Pete Horner

Pete Horner is an Emmy-winning sound designer and re-recording mixer based in Northern California, often working at Skywalker Sound. He has a diverse background in music, having studied percussion and music recording at the Cleveland Institute of Music, worked in a hip-hop studio for several years while playing in rock bands, all before starting a career in film at Francis Coppola’s American Zoetrope. He quickly embraced the musicality of film sound and by the end of eight years at Zoetrope had worked on many films including APOCALYPSE NOW REDUX, THE OUTSIDERS: THE COMPLETE NOVEL, and a 5.1 remix of THE CONVERSATION. After leaving Zoetrope, Pete has worked on such diverse projects as the children’s film HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, and Errol Morris’s documentary about Abu Ghraib prison, STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE. In 2007, Walter Murch asked him to work as sound designer and mixer on Francis Coppola’s YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH, and in 2009 as a mixer on TETRO. In 2012 he was the sound designer and mixer for Philip Kaufman’s HEMINGWAY AND GELLHORN, for which he won an Emmy.