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CHERYL OTTENRITTER

Sound Design & Re-Recording Mixer

Senior Mixer and founder of Ott House Audio, Cheryl has over twenty years of audio post experience. With just a love of music, she began playing the clarinet at age 12 which eventually got her into the Marching Band at Auburn University where she earned degrees in Jazz Studies and Theory & Composition.  Since, she has been honored to mix in the most prestigious audio studios on both coasts, working on projects for PBS, National Geographic, Smithsonian Channel, and Discovery Channel. In 2006, Cheryl, with her business partner & husband John Ottenritter, launched Ott House Audio, now one of the premiere audio studios.  Recent credits include the winning Laws of The Lizard, The River And The Wall and Hidden Pacific. Cheryl specializes in mixing for Dolby Atmos theatrical delivery and has a niche specialty of mixing for installed immersive sound experiences.  She considers innovation and creative collaboration the cornerstones of her craft. When not at her mix board, Cheryl is playing the piano or reading a book. She lives in Kensington, Maryland with her husband and two daughters.

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"There is a lot of mental illness in our industry.  Knowing people who suffer from it daily, this film spoke to me.  During the final audio mix, a good friend and colleague died by suicide, reminding me once again that it's important to speak honestly and openly about suicide. Scattering CJ does that and more."     -CO