• Dolby Family Sound Fellowship

    Mudbound Receives the Dolby Family Sound Fellowship

  • The powerful drama from Dee Rees will stream on Netflix in Dolby Atmos.

    • Mudbound, the winner of the 2017 Dolby Family Sound Fellowship, is a powerful and provocative film about two men returning home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjust to life after war.

      The film, co-written and directed by Dee Rees, premiered in Dolby Atmos® at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, was acquired for a record sum by Netflix, and bows on the streaming platform and in select theatres on November 17, 2017.

      "We created the Dolby Family Sound Fellowship to support select independent movies which have a very ambitious role for sound in their storytelling, but don't have the resources to achieve it," said Dolby Institute director Glenn Kiser. "We chose Mudbound because, in addition to large-scale war scenes told largely through sound, the movie also used sound design very effectively to create the world of rural Mississippi farmland."

  • "[Dolby Atmos] increases the subjectivity because we as the audience don't know where the next thing is going to come from or what's going to happen."


    Dee Rees, Director, Mudbound

    • The Dolby fellowship allowed the film's team to enhance the sound design and mix the picture in Dolby Atmos at Harbor Studios in New York City.

      Check out this behind-the-scenes video on the sound and music of Mudbound, and watch the movie on Netflix in Dolby Atmos.