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SonicPool Extends Work in Theatrical Arena, New Projects Include “Smother” and “Lonely Street”

Hollywood, CA, September 15, 2008 – Continuing its run on providing audio services to the feature film industry, SonicPool, one of Hollywood’s leading post facilities, specializing in audio and video finishing, edit suite rentals, and full post-production services, has completed the mix for a new theatrical trailer promoting the upcoming film “Smother,� and has also provided the sound design and final mix for the film “Lonely Street.� The announcement was made by John Frost and Patrick Bird, co-founders, SonicPool.


The theatrical trailer promoting “Smother� is playing in theatres now, with the film opening during late September. SonicPool worked with client Karl Hirsch, the producer of the trailer, and his company Aglet Post.

Said Hirsch, “We wanted the sound mix for the ‘Smother’ trailer to match the quality of the feature and its cast as best as possible, and wanted the trailer to have a ‘studio-picture’ sound. Unfortunately, we did not have a ‘studio-picture’ budget. SonicPool was a perfect fit; the mix was exceptional, they worked with our budget and schedule, and John Frost’s additional creative input helped make the trailer work much better than I thought possible. Both myself and our clients were quite pleased with the final mix, and I have since become a loyal client to SonicPool.�


“Smother,â€? from Variance Films, stars Diane Keaton and Dax Shepard. The storyline is as follows: “What would you do if your mother moved in with you and just wouldn’t leave? When Noah Cooper (Shepard,) age 29, is fired from his job as a therapist, he thinks his day can’t possibly get worse. When he arrives home, his already full house gets even crazier when Marilyn (Keaton,) Noah’s overbearing mother, arrives with her five dogs in tow needing a place to stay. Comedy ensues as Noah learns to deal with the pressures of finding a job, a wife who desperately wants a baby, and worst of all a mother who won’t quit smothering him.â€?

The film was directed by Vince Di Meglio, and written by Tim Rasmussen and Vince Di Meglio.


For the comedy/mystery/thriller feature film “Lonely Street,� SonicPool provided the sound design and mix. “Lonely Street� stars Jay Mohr, Robert Patrick, Joe Mantegna, Nikki Cox and Paul Rodriguez. The film tells the story of a private detective who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a tabloid reporter, after being hired to snoop on him by a mysterious celebrity. The clients for this project were Patrick Newall, Chris Brinker, and Coni Fry of Lonely Street Productions.

Said “Lonely Street� producer Patrick Newall, “A big thank you to John Frost and the SonicPool gang. Their team played an integral part in the making of this film, and ‘Lonely Street’ is better because of your talents!�


Launched in Hollywood in 2001, SonicPool was co-founded by post production specialists John Frost and Patrick Bird. Each of the men currently serves the company as a President and CEO.

SonicPool is comprised of 14 SD & HD Offline and Online Edit Suites, two Theatrical Mix Stages and two additional Mix Suites, as well as a complete Machine Room Services with all the standard SD & HD decks. The company’s post production services include Audio and Video Finishing, edit suite rentals, and media duplication. SonicPool’s creative services include radio production. Additionally, the company offers its clients production office space rentals to accompany Offline Edit Suites.

SonicPool’s clients run the full gamut of the entertainment and broadcasting industries, which clients ranging from major studio releases, independent feature films, TV programs, and radio, to DVD menu sound design, TV commercials, gaming, mobile and Internet projects.
SonicPool is located at 6860 Lexington Ave, Hollywood, CA, 90038. The phone is 323/460-4MIX, and the web address is: