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Rowan October

Sound Recordists & Boom Operators

Speak to Rowan about sound, he's all ears.
London, UK with bases covering:-
Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, Lincoln, Manchester, Nottingham and Sheffield.
Standard sound packages for TV drama, documentary, TVC or corporate productions.

Feature Films

Production Production Company Director Sound Mixer
The Devil Outside (Boom Operator/Sound Asst) Ipso Facto ProductionsAndrew HulmeLudovic Lasserre
In ExtremisGSP StudiosSteve StoneRowan October
Light Years (2nd Unit)Third FilmsEsther May Campbell / Joe Spray (2nd Unit Director)Robin Gerrard (Main Unit)
Dead Cat (Dailies)Dead Cat FilmsStefan GeorgiouRoger Johnson
Moral ConflictSunflower Films UKMaxine ChantalRowan October
The Symmetry of LoveFlea Market PicturesAitor GaizkaRowan October
A Distant MirageA Distant Mirage FilmsHarbhajan VirdiRoger Johnson
Men Don't Lie (Dailies)Shimmer ProductionsJane SpencerSimon Bysshe
Journal of a Contract Killer (Dailies)MJ FilmsTony MaylamAlan Cridford, Jonathan Mitchell
Creep Killers (Boom Operator/Sound Asst)Mercury FilmsAdam McAlaveyIan Richardson
Gulliver's Travels (Sound Asst/2nd Boom - Dailies)Fox UKRobert LettermanJohn Midgeley
Shanghai (Sound Asst/2nd Boom - Dailies)The Weinstein CompanyMikael HåfströmBrian Simmons
This is England (Sound Asst/2nd Boom)WarpShane MeadowsDavid Sansom
A Cock and Bull Story (Sound Asst/2nd Boom)Revolution FilmsMichael WinterbottomStuart Wilson
Yasmin (Sound Asst/2nd Boom)Parallax IndependentKenneth GlenaanStuart Bruce
Like Minds (Sound Asst/2nd Boom - UK Unit)Bluewater FilmsGregory J. ReadKeith Silva

Feature Documentaries

Production Production Company Director Channel / Brand
Tate Walks7WonderMatthew HuntleySky Arts
Thelma’s Communion Kids (Dailies)Stirling Film & TelevisionMarie-Thérèse Mackle TV3 (Ireland)
Nurses Who KillFirstLookTVWill HanrahanUKTV: Really
Mum's Last WishBig Deal FilmsZoe HinesCBBC: My Life
F*ck, That's Delicious (UK Unit)Vice ProductionsChris GrossoVice Magazine: Munchies
The Schools Scandal: Playing the System (Dailies)Genie PicturesChris BouldingBBC One: Panorama
Ancient Impossible (Dailies)Wild Dream FilmsBo ChannonH2 (US), The History Channel (UK)
The Irish Child Pageant StormStirling Film & TelevisionCaroline CoombsRTÉ (Ireland)
Random Acts: Laura Dockrill - LegacyQuestion Media GroupMarcus JonesChannel 4
The Blue Black Hussar (Dailies)Sunrise PicturesJack BondIndependent Feature
Still Loved (Dailies)Big Buddha FilmsDebbie HowardIndependent Feature

TV / Dramas

Production Production Company Director Sound Mixer
The White Princess (2nd Unit)Company PicturesJamie PayneGlen Marullo (Main Unit)
EastEnders (Boom Operator/Sound Asst)BBC TelevisionVariousMark Nicoll / Nigel Holmes / Tom Oliver
Hetty Feather II (Boom Operator/Sound Asst - Dailies)BBC Television: CBBCMakalla McPhersonRonald Bailey
L8r Youngers 2 (Boom Operator/Sound Asst)Actorshop Productions John WhiteWill Whale
Silent Witness XIII (Sound Asst/2nd Boom)BBC TelevisionUdayan PrasadFraser Barber
Sleep With Me (Sound Asst/2nd Boom)Clerkenwell FilmsMarc JobstFraser Barber
Little Dorrit (Sound Asst/2nd Boom)BBC TelevisionDiarmuid LawrenceFraser Barber
Mutual Friends (Sound Asst/2nd Boom)Hat Trick ProductionsJim O'HanlanTony Meering
Waking The Dead VII (Sound Asst/2nd Boom)BBC TelevisionEdward Bennett, Phillipa Langdale, Sam MillerSimon Clark
The Innocence Project (Sound Asst/2nd Boom)BBC TelevisionBill AndersonMark Atkinson
Emmerdale (Sound Asst/2nd Boom)ITVAlan Wareing, Duncan Foster, Judith DineNick Sanders, Gareth Hall
Girls In Love II (Sound Asst/2nd Boom)CITVIndra BhoseMark Cochran
Steel River Blues (Sound Asst/2nd Boom)ITVTim Dowd, Graeme HarperTim Wybrow, Raymond French, Malcolm Davies


Production Production Company Director Sound Mixer
Sticky (Boom Operator/Sound Asst)Vitamin FilmsRichard TurleyLudovic Lasserre
When I Grow UpSignature PicturesJon Max SpatzRowan October
The Other Side of HomeGolden Hare FilmsJesse RossRowan October
T-Police FieldVloopMarcus JonesRowan October
StayCassie RaineCassie RaineRowan October
PoisonedDarren DohertyDarren DohertyRowan October
TiedFairground PicturesDarren DohertyRowan October
Nothing To LoseMichael HekimianMichael HekimianRowan October
No EscapeElectric SheepWilliam McGregorRowan October
Sofa So GoodRobin LindseyRobin LindseyRowan October
BovineWill McGregorWill McGregorRowan October
The Good MuslimConcept FilmsRobert CambrinusRoger Johnson / Rowan October
TwinsSamia Rida, Simon O'NeillSimon O'NeillRowan October
Barney Has The Blues (Boom Operator/Sound Asst)Spool FilmsPaul FraserPhil Cape
Magic Circle (Boom Operator/Sound Asst)Magic FilmsJames BrailsfordPhil Cape
Elshera (Boom Operator/Sound Asst)Northern Media SchoolDamian WoodPhil Cape

Commercials / Brand Film / Idents

Production Production Company Director Channel / Brand
Prostate Cancer UK Promo Discovery CreativeRobert SamuelsDiscovery: Quest - Prostate Cancer UK
BBC Get Playing PromoBBC CreativeSusan AytonBBC Music
Teenage Cyber Crime The Edge Picture Company Stuart FryerNational Crime Agency
Aspers Casino Christmas CampaignDoyle Marketing CommunicationsJohn LynchAspers Casino
The Storytellers: Mog's Christmas CalamityAnalog FolkKell MitchellSainsbury's
Unibet: Luck Is No CoincidenceSignal ProductionsSacha MooreUnibet
Gillette Flexball Cup Final 2015Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Procam TelevisionSarah CheadleGillette
Selena Gomez Live Q&A (Prague Unit)DreamtekBela MolnarAdidas Neo
Guitar Hero Live (Behind the scenes)Red ConsultancyLuke MackayActivision
White City (Behind the scenes)VloopMark HellerAMC Networks Intl.
The Beats Pills: Small But Loud ShowGas & ElectricJak O'HareBeats by Dre
War Horse Live in 4K (Behind the scenes)Televisual Media UKJames BennettSony Professional
2Day On Radio 2Red Bee MediaAdam ButcherBBC1 / BBC Radio 2
The People's FriendSassy FilmsDavid WaldmanITV 3
Is Police 3.0 Possible Today?VloopMarcus JonesCapgemini
Your Bank: Talking Cash MachinesRed Bee MediaSusan AytonBarclays
It's All About The Kids / Feel Like a ManRed Bee MediaOliver Parsons Hyundai
Shooting In Hostile Environments With The PMW-200Televisual Media UKJames BennettSony Professional
Top Gear Speed WeekEngine CreativeCraig SpenceleyTop Gear Magazine
Big Fab FridaysRed Bee MediaMatt ShaplandCBBC
Turkish Airlines: Miles & Smiles Credit CardProduction Team of TurkeyOzan AçıktanTurkish Airlines
Barclays Life Skills - Jameela JamilRed Bee MediaRobert SamuelsBarclays
Sony PMW-F3 Customer ViewTelevisual Media UKJames BennettSony Professional
The Hunting MoonRed Bee MediaRobert SamuelsMalaria No More
Dynamo Series II Facebook CampaignRobert SamuelsCarrie HartWatch / Facebook
Merthyr Incinerator CampaignInside Job Productions Martin ScanlanFriends of the Earth
Didn't Know What Love WasGreenpoint PicturesJacob LincolnConverse
Daniel Sturridge - Street LeagueRed Bee MediaRobert SamuelsHyundai
Football Bet - Brazil (Boom Operator/Sound Asst)Gas & ElectricTom King (Sound Mixer: Will Whale)Racing Post


Standard sound packages for TV drama, documentary or corporate productions. - Sound Devices 664 file based recorder (12 tracks of audio). - SQN 4s (4 Channel) Audio Mixer - 2 or 4 channel diversity radio mics (with lavalier mics). - Sennheiser 416 or similar boom mic (2+ boom poles). - Directors headsets (4+ receivers). - Sound trolley. - Video monitor. - Lithium-ion battery system (can run continuously for 24+ hours without access to mains power / linkline). - Microphones of various types suitable for presenters, effect recording, vocals, instruments, commentary, narration, vox pops, voice-over, in-vision usage.