (supervising sound editor)
 1998 Venus Blue (Short) (sound designer)
 1998 Heaven (sound)
 1997 Delf (Short) (sound designer)
 1997 The Ugly (sound designer)
 1994 A Little Death (Short) (sound designer)
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Personal Details

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Alternate Names:

David Whitehead

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