Unlike other films, Twice Upon A Time In The West doesn't pretend to be a real documentary or solely fiction. It is impossible to press it in a particular genre.
For the sound design that’s a good thing! It meant a lot of work and a lot of fun. Given the brilliant wide angle shots of the western desert contrasted with ‘in your face’ action scenes, we as the sound team could literally go wild.
Being the sound design supervisor was a great and instructive experience. Creating western style atmospheres, gun sounds and over the top effects was fun. At the same time I had to respect the documentary feel of certain scenes. Then there was the subliminal menacing of the bad guy, his transformation into a complete psycho, the comical scenes and the drama of a kidnapped girl.
The sound design assures that the different genres don’t split the film into parts. Maintaining an overall connection and creating a continuous feeling of being Twice Upon A Time In The West.
Almeria Western Film Festival 2016
Golden Rose National Film Festival 2015