Supervising Sound Editor, 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

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

Academy Award (Oscar) Nominee The Revenant Best Sound Editing

Golden Reel Nominee Courage Under Fire

Golden Reel Winner Pocahontas

Academy Award (Oscar) Winner Braveheart Best Effects, Sound Editing

Golden Reel Winner Braveheart