Kevin Bolen

Kevin Bolen

Skywalker Sound

Sound designer, sound editor and sound mixer in San Francisco, California

About Kevin

I craft immersive audio for film, virtual, and mixed reality by bridging the gap between traditional film sound and interactive audio. Prior to joining Skywalker Sound, I worked for Electronic Arts on multiple AAA titles, including the critically acclaimed Dead Space franchise. My recent work in VR includes ILMxLAB's "Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine" and "Disney's The Jungle Book: Through Mowgli's Eyes".


Name: Kevin Bolen

Lives in: San Francisco, California

Company: Skywalker Sound

Occupation: Sound Designer, Sound Editor and Sound Mixer

Credits

  • Ice Age: Collision Course

    Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
    Film (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 1 More) Sound department Scrat's epic pursuit of his elusive acorn catapults him outside of Earth, where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the planet. To save themselves from peril, Manny, Sid, Diego, and the rest of the herd leave their home and embark on a quest full of thrills and spills, highs and lows, laughter and adventure while traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.

  • Xiao men shen

    Xiao men shen (2016)
    Film (Animation and Family) Sound department There's a crisis in the Chinese Spirit World -- humans don't believe in gods anymore! A Door God, facing unemployment, ventures into the human world to prove his worth, leading to unexpected encounters and transformations for humans and spirits alike.

  • The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book (2016)
    Film by Jon Favreau (Adventure, Drama, Family and Fantasy) Sound department The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don't have his best interests at heart. Written by Anonymous

  • Star Wars: Battlefront

    Star Wars: Battlefront (2015)
    Video Game (Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and War) Sound department Join the battle and play an important part in the Star Wars Galaxy. Lead the battle as you fight against the powerful empire in hope to regain freedom for the Galaxy.

  • The Music of Strangers

    The Music of Strangers (2015)
    Film (Documentary and Music) Sound department Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other international artists of The Silk Road Project discuss their philosophies on music and culture.

  • Aria for a Cow

    Aria for a Cow (2015)
    Film Sound department Aria, a bovine diva, demands to be respected for more than just her dairy products. An animated musical short featuring a previously unreleased song by Howard Ashman & Alan Menken

  • CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

    CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (2015)
    Film (Documentary, Biography, Family and History) Sound department CODE documentary exposes the dearth of female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. The film highlights breakthrough efforts that are producing more diverse programmers and shows how this critical gap can be closed. CODE asks: what would society gain from having more women and people of color code, and how do we get there?

  • Home

    Home (2015)
    Film (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 2 More) Sound department When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word HOME. Written by 20th Century Fox

  • Pixels

    Pixels (2015)
    Film (Animation, Action, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Sound department Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant all played classic arcade video games as teenagers. But now they have to use their skills to try to save the world from aliens. The aliens watched video feeds that they thought was a declaration of war. So they send down the classic arcade games to destroy earth. They also get help from a military specialist. They have three lives and if all three get used then earth will be destroyed, and every time they lose a live the aliens take someone's life. Who will win, us or the aliens? It's an all-out battle to save our planet and everyone on it. Written by Alex Tanner

  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World (2015)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Sound department 22 years after the original Jurassic Park failed, the new park (also known as Jurassic World) is open for business. After years of studying genetics the scientists on the park genetically engineer a new breed of dinosaur. When everything goes horribly wrong, will our heroes make it off the island?

  • The A-List

    The A-List (2015)
    Film Sound department Eric Schultz, the most popular student at Lake O'Dell High School, is coerced by his guidance counselor, Sylvia Martin, into fulfilling a list of her high school fantasies in order for him to graduate.

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice (2014)
    Film (Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Sound department During the psychedelic 60s and 70s Larry "Doc" Sportello is surprised by his former girlfriend and her plot for her billionaire boyfriend, his wife, and her boyfriend. A plan for kidnapping gets shaken up by the oddball characters entangled in this groovy kidnapping romp based upon the novel by Thomas Pynchon. Written by bignicknasty97

  • Red Army

    Red Army (2014)
    Film (Documentary, Biography, History and Sport) Sound department Red Army is a feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. From the USSR to Russia, the film examines how sport mirrors social and cultural movements and parallels the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union. Written by Anonymous

  • Big Eyes

    Big Eyes (2014)
    Film (Biography, Crime, Drama and Romance) Sound department In San Francisco in the 1950s, Margaret was a woman trying to make it on her own after leaving her husband with only her daughter and her paintings. She meets gregarious ladies' man and fellow painter Walter Keane in a park while she was struggling to make an impact with her drawings of children with big eyes. The two quickly become a pair with outgoing Walter selling their paintings and quiet Margaret holed up at home painting even more children with big eyes. But Walter's actually selling her paintings as his own. A clash of financial success and critical failure soon sends Margaret reeling in her life of lies. With Walter still living the high life, Margaret's going to have to try making it on her own again and re-claiming her name and her paintings. Written by Anne Campbell

  • Maleficent

    Maleficent (2014)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy and 1 More) Sound department A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal - an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom - and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

    How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
    Film (Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy and 2 More) Sound department It's been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons. Written by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

  • A Bit of Bad Luck

    A Bit of Bad Luck (2014)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Thriller) Sound department Brooks Caldwell, (Cary Elwes) an erudite and handsome lawyer, seems to have it all: wealth, social status and a red hot career. His success is, in reality, a product of his marriage to his beautiful, socialite wife, Amanda, (Terri Polo) a wealthy timber heiress. Unlike most, who would remain content to enjoy a life of luxury and privilege, Brooks continues to risk everything by having extramarital affairs. Brooks' philandering, in addition to humiliating Amanda, has driven her to the point of a mental breakdown. Having been pushed over the edge, Amanda orchestrates a just and elaborate plan to bring her husband down. When Brooks leaves for a weekend romp with his latest squeeze, (Agnes Bruckner) his life quickly descends into a bizarre, nightmarish, downward spiral. Written by Anonymous

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