I work in both production and post-production sound in the independent film sector, however I'm looking to specialise as a sound designer - creatively designing the acoustics of a film to bolster the themes, subtexts and characters in a film. I have been conducting this alongside my writing practises, creating audio dramas to develop and showcase my abilities in both fields.
Coming from an agricultural background, I've recently found a way to share this underrepresented way of life, through (separate) existential and comedic writing. These are ideas I've developed into short films, audio dramas and a pilot for a series.
I've made use of lockdown by creating the audio drama Hessle!, a sci-fi comedy drama, inspired by 50's horror movies, about the impact of one man's relationship with a monster. I designed it to have a cinematic soundscape to push the boundaries of what an audio drama could be.
Achievements & Experience
I have worked as a sound recordist for two BBC New Creatives projects - one of which, BLAST, recently aired on BBC Four - with another in the pipeline for August. I worked as a dubbing mixer on the RTS South West "Best Short" winner Our City Your Eyes.
At Glastonbury Festival 2019, I worked with BFI academy Somerset Film to film mini docs on the Cineramageddon site.
In August 2019, I went to South Africa with six other UWE film students to conduct filming for Project Zulu - a charity that supplies teaching, engineering and hydration facilities at disadvantaged schools in local townships. This amazing opportunity was invaluable for teaching the ethics and practises of documentary filmmaking.
Earlier in 2019, I recorded and mixed sound for the NHS Blood and Transplant unit, Filton, as well as recording live orchestral acts for UWE's Festival of Sound.
Drum Backing Track to Faithless - We Come 1