Patrushkha Mierzwa
Services Offered
speaker, workshop
Most Recent Book Title
Behind the Sound Cart: A Veteran's Guide to Sound on the Set
Book Description
Patrushkha Mierzwa, a 40 yr. film and television veteran, takes you from the first work call to the final wrap, explaining the order of the work and the details that experience can provide so you don’t make mistakes that can sabotage your career before it’s even started.
This book describes the job of the utility sound technician (UST), or 2nd AS in the UK, a career almost invisible, minimally considered, yet extremely interesting and exciting—and paying up to six figures a year.
Additional Book Titles
Behind the Boom Pole: What to Know to Have a Successful Career
The Blue Collar Guide to Filmmaking
Author bio
Patrushkha Mierzwa is one of the first women boom operators in Hollywood. She has worked on over 80 movies and television shows for major directors including Robert Altman, Robert Rodriquez, Roger Corman, James Gray and Quentin Tarantino. She has also been a judge for the Emmys and was a Director on the Board of the sound union - IATSE Local 695.
Ms. Mierzwa has spoken on multiple panels and given workshops at universities in Shanghai, Beijing, Tralee, Oslo, London, Bath, Los Angeles, and New York City on the duties and responsibilities of a qualified Boom Operator and Sound Utility Technician. She has lectured on the performance work skills necessary to succeed under a fast production schedule with A-list talent. Her last 2 credits, AD ASTRA and ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD were both Oscar-nominated.
Ms. Mierzwa is actively building a global sound community and during this quarantine period writing books on both Utility/ A2 work and Boom Operating/A1.
Professional Speaker Topics
Sound for film and television - Theory, Practice, Specific duties and responsibilities of the Utility Sound Technician and Boom Operator.
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are but tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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