Supervising Sound Editor, Re-recording Mixer, Sound Designer

Home Town: North Hollywood, CA
First Concert: The Who

“I love what I do and over the years I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with many seasoned filmmakers, as well as directors just starting out. It is always exciting to realize their sonic vision, and guide them toward seeing how sound can create an intriguing and supportive landscape for the story they want to tell.”Bender began his sound career on “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Prior to joining Formosa Features, he spent over thirty years at Soundelux. As a co-founder at 18, he and his partners built a community and support system that set the stage for artistic excellence that fostered many successful careers in the sound community. Bender won an Oscar for the Sound Effects Editing for “Braveheart” (shared with Formosa’s Per Hallberg). Bender received Oscar nominations for “Blood Diamond“ and “Drive” and was awarded a scientific and technical award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the Advanced Data Encoding System.

Select Credits

The Red Sea Diving Resort Gideon Raff STX Re-Recording Mixer,Supervising Sound Editor
Nocturnal Animals Tom Ford Focus Features Supervising Sound Editor
The Revenant Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu New Regency Sound Designer,Supervising Sound Editor
The Hunger Games Gary Ross Lionsgate Sound Designer,Supervising Sound Editor
Blood Diamond Edward Zwick Warner Bros Supervising Sound Editor
Select Awards / Nominations

Blood Diamond Golden Reel Nominee

Blood Diamond Academy Award Nominee Best Achievement In Sound Editing

The Revenant BAFTA Award Winner Best Sound

The Revenant BAFTA Award Winner Best Sound

The Revenant Academy Award Nominee Best Sound Editing