The Town Where Nobody Lives, Directed by Al Topich, takes home Best Sound Design Award and an Honorable Mention for Best Film from the Tabloid Witch Awards!
Tyler Hutchins did the terrific work on TTWNL. We are so happy for him. It is an award richly deserved! Check out what the Hollywood Investigator had to say about Tyler's work.
"Although a technical award, how sound is used aesthetically in a film plays a big part in selecting the winner. Low in gore and shocks, The Town Where Nobody Lives boasts seemingly insignificant incidents made ominous through the use of sound.
There are the changing timbre of the radio broadcasts, the shifting voices of the odd woman in the bar, the nondiegetic rumblings as the wife discovers a clue in a newspaper, the wind, the haunting piano melody -- the volume waxing and waning to maximize the emotional impact of the images on screen."
We are also very honored to receive an Honorable Mention for Best Film! This is thanks to the amazing cast and crew working on this film. The Hollywood Investigator also had some really great things to say about the film, including singling out Matthew McMurry's terrific score!
"Or so it feels. The Detour off this highway takes them to an empty town. A town that looks lived in, yet forsaken. As if everyone left just a few minutes ago. The Town Where Nobody Lives blends a Twilight Zone type setup with David Lynch's weird retro sensibility. The decor is a throwback to an earlier era, as is the music broadcast over an old radio. Together with the empty streets and rural landscape, overcast sky, and Matthew McMurry's softly haunting piano score, writer/director Al Topich has created an ominous sense of forlorn dislocation, with a hint of menace.
But it gets better. The film is not strange for the sake of being strange. Topich's forlorn atmosphere supports his story and characters. The couple are estranged, their marriage as empty and forlorn as the town. By returning to simpler, bygones times, will they resurrect their youthful passions -- or find new ones?"
Thanks Tabloid Witch Awards and Hollywood Investigator!!