Studio Unknown is now Bi-Coastal!

Studio Unknown, LLC. of Catonsville, Maryland, and Santisound, Inc. of Hollywood, California, are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached that initiates a merger of the two post-production facilities. In this first phase, each company will now operate in both locations as well as offer a combined list of audio post-production services. Clients of each firm will continue to receive the same high quality and personal service they’ve come to know, and can now expect not only a wider range of services, but the convenience of facilities located on both coasts.

While both facilities work in all aspects of audio post, cinematic sound and beyond, each will bring its unique expertise to the merger. Studio Unknown is a Dolby® tuned/Print Master Approved facility with a focus on theatrical sound while Santisound is an award winning studio, providing audio solutions for theatrical, television, & home entertainment. We are now a full-service, end-to-end audio post company with bi-coastal locations.

We’re excited for the future and our continued growth. Please use this link,, to learn more about the newest addition to our team.

Thank you.


Studio Unknown is proud to announce that we are providing sound design, sound edit, and Foley on ABC’s brand new series, THE QUEST.

The producer of the blockbuster movie franchise The Lord of the Rings has joined forces with the creators and producers of The Amazing Race to conjure a land of magic and malevolence, where mythical creatures lurk in the woods. For 12 lucky souls, a fantastic world will come alive in a unique competition series where players will engage in epic challenges.

More info from Middle-Earth Network

Lionsgate Acquires North American Distribution Rights for EXISTS

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) has acquired North American distribution rights to EXISTS, a new horror film from THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT director Eduardo Sánchez. The film played to a sold-out midnight screening at SXSW in Austin. Read More >

Studio Unknown announces a New Partner

On January 1, 2014, Studio Unknown gained a new partner and financial manager. Steven Jones, an independent business and financial consultant, has worked with the company since early 2013, resolving a number of financial and operational issues. Read More >

Better Sound on Any Budget

Professional Advice for Independent Filmmakers

January 23rd, 2014: Doors open at 6:30pm, Program runs from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ever wanted to improve the sound on your film or commercial but didn’t have the budget to use a studio? Join us for an evening of tips and tricks from Studio Unknown’s founder, audio post director and re-recording mixer, Kevin Hill, and sound designer and foley artist, Matt Davies. Read More >

The DMV Truth wins at HMIFF!

Last year Studio Unknown owner and Re-Recording Mixer, Kevin Hill took part in a doc about the mid-atlantic indie film scene called “The DMV Truth: Indie Film Artists”, direction by Corey Williams. Read More >

SU at Cucalorus Film Festival 2013!

November 14-16th Studio Unknown’s Kevin Hill and Matt Davies will be filling their eyes and ears with indie-film goodness at Wilmington, NC’s Cucalorus Film Festival.

Our Board of Advisors

Welcome our Board of Advisors, our newest addition to Studio Unknown. For more information on these incredible folks, head over to their page.

SU’s Jaime Horrigan – Managing Partner

Read more about our new managing partner, Jaime Horrigan!

Opening Act’s ‘Rise of The Fellowship’ secures distribution!

We’re delighted to announce ‘Rise of The Fellowship’ has secured domestic distribution through PHASE 4 FILMS and is available for purchase on Amazon and iTunes this fall! Studio Unknown had a blast working on this film for Opening Act Productions, where the sound design channeled the “Lord of The Rings” trilogy. As the film’s characters try to make their way to a LOTRO gaming convention, they have to overcome various perilous situations and encounter strange characters along the way.

‘ROULETTE’ secures distribution through R-Squared Films!

Writer/Director Erik Kristopher Meyers’ latest film ‘Roulette’ is officially available to the masses having received distribution through R-Squared Films. Congratulations to the team for whom we provided post sound on this intense and visceral psychological thriller!

The Sound of V/H/S/2’s ‘A Ride in the Park’

We had the pleasure of working with Eduardo Sánchez and Gregg Hale of Haxan Films on their entry for the sequel to 2012’s indie found-footage anthology horror V/H/S. Read More >