Myrtle Beach native wrangles sound, award nominations

Whatever sounds good in a movie really is music to Will Files’ ears, in a world of ways.

The Myrtle Beach native assisted as one of two supervising sound editors in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” which is up for honors in the 62nd annual Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards ( Sunday evening in Los Angeles.

Files, a professional sound designer, said the science fiction drama, released in July by Chernin Entertainment, qualified in three categories, a feat he called “pretty rare” for one production.