Lawrence Everson


Public bio

Lawrence Everson is a Los Angeles based sound editor and re-recording mixer specializing in documentary films. His work includes WESTERN (Sundance Special Jury Award), TCHOUPITOULAS (Grand Jury Ashland), 45365 (Grand Jury SXSW, Independent Spirit Award) BEING EVEL (Sundance Film Festival), THE LAST SEASON (Independent Spirit Award Nominee), FIGHT CHURCH (Grand Jury Boston), CAUCUS (AFI Docs Closing Night Film), G.L.O.W. (Audience Choice Award Sidewalk), as well as the upcoming David Byrne color-guard concert documentary CONTEMPORARY COLOR (2x Award Winner Tribeca, Cinema Eye Award)

He has mixed documentary TV for Participant Media, Fusion and PBS, as well as nonfiction shorts for TIME Inc, Field of Vision, Vanity Fair, ESPN, the NFL Network and the New York Times Op-Docs. 

Outside of documentary film, Lawrence's career spans broadcast mixing and interactive audio design, working for clients such as Nike, Riot Games, Paramount Games, Sony Interactive, PBS and others.

He has also been a featured panelist at Hot Docs and the Maryland Film Festival on the topic of documentary mixing, has been published by DesigningSound.org, profiled by Filmmaker Magazine, and has taught at David Lynch's MA in Film program, the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri and the Saul Zaentz Documentary Innovation Labs.

Lawrence's work adventures have taken him around the world, including recording wild lions in Zimbabwe, thunder in the mountains of Bhutan, and wind and snow on Mt. Everest. He is passionate about the importance of sound as a storyteller and world-builder in the art of film. 

He also likes to push buttons and have things make noise.