York opened my ears to all sorts of possibilities and being immersed in so many different types of music & musical performance at York pushed back the bounds of possibility even beyond music.
The diversity of aural experience I had at the Department of Music in York was essentially responsible for taking me to a parallel universe of sound design for film. York opened my ears to all sorts of possibilities and being immersed in so many different types of music & musical performance at York pushed back the bounds of possibility even beyond music.
A few years after leaving York I obtained a place at the National Film & Television School which led to work as an assistant mixer in film director Tony Palmer's dubbing studio in West London. I moved to De Lane Lea studios in Soho some years later, eventually becoming a director of the company after instigating a management buyout. In 2011 I was asked to build a sound design & sound editorial department within Goldcrest Films, which is where I am now.
I have been lucky enough to work with many leading film makers. These include Justin Chadwick, Thea Sharrock, Sir Richard Eyre, Rupert Gould, Terence Davies, Alan Bleasdale, Stephen Poliakoff, David Hare, Michael Winterbottom, Oliver Parker, Agnieska Hollande, Mark Herman, Beeban Kidron, Michael Caton Jones, Scott Hicks, Peter Lord, Nick Park, John Madden, Adrian Noble, John Schlessinger, Roger Spottiswoode, Frank Oz, Peter Yates, Shekhar Kapur, Mike Leigh & Stephen Frears.
Films I have worked on include all of the Wallace & Gromit series, The Full Monty, Vera Drake, Topsy Turvy, High Fidelity, Dirty Pretty Things and The Queen. In 2013 I was honoured by BAFTA with an award for sound on Richard II, a part of The Hollow Crown series of Shakespeare's historical plays.