Chloé Zhao and Frances McDormand Remember ‘Nomadland’ Production Sound Mixer, Dead at 35

Chloé Zhao and Frances McDormand Remember ‘Nomadland’ Production Sound Mixer, Dead at 35
Nomadland” production sound mixer Michael Wolf Snyder has died by suicide at the age of 35, as confirmed by his father in a social media post shared by his aunt. Snyder previously served as a production sound mixer and a boom operator on “Nomadland” director Chloé Zhao’s sophomore feature from 2017, “The Rider.” Snyder started out his career as a boom operator on the 2011 thriller “Occupant.”

His father David Snyder said he discovered Snyder’s body in his Queens apartment on March 1. “Michael took his own life sometime in the last week, and it wasn’t discovered until I went to check on him Monday after he dropped out of contact for several days,” David Snyder wrote in the Facebook post (per Deadline). “He has suffered from Major Depression for many years. For most people, this is an illness that waxes and wanes over the years. I’m sure it was
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