Union Bound

posted Jan 20, 2016, 2:22 PM by   [ updated Jan 25, 2016, 9:14 AM by Matthew Kelly ]



June 2013: Uptone Pictures produced a film based on a true story about a union soldier during the civil war who was captured and escaped from a Florence POW camp in 1864. The film was made here in North Carolina at the Stageville Plantation in Oxford. Twenty one days at approximately fourteen hours per day, cast and crew battled the heat, ticks, snakes, mosquitoes, and more to film this epic event.

Mike Davis, CEO of Uptone Pictures and a longtime friend of Living Arts College has always been a huge supporter of our faculty and students. He contracted Professor Craig Brandwynne and his company Center Sound Records to provide all of the audio and music needed for the film. Craig hired about 12 students from the college for the project. Some were paid and some were interns depending on their availability and experience. This was a fantastic opportunity for the students to have this type of credit on their resume while attending college. There were some more student that did participate in a limited fashion but they did get some experience.

Out institution is very proud to be a part on this film as it is opening in over 250 theaters around the country and slated for many overseas markets.  The following faculty and students were a part of this production. Some are continuing to work on the M&E Track for overseas distribution.

Union Bound premiered on January 14, 2016 at the Marquee Cinema at Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh NC.

Living Arts College received screen credit along with all of the students that participated in the film. 


Professor Craig Brandwynne – Sound Supervisor/Composer

Professor Nicholas Bagwell – Lead location sound mixer /Post Production dialog, music editor, SFX editor and mix engineer

Professor Benjamin R. Parks – Additional Voices (ADR)


Louis Russell – Assistant Location Sound Mixer/Boom Operator

Brian West – Boom Operator

Thomas McCollugh - Boom Operator

Post Production

Jefferey Whitner -   Foley & Sound Design

Rebecca Grant -      Foley & Sound Design

Max Gratzer -          Foley & Sound Design

Jeremey Allred -      Foley & Sound Design

Arnold Hernandez - Foley & Sound Design

Fredrick Williams – Additions Gospel Music

Cameron Bullock - Additional Voices (ADR)

Brandon Thomas - Additional Voice   (ADR)

Jordan Ramsey -   Additional Voices    (ADR)

Marsalis Davis -    Additional Voices    (ADR)

EXTRAS (On Screen)

Jeremy Pidgeon

Isaac Holder

Jan 20, 2016, 2:22 PM