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Rowan October

Sound Recordist & Boom Operator

Sound Recordist (documentary, film, commercial).
Boom Operator (television drama, feature film, commercial)

London, UK with bases covering:- Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield.

Standard sound packages for drama, documentary, feature film, TVC, corporate production, ambisonics, classical instruments and event multitrack recording. Experience of live broadcasts and podcast, audio book production.

IPAF PAL valid for working at height using mobile vertical (3a) and mobile boom (3b).

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 CampbellRobin Gerrard (Main Unit)
Dead Cat (Dailies)Dead Cat FilmsStefan GeorgiouRoger Johnson
The Symmetry of LoveFlea Market PicturesAitor GaizkaRowan October
A Distant Mirage (Boom Operator/Sound Asst)A Distant Mirage FilmsHarbhajan VirdiRoger Johnson
Journal of a Contract Killer (Boom Operator/Sound Asst - Dailies)MJ FilmsTony MaylamAlan Cridford, Jonathan Mitchell
Gulliver's Travels (Sound Asst - Dailies)Fox UKRobert LettermanJohn Midgeley
Shanghai (Sound Asst - Dailies)The Weinstein CompanyMikael HåfströmBrian Simmons
This is England (Sound Trainee)Warp FilmsShane MeadowsDave Sansom
A Cock and Bull Story (Sound Trainee)Revolution FilmsMichael WinterbottomStuart Wilson
Yasmin (Sound Trainee)Parallax IndependentKenneth GlenaanStuart Bruce
Like Minds (Sound Trainee - UK Unit)Bluewater FilmsGregory J. ReadKeith Silva

Feature Documentaries

Production Production Company Director Channel / Brand
Real, Fake or UnknownWild Dream FilmsChristian Bradshaw, Bosie Vincent, Stuart ClarkeChannel 4
A Very British CrisisBBC TelevisionGabrielle O'NeillBBC Parliament
Tate Walks (Dailies)7 WonderMatthew HuntleySky Arts
Thelma’s Big Irish Communions (Dailies)Stirling Film & TelevisionMarie-Thérèse Mackle TV3 (Ireland)
Nurses Who Kill (series I & II)FirstLookTV Will HanrahanUKTV: Really
My Life: Mum's Last WishBig Deal FilmsZoe HinesCBBC
Still Loved (Dailies)Big Buddha FilmsDebbie HowardIndependent Feature
Panorama: The Schools Scandal: Playing the System (Dailies)Genie PicturesChris BouldingBBC One
Ancient Impossible (Dailies)Wild Dream FilmsBo ChannonH2 (US), The History Channel (UK)
The Irish Child Pageant StormStirling Film & TelevisionCaroline CoombsRTÉ (Ireland)
F*ck, That's Delicious (UK Unit)Vice Productions (US)Chris GrossoVice Magazine: Munchies
The Blue Black Hussar (Dailies)Sunrise PicturesJack BondIndependent Feature

TV / Dramas

Production Production Company Director Sound Mixer
In the Cloud (Dailies)Little Island ProductionsRobert Scott WildesDave Sansom
EastEnders (Boom Operator/Sound Asst)BBC TelevisionVariousGeoff Ward
GameFace (Dailies - Boom Operator/Sound Asst)Objective ProductionsAndrew ChaplinMartin Wilson
The White Princess (2nd Unit - Dailies)STARZ > Company PicturesJamie PayneGlen Marullo (Main Unit)
Milkshake! Summer FunChannel 5 > Ivy House ProductionsDerek MoranRowan October
Hetty Feather II (Boom Operator/Sound Asst - Dailies)BBC Television: CBBCMakalla McPhersonRonald Bailey
L8r Youngers 2 (Boom Operator/Sound Asst)BBC Television > Actorshop Productions John WhiteWill Whale
Silent Witness XIII (Sound Asst/2nd Boom)BBC TelevisionUdayan PrasadFraser Barber
Sleep With Me (Sound Asst/2nd Boom)ITV > Clerkenwell FilmsMarc JobstFraser Barber
Little Dorrit (Sound Asst/2nd Boom)BBC TelevisionDiarmuid LawrenceFraser Barber
Mutual Friends (Sound Asst/2nd Boom)BBC Television > 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
Hip Hop CafeSuperrocketmanRobbie SamuelsRowan October
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
PoisonedDarren DohertyDarren DohertyRowan October
TiedFairground PicturesDarren DohertyRowan October
No EscapeElectric SheepWilliam McGregorRowan October
BovineEvoke Films William McGregorRowan October
TwinsSamia Rida/Simon O'Neill/Robbie RyanSimon O'NeillRowan October

Commercials / Brand Film / Idents

Production Production Company Director Channel / Brand
Porra: Carlos VArchers MarkLuis KuriNestlé Carlos V
When You Can't Decide What To Stream / When Your Friend Keeps Interrupting Your ShowBuzzfeed UKNyall CookNOW TV
Merchant Navy - Careers at SeaITN ProductionsHarry HallUK Chamber of Shipping
ASOS Go play: Face+Body at ASOSSomesuchRaine Allen-MillerASOS
Public Health England - Act F.A.S.T. CampaignFreudsRosie SaundersPublic Health England
BBC+ App: Trailer - BBCBBC CreativeMatt RhodesBBC Television
Brits Are Tested On GeographyBuzzfeed UKRichard ReidBritish Airways
The FA People's Cup - BBC Get InspiredBBC CreativeBen Friend / Ross MarksBBC Sport, Get Inspired
Euro 2016: Independence Day Resurgence PromoPicture Production CompanyTim ReevesITV, Euro 2016
Discovery: Quest - Prostate Cancer (TV Trail)Discovery CreativeRobert SamuelsProstate Cancer UK
BBC Music: Get Playing (TV Trail)BBC CreativeSusan AytonBBC Television
Teenage cybercrime: Help your child make the right #CyberChoicesThe Edge Picture Company Stuart FryerNational Crime Agency
Aspers Casino - Christmas Campaign 2015Red ButtonJohn LynchAspers Casino
Mog's Christmas Calamity - The Storytellers - Sainsbury'sAnalogFolkKell MitchellSainsbury's
Luck Is No CoincidenceSignal ProductionsSacha MooreUnibet
Best 5-A-Side Footballers in the UK - Gillette Flexball Cup Final 2015Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Procam TelevisionSarah CheadleGillette UK
Prudential RideLondon festival of cyclingBrainwave MediaBrian HousePrudential
Official Guitar Hero Live: Gamescom Behind the Scenes TrailerRed ConsultancyLuke MackayActivision
Beats by Dre: Small But Loud Show (The Beats Pills)Gas & ElectricJak O'HareBeats by Dre
Radio 2DAY returns! Friday 10th May 2013Red Bee MediaAdam ButcherBBC Television
The People's Friend sponsors Storytelling on ITV3 AfternoonsSassy FilmsDavid WaldmanITV 3
Is Police 3.0 Possible Today?VloopMarcus JonesCapgemini
You Said We Did - Barclays Talking ATMRed Bee MediaSusan AytonBarclays
The Hyundai Santa Fe - Feel Like a ManRed Bee MediaOliver Parsons Hyundai
Behind the scenes on Top Gear Speed WeekEngine CreativeCraig SpenceleyBBC Top Gear
Big Fab Fridays (Voiceover for TVC)Red Bee MediaMatt ShaplandCBBC
Turkish Airlines: Elif Şafak - Miles&Smiles Kredi KartıPtt Films (Production Team of Turkey)Ozan AçıktanTurkish Airlines
Barclays - Your Life Skills - Jameela JamilRed Bee MediaRobert SamuelsBarclays
The Hunting Moon Horror MovieRed Bee MediaRobert SamuelsMalaria No More
Converse - Didn't Know What Love WasGreenpoint PicturesJacob LincolnConverse
Football Bet (Racing Post) - Brazil (Boom Operator/Sound Asst)Gas & ElectricTom King (Sound Mixer: Will Whale)Racing Post


Standard sound packages for TV drama, documentary or corporate productions. - 12 channel Sound Devices 664 recorder. - 4 channel Wisycom radios (with DPA lav mics). - 2 wireless booms (with Sennheiser gun mics - MKH 50, MKH 60, 416, etc.). - Sound cart. - UHD Monitor. - Lithium-ion battery and charging system. - Linkline sound recordist available. - Stereo, 5.1 surround, B-format, ambisonics, 360°, immersive VR recording. - Setups for presenters, talking head interviews, atmos / effects recording, panel debate, sports commentary, covert recording. - Rig for vocals, choir, orchestra, classical music, etc. - Playback rig. - Complete PA system available.