A Sherwood Park man played a crucial role in Blade Runner 2049.
 
Chris Szott, 28, was a foley assistant on the movie, which was up for five Oscars, including two for sound.
 
Foley is the reproduction of sound effects that are added into movies to enhance audio quality.
 
"It's completely surreal, it's still hard to believe that it happened. I think something that I came away with is that I really have an appreciation for the amount of work, effort and time that goes into a film to get to an Oscar-nominated status," said Szott.
 
Although Blade Runner 2049 didn't bring home any sound awards at the Oscars, the movie won the Golden Reel Award for best sound editing and effects.
 
Szott spent five months working on the movie. It brought in $259.2-million at the North American box office.
 
The well-reviewed sequel stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.
 
"More work goes in than I can personally believe and I worked on it. We put blood, sweat and tears into that film for five months straight. I even got heat stroke working on it. Everyone went above and beyond because they knew it was going to be such a high-profile, high-budget film," added Szott. "One of the first sounds we actually did was Dave Bautista (Sapper) in the shower and you can hear his big heavy grimy boots scraping on the concrete."
 
The Archbishop Jordan High School grad is now moving on to his next step of opening the only foley production studio in Alberta.
 
More info on Little Hook Studio can be found here.

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