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‘The Matrix’ Sound Editor and Designer To Receive Career Achievement Award

Supervising sound editor and designer Dane A. Davis — who won an Oscar for 1999’s The Matrix — will receive Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Career Achievement Award during the org’s 71st annual Golden Reel Awards, which will be held March 3 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. 

 “With his work on The Matrix, Dane Davis set a new standard for how to use sound to create worlds, add impact to stories, and arouse the emotions of the audience,” said MPSE president Mark Lanza. “Since then, he has continued to innovate across features, animation, television, and other mediums. We are excited to recognize his unique accomplishments with our annual Career Achievement Award.” 

Davis has been a sound editor and designer for four decades. His roughly 180 film, TV and game credits include the Wachowski sisters’ Matrix series, as well as Speed RacerSense8Bound, and Jupiter Ascending. Additional credits include Allen v Farrow, 8-Mile, Ender’s Game and Black Adam. He’s also a voiceover actor with credits including Treasure Planet and The Animatrix.

He founded Danetracks, a sound company that also mentored many young people through its internship program. In addition to his Oscar, Davis has won four MPSE Golden Reel Awards and a BAFTA Award.

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