Elvis: sound designer Wayne Pashley on working with Baz Luhrmann

The Oscar-nominated sound designer for Elvis discusses his work with Baz Luhrmann and other directors.

Multi-award-winning sound designer Wayne Pashley has worked with Baz Luhrmann since 1992’s Strictly Ballroom, and on films such as Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and The Lego Batman Movie (2017). He is currently nominated for an Oscar as re-recording mixer, sound designer, and supervising sound editor for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis (2022), with the Academy Awards ceremony taking place on 23 March. Here, he discusses his role in creating the soundscape of that film.

Hi Wayne. When and how did you get involved in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis project?

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Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites