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Michael Hedges

Sound

Audio engineer Michael Hedges has won Academy Awards for his work on Peter Jackson blockbusters King Kong and The Return of the King. After starting in state television, Hedges went on to establish a reputation for his skills as a re-recording mixer, combining the many elements that make up a soundtrack. Aside from multiple movies featuring hobbits, he has also worked on Hunt for the Wilderpeople, What We Do in the Shadows, District 9, and Peter Jackson’s earlier films Heavenly Creatures and Braindead. His extensive CV also includes Kiwi classics Once Were Warriors, Boy and The World's Fastest Indian.

I really love communicating and talking with people, and bringing their movies to life. Mike Hedges

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Lowdown Dirty Criminals

2020, Sound - Film

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Mortal Engines

2018, Sound - Rerecording Mixer - Film

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Stray

2018, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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The Breaker Upperers

2018, Sound - Film

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Beyond the Known World

2017, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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One Thousand Ropes

2017, Sound - Senior Re-recording Mixer - Film

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The World in Your Window

2017, Sound - Re-Recording Mixer - Short Film

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The Inland Road

2017, Sound - Rerecording Mixer - Film

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Pork Pie

2017, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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The Changeover

2017, Sound - Re-Recording Mixer - Film

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Mahana

2016, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

2016, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Chasing Great

2016, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Tickled

2016, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Born to Dance

2015, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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What We Do in the Shadows

2014, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

2014, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

2013, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Antarctica: A Year on Ice

2013, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Fresh Meat

2012, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

2012, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Shihad - Beautiful Machine

2012, Sound Mix - Film

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When a City Falls

2011, Sound Mix - Film

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The Orator - O Le Tulafale

2011, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Love Birds

2011, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Matariki

2010, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell

2010, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Boy

2010, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Home by Christmas

2010 - Film

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Diagnosis: Death

2009, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Separation City

2009, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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The Lovely Bones

2009, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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The Vintner's Luck

2009, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Rain of the Children

2008, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Second-Hand Wedding

2008, Sound Mix - Film

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Show of Hands

2008, Sound Mix - Film

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Eagle vs Shark

2007, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Earthquake

2006, Sound Mix - Television

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No. 2

2006, Sound - Re-Recording Mixer - Film

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Out of the Blue

2006, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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King Kong

2005, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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The World's Fastest Indian

2005, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Spooked

2004, Sound Mix - Film

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The Little Things

2004, Sound Mix - Short Film

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Water

2004, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Short Film

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Freaky

2003 - 2005, Sound Recordist - Television

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For Good

2003, Sound Mix - Film

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Perfect Strangers

2003, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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The Locals

2003, Assistant Sound Mix / Re-recording Mixer - Film

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2003, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2002, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Toy Love

2002, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Snakeskin

2001, Sound Mix - Film

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Stickmen

2001, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Street Legal - First Episode

2000, Sound Mix - Television

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Hopeless

2000, Sound Mix - Film

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Street Legal

2000 - 2005, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Television

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Duggan

1999, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Television

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Greenstone

1999, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Television

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Infection

1999, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Short Film

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Getting to Our Place

1999, Sound Mix - Television

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Greenstone - First Episode

1999, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Television

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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

1999, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Street Legal - Pilot

1998, Sound Mix - Television

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When Love Comes

1998, Sound Mix - Film

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Willy Nilly

1998, Sound Mix - Short Film

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Delf

1997, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Short Film

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The Ugly

1997, Sound Mix - Film

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Topless Women Talk about Their Lives

1997, Sound Mix - Film

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Broken English

1996, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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The Frighteners

1996, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Cinema of Unease

1995, Sound Mix - Film

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Dirty Creature

1995, Sound - Short Film

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Topless Women Talk about Their Lives (Series)

1995, Sound Mix - Television

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War Stories

1995, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Red Scream

1994, Sound Mix - Short Film

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Heavenly Creatures

1994, Sound Mix - Film

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Once Were Warriors

1994, Sound Mix - Film

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Stroke

1994, Sound Mix - Short Film

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The Last Tattoo

1994, Co-Sound Mix - Film

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Kupe - Voyaging by the Stars

1993, Sound Mix - Television

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A Game with No Rules

1993, Sound Mix - Short Film

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Desperate Remedies

1993, Sound Mix - Film

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Typhon's People

1993, Sound - Television

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A Cat Among the Pigeons

1992, Sound - Television

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Braindead

1992, Sound Mix - Film

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Crush

1992, Sound Mix - Film

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Valley of the Stereos

1992, Sound - Short Film

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Pleasures and Dangers

1991, Sound Mix - Television

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Chunuk Bair

1991, Sound Mix - Film

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Te Rua

1991, Sound - Film

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Ruby and Rata

1990, Sound - Film

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Ruia Taitea: The World is Where We Are

1990, Sound Mix - Film

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Snail's Pace

1989, Sound - Short Film

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Dixie Chicken - Episode Five

1987, Sound - Television

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Dixie Chicken - Episode Three

1987, Sound - Television

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Dixie Chicken - Episode Two

1987, Sound - Television

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This is Your Life - Charles Upham

1985, Sound - Television

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Speakeasy - Breaking In

1983, Sound - Television

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Loose Enz - Press for Service

1982, Sound - Television

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Live from Chips - Mark Williams

1981, Sound - Television

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Loose Enz - The Good Samaritan

1981, Sound - Television

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Loose Enz - Free Enterprise

1981, Sound - Television