Heard City: Yes We Cannes

Heard City mixer Cory Melious has collaborated with director Jeremy Saulnier on a feature film that premiered at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
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New York, NY (May 23, 2013)-Heard City mixer Cory Melious has collaborated with director Jeremy Saulnier on a feature film that premiered at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

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On the heels of mixing the documentary In God We Trust and the feature film Lily for their Tribeca Film Festival debuts, Melious mixed Blue Ruin, the tale of a mysterious beach bum who performs a botched act of vengeance in an effort to stand up for his estranged family.

Saulnier approached Melious with the task of creating a mix and complete sound design in just two weeks. Heard City, a boutique audio post-production company located in New York's Flatiron district servicing the advertising, motion picture and television industries, was equal to the task, systematically working its way through the mix and edit.

"I was instantly captivated when Jeremy sent me a screener of the film," noted Melious. "While I knew the production schedule was tight, I was confident Heard City could handle it, and I knew I wanted to be part of this project."

After premiering to enthusiastic response during the Director's Fortnight at Cannes, Blue Ruin was promptly acquired in the first major deal of a film screening at the festival by RADiUS-TWC, which called it "one of the most exceptional discoveries [in] years."

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