“Sage needs to think about his whole life before he rolls sound”

I grew up in a small fishing village in Alaska, and while I developed a comfort with hard work and long hours (as well as a deep admiration for self-employment and the freelance lifestyle), I did not want to kill fish for a living. 

Travel is a passion of mine and during college I moved to Ecuador for a year. I am well prepared to move around for work; I have lived in Thailand and Mexico, and have done projects in Korea, Belize, France, and Aruba. I speak Spanish, can get by in French, and can fake my way through Italian.

After film school (and a degree in screenwriting), an opportunity came up to boom my friend’s ultra-low-budget Cabin in the woods horror film outside of Seattle. It was bad, and I will not show it to you, but it was fun enough to make me think I could make this my career; a few projects later I bought some equipment and Hold For Plane Audio was born.

After Seattle I moved to San Francisco and began working on innumerous corporate projects, commercials, short films, and quite a few features (including  A24’s “The Last Black man in San Francisco” and Sofia Coppola’s “Fairyland” which just premiered at Sundance). 

In March 2020, I moved down to LA to pursue more work in narrative. It was not good timing, but it’s finally turning around. I mixed 5 feature films in 2022 and look forward to whatever 2023 brings.