Life(y) (2019)

Sound Design, Sound Mixing

Day in day out, a middle aged man is isolated by the routine of a ‘modern’ existence.

Life(y) | Do you exist

Cristobal Catalan’s short film “Life(y)” is currently making its way through international film festivals. It was officially selected at New York’s ‘Dumbo Film Festival’, a finalist at Rolling Ideas Film Festival and the ‘Victoria Film Festival’. The film has also won the best Short Film Director award at the Indo-Global International Film Festival and the South Film and Arts Academy Festival.


Claire from Porth Sound worked remotely with London based film director Cristobal Catalan during the Spring of 2019 to design a repetitive, yet emotively evolving soundscape.

The process was creative and involved a few rounds of back-and-forth discussion before the final mix was completed. Online project management tools were utilised to keep both sides of the team on track and to ensure communication was clear.



Directed by

Cristobal Catalan

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)

Cristobal Catalan


Wade Bailey Wade Bailey Reuben
Csaba Kardos Csaba Kardos Man in park

Produced by

Vince Choo executive producer
Karl Man producer

Music by

Rest You Sleeping Giant (as Ethan Helfrich)

Cinematography by

Simon Van Parijs

Film Editing by

Cristobal Catalan

Sound Department

Claire Stevens sound designer

Visual Effects by

Seymur Mammadov visual effects

Camera and Electrical Department

Nick Galbusera first assistant camera
Alex Magill gaffer
Beau Pritchard-James steadicam operator

Editorial Department

Simon Van Parijs colorist

Other crew

Marek Dabrowski assistant production coordinator


Ed Gramolt very special thanks: film office
Megan Mills very special thanks: film office