MSD completed the audio editorial package (sound design, 5.1 mixing, etc.) for Alin Bijan’s feature film Ghost of Goodnight Lane. The film stars Billy Zane (Titanic), Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls), Matt Dallas (Kyle XY), Danielle Harris (Halloween), Richard Tyson (Black Hawk Down) and Brina Palencia (Star-Crossed). Providing the original score was AMIN EMAM of 12-Elements.

Click on the picture above to stay updated on the project or the link below to view on IMDb


Stay tuned for more updates and we’ll “keep you posted”.


MSD recently completed the audio editorial package for Andrew Lohrenz’s feature film SUBURBANITE. His psycho drama stars Frank Mosley, Joe Nemmers, Jodie Moore, Max Hartman, and Susana Gibb. MSD provided sound design, foley, sfx, adr, and a 5.1 surround sound mix. SUBURBANITE is scheduled to premiere at the 2014 BARE BONES FILM FESTIVAL.


(and a splendid time at HIFF was had by all!)

Marshall Sound Design is very proud to have provided the complete audio editorial package for writer/director Eric Steele’s feature film

Bob Birdnow’s Remarkable Tale of Human Survival and the Transcendence of Self.

Produced by Adam Donaghey this incredible work, featuring an outstanding debut performance by Barry Nash (pictured at right with sound designer/re-recording mixer Johnny Marshall) and an equally impressive supporting role by Robert Longstreet, premiered to critical acclaim at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

Keep an eye (and an ear) on this one!


The outstanding filmmaking duo of Steve Franke and Liz Franke have struck gold again with the latest edition, Summer’s Shadow, in their highly successful series of family features. The film stars Todd Terry, Mark Hanson, Julie Erickson, Liz Franke, Aidan Langford, and featuring Belle Shouse as Summer. 

We certainly shouldn’t forget to toss a bone or two to Bailey for his awesome performance as Shadow.


2013 Indie Memphis Film Festival

Awards Ceremony 

“and the

Ron Tibbett Excellence in Filmmaking Award

goes to . . . “

Bob Birdnow's Remarkable Tale of Human Survival and Transcendence of Self

directed by Eric Steele

produced by Adam Donaghey

sound design by Johnny Marshall

Shane Carruth’s feature film, UPSTREAM COLOR, stars Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins, Frank Mosley, and Carolyn King. The film is Shane’s long awaited return to the big screen following his time travel masterpiece, PRIMER, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2004.


Sundance 2013 Awards Ceremony - Park City, Utah     January 26, 2013

“. . . a film that we thought had absorbing use of sound and incredible aural inventiveness. The U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Sound Design goes to Shane Carruth and Johnny Marshall for Upstream Color.

                                                       - Clare Stewart, BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE

            “Upstream Color - beautiful, poetic art”

                                                          - Joseph Gordon-Levitt

                                                    “intensely elliptical sight-and-sound collage”

                                                                                                        - Justin Chang, VARIETY

                        “a unique mind-bending achievement”

                                                                      - Jordon M. Smith, IONCINEMA    

“one of the most immersive soundscapes I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to in a film”

                                                                                                                    - Aaron Peck, HIGH-DEF DIGEST


Johnny and Shane outside the Eqyptian Theatre on Main Street in Park City, Utah following the 2nd Sundance 2013 screening of UC.

Toby Halbrooks(prod - Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) short film DIG had its world premier at the 2014 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL in Park City, UTAH.

MSD provided the sound design and 5.1 mix for the film. The odds of having a short film in Sundance this year was .008 percent. DIG was one of the 66 short films selected out of 8,161 submissions so major kudos go out to all involved!

Click on the live link below to view the short.

A short clip from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony

(download time is based on your connection speed)

Sincerest thanks go to the LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE for honoring the sound design that Shane Carruth and Johnny Marshall created for UPSTREAM COLOR with their nomination for Technical Achievement of the Year. Congratulations go to Tim Webber, the winner in this category, for his visual effects in GRAVITY. Click on the live link at right for a complete listing of the categories and nominees in the 2014 LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE FILM AWARDS.

Recently premiering at  SXSW 2014 for was Augustine Frizzell’s beautiful short film I WAS A TEENAGE GIRL starring Atheena Frizzell and Claire Stuart Meiner. MSD provided the sound design and mix on this very special short film. Big thanks go to Yen Tan (Pit Stop) for the movie poster design.

Following it’s world premiere at SUNDANCE 2014 Toby Halbrooks’ short film DIG (see below) also screened at SXSW 2014 in the same category.

Two excellent shorts from two excellent Texas filmmakers.

On the heels of NY director Patrick Wang’s critically acclaimed IN THE FAMILY (2012 Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Feature) is his latest dramatic feature film THE GRIEF OF OTHERS. Patrick’s moving screenplay is based on the novel by Leah Hager Cohen. "Isn't it a funny and fine thing to realize: that being whole nearly always requires not just the tending of ourselves but the tending of our bonds with others?" -LHC on the message behind the novel. MSD is so very proud to be providing the complete audio editorial package including sound design and 5.1 mixing.

Cameron Bruce Nelson’s feature film SOME BEASTS is currently in audio post at MSD. The film was beautiful shot by HutcH (Pit Stop) and stars Frank Mosley (Upstream Color), Heather Kafka (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), and Lindsay Burdge (Frances Ha).