Who are we?
We come from diverse backgrounds, but we have the same passion: creating jaw-dropping sound design and artful music that rivals, and surpasses anything in the industry.
Tom - the man behind the magic
Tom Hambleton, the Minister of Fancy Noises, the Große Käse of Undertone, is equal parts composer, sound designer and re-recording artist with over 20 years of experience in all genres of Film, TV and other media. He is known for his “boundless creativity” and ability to raise any production to a new level of professionalism and power. As Charles Maynes, (U-571, Spiderman, Flags of Our Fathers, Fantastic 4) says, “Tom is a guy who approaches things in a clever way. His insights into sound are truly world class.”
Tom’s work on Internationally-released and Award-winning films has screened at Cannes, Sundance and Melbourne and from the Smithsonian to Showtime, Redbox, Netflix—and everywhere in between.
He has taught classes in sound and music for film at festivals in Portugal, and Switzerland. Tom has an uncanny knack for finding the “sweet spot of music and sound design”—organic and startling metaphoric connections between the visual and auditory worlds that create lushly storied sound-scapes.
Ezra Gold is an Emmy Award winning editor, sound engineer, and audio post mixer who brings years of technical excellence and creativity to every project he touches. He has mixed countless TV shows and feature-length documentaries. He also capable of handling both on-set production audio as well as multi-channel recording for large music ensembles. Undertone is happy to have him on staff as a part-time on-call mixer.
Minneapolis native Chris Caesar graduated from the Institute of Production and Recording with an AAS degree in audio post production. Since 2007 he has worked in many roles from Foley artist to FX editor to music supervisor and composer. His credits include dozens of feature films and hundreds of television programs. Outside of Undertone, he’s spent the last 20 years as a Producer and Emcee fronting several hip hop groups as well as producing beats and mixing records for other hip hop artists. Currently he resides in the suburbs of Minneapolis with his wife and daughter.
Ian McClintock discovered the magic of sound effects at a young age, recording sound from favorite movies and TV shows and playing with them alongside his toys. As an adult, he now possesses an AAS degree in Sound Design for Visual Media, and has done both production and post-production audio work on a number of local independent shorts and features. He finds joy and satisfaction in assembling sounds to build the illusion of what appears on screen, creating an engrossing experience and telling a story with sound. He is very pleased to be putting these skills to use at Undertone
Avry Luy earned his degree in Audio for Visual Media at Columbia College Chicago, where he honed his sonic skills to enhance the film medium. Working on student films, staff feature films, and animated shorts, he pushed himself to obtain an understanding of every facet of sound editing for picture. Since moving to Minneapolis, he has worked on countless radio spots, commercial voice-overs, short films, and feature-length movies to bring tight yet creative edits to voice and Foley recordings. Outside of Undertone, he spends his spare time tinkering with computers and creating sound for his own personal enjoyment.
Matt fell in love with the unbridled creativity required for Foley in school. He graduated from the University of Northwestern St. Paul with a degree in Media Communications. He’s fascinated with the lengths required to recreate the sound of an object on screen. His favorite part is using a bizarre object to create a practical sound. Outside of Undertone, Matt enjoys riding bikes and reading books.