Talent & Staff
Frank Montano
Frank Montano

Frank A. Montaño began his career as an engineer for Quad Eight console manufacturing in 1984 before moving over to Cannon Films in 1986. As a part of the engineering staff that was responsible for building the post-production sound facility, Montano, upon completion of the project, was given the opportunity to begin his feature film mixing career.

Making a name for himself, Montano caught the eyes and ears of Hollywood, by earning forty plus film credits by the age of twenty-four. He has worked at some of the most prestigious sound facilities in Hollywood and has mixed numerous films all over the world. 

Montano, who calls Universal home since 2001, now works with mixing partner Jon Taylor on the Hitchcock Theater.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Academy Awards

  • First Man - Nominee
  • The Revenant - Nominee
  • Unbroken - Nominee
  • Birdman - Nominee
  • Clear & Present Danger - Nominee
  • Batman Forever - Nominee
  • Wanted - Nominee
  • The Fugitive - Nominee
  • Under Siege - Nominee


BAFTA Awards

The Revenant - Win


Cinema Audio Society Awards

The Revenant - Win

 

credit list

FEATURES

  • Queen & Slim - Melina Matsoukas, Universal Pictures
  • Pokemon Detective Pikachu - Rob Letterman, Warner Bros.
  • First Man - Damien Chazelle, Universal Pictures
  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw - David Leitch, Universal Pictures
  • What Men Want - Adam Shankman, Paramount
  • Skyscraper - Rawson Marshall Thurber, Universal Pictures
  • Fifty Shades Freed - James Foley, Universal Pictures
  • Pitch Perfect 3 - Trish Sie, Universal Pictures
  • Alpha - Albert Hughes, Columbia Pictures
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising - Stephen S. DeKnight, Universal Pictures
  • Atomic Blonde - David Leitch, Universal Pictures
  • Fate of the Furious - F. Gary Gray, Universal Pictures
  • Fifty Shades Darker - James Foley, Focus Features
  • STAR TREK: BEYONDJustin Lin, Paramount Pictures
  • The Revenant - Alejandro G. Inarritu, Appian Way / New Regency Pictures
  • The Huntsmen: Winter's War - Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Universal Pictures
  • Fast & Furious 7 - James Wan, Universal Pictures
  • Straight Outta Compton - F. Gary Gray, Cube Vision / Universal Pictures
  • Unbroken - Angelina Jolie, Fox Searchlight
  • Broken City - Allen Hughes, New Regency Pictures
  • Birdman - Alejandro G. Inarritu, Fox Searchlight
  • Book of Eli - The Hughes Brothers, Alcon Ent.
  • Dracula Untold - Gary Shore, Universal Pictures
  • Watchmen - Zack Snyder, Warner Bros.
  • Tthe Best Man Holiday - Malcolm D. Lee, Universal Pictures
  • BattleshipPeter Berg, Universal Pictures
  • 47 Ronin - Carl Rinsch, Universal Pictures
  • More than a Game - Kristopher Belman, Lionsgate
  • Fast & Furious 6 - Justin Lin, Universal Pictures
  • A Thousand Words - Brian Robbins, Dreamworks SKG
  • Safehouse - Daniel Espinosa, Universal Pictures
  • Norbit - Brian Robbins, Dreamworks
  • Sucker Punch - Zack Snyder, Warner Bros.
  • Clean & Present Danger - Phillip Noyce, Paramount
  • The Way - Emilio Estevez, Warner Bros.
  • The Express - Gary Fleder, Universal Pictures
  • The Wolfman - Joe Johnston, Universal Pictures
  • The Ghost and the Darkness - Stephen Hopkins, Paramount
  • Your Highness - David Gordon Green, Universal Pictures
  • The Chronicles of Riddick - David Twohy, Universal Pictures
  • August Rush - Kirsten Sheridan, Warner Bros.
  • Dawn of the Dead - Zack Snyder, Universal Pictures
  • Mulholland Falls - Lee Tamahori, MGM / UA
  • 300 - Zack Snyder, Warner Bros.
  • Outbreak - Wolfgang Petersen, Warner Bros.
  • A Beautiful Mind - Ron Howard, Imagine / Universal Pictures
  • Batman Forever - Joel Schumacher, Warner Bros.
  • In the Bedroom - Todd Field, Good Machine / Standard
  • Curious George - Matthew O'Callaghan, Imagine / Universal Pictures
  • The Italian Job - F. Gary Gray, DeLine / Paramount
  • The Interpreter - Sydney Pollack, Universal Pictures
  • K-Pax - Casey Silver, Universal Pictures
  • Underworld: Evolution - Len Wiseman, Lakeshore / Screen Gems
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Ron Howard, Imagine / Universal Pictures
  • Wanted - Timur Bekmambetov, Universal Pictures
  • The Fugitive - Andrew Davis, Warner Bros.
  • Frost / Nixon - Ron Howard, Imagine / Universal Pictures
  • Under Siege - Andrew Davis, Warner Bros.

 

 

 

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