New York, NY (October 31, 2006)–Cut + Run/NY officially kicked off its new sound and mixing division with a short film by award-winning preeminent director Wim Wenders. The new Nokia-sponsored film features David Bowie as a guide to innovative and compelling music stores around the globe, and features sound design and mix by Cut + Run’s centerpiece talent, Jun Mizumachi.
Leading independent music stores from around the world–including Fat Beats (New York), Reckless (Chicago), Modern Sound (Rio), Hard Wax (Berlin) and Mona Records (Tokyo)–will offer a personalized selection of new music in conjunction with Nokia. The promotional documentary film weaves short interviews from each store with Bowie’s insights and enthusiastic commentary.
“The idea of working with Wim Wenders was daunting because he is such a legend,” said Mizumachi. “But it turned out to be a wonderful experience and an opportunity of a lifetime. Our shared passion for music–which is at the heart of this project–informed the process and made for a great collaboration.”
Mizumachi’s Cannes and Clio award-winning sound design is heard by millions all over the world on major ad campaigns such brands as Nike, Pepsi, IBM, Budweiser, Miller Lite, GMC, Saab, AT&T and Cingular. He also works with major networks and cable stations creating audio identities for station logos and IDs. He has also collaborated with feature film directors including Martin Scorsese and the Coen Brothers.
“Jun and I had worked together years ago and I think it was a mutual goal to somehow get back together,” explained Cut + Run/NY co-founder Chuck Willis. “When Susan and I first built Cut + Run everyone asked what the empty room was for and we always replied, ‘That’s where Jun is going.’ He hung in there for a year while we got his studio together and here we are. Great editorial needs great sound, music and mixing.”
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