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Rowan October

Sound Recordist & Boom Operator

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Rowan is a sound recordist and boom operator with 15 years industry experience working on a range of productions: feature films; Factual TV - observational documentary and presenter-led series; TV drama and comedy; short films; commercial and branded content; outside broadcast and events (as audio-visual tech operator).

Bases in London, Devon and Yorkshire. Complete kit (see below).

Feature Films

Production Production Company Director Sound Mixer
The Devil Outside (1AS) Ipso Facto ProductionsAndrew HulmeLudovic Lasserre
In Extremis (sound mixer)GSP StudiosSteve StoneRowan October
Still Loved (dailies)Big Buddha FilmsDebbie HowardIndependent Feature
Light Years (2nd unit: dailies)Third FilmsEsther May CampbellRobin Gerrard
The Blue Black Hussar (dailies)Sunrise PicturesJack BondIndependent Feature
Dead Cat (dailies)Dead Cat FilmsStefan GeorgiouRoger Johnson, Rowan October
Gulliver's Travels (2AS: dailies)Fox UKRobert LettermanJohn Midgeley
Shanghai (2AS: dailies)The Weinstein CompanyMikael HåfströmBrian Simmons
The Symmetry of LoveFlea Market PicturesAitor GaizkaVictoria Franzen, Rowan October, Gideon Jensen
A Distant Mirage (1AS)A Distant Mirage FilmsHarbhajan VirdiRoger Johnson
Journal of a Contract Killer (1AS: dailies)MJ FilmsTony MaylamAlan Cridford, Jonathan Mitchell
This is England (sound trainee)Warp FilmsShane MeadowsDave Sansom
Like Minds (UK unit: sound trainee)Bluewater FilmsGregory J. ReadKeith Silva
A Cock and Bull Story (sound trainee)Revolution FilmsMichael WinterbottomStuart Wilson
Yasmin (sound trainee)Parallax IndependentKenneth GlenaanStuart Bruce

TV Factual

Production Production Company Director Channel / Brand
Tate Britain’s Great British Walks (dailies)7 WonderMatthew HuntleySky Arts
Nurses Who Kill (series I & II)FirstLookTV Will HanrahanUKTV: Really
Real, Fake or UnknownWild Dream FilmsChristian Bradshaw, Bosie Vincent, Stuart ClarkeChannel 4
Thelma’s Big Irish CommunionsStirling Film & TelevisionMarie-Thérèse Mackle TV3 (Ireland)
Random Acts: Laura Dockrill - LegacyQuestion Media GroupMarcus JonesChannel 4
My Life: Mum's Last WishBig Deal FilmsZoe HinesCBBC
F*ck, That's Delicious: The Foundation (UK unit)Vice Productions Chris Grosso Viceland
Panorama: The Schools Scandal: Playing the System (dailies)Genie PicturesChris BouldingBBC1
Ancient ImpossibleWild Dream FilmsBo ChannonH2 (US), The History Channel (UK)
The Irish Child Pageant StormStirling Film & TelevisionCaroline CoombsRTÉ (Ireland)
Milkshake! Summer FunIvy House ProductionsDerek MoranChannel 5

TV Drama

Production Production Company Director Sound Mixer
GameFace (1AS: dailies)Objective ProductionsAndrew ChaplinMartin Wilson
In the Cloud (London unit: dailies)Little Island ProductionsRobert Scott WildesDave Sansom
EastEnders (sound assistant)BBC StudioworksVariousMark Nicholl
The White Princess (2nd unit: dailies)Company Pictures, STARZJamie PayneGlen Marullo (Main Unit)
Hetty Feather II (2nd unit - 1AS: dailies)CBBCMakalla McPhersonRonald Bailey
L8r Youngers 2 (1AS)Actorshop Productions, BBC2John WhiteWill Whale
Silent Witness XIII (2AS)BBCUdayan PrasadFraser Barber
Sleep With Me (2AS)Clerkenwell Films, ITVMarc JobstFraser Barber
Little Dorrit (2AS)BBCDiarmuid LawrenceFraser Barber
Mutual Friends (2AS)Hat Trick Productions, BBCJim O'HanlanTony Meering
Waking The Dead VII (2AS)BBCEdward Bennett, Phillipa Langdale, Sam MillerSimon Clark
Emmerdale (sound assistant)ITVAlan Wareing, Duncan Foster, Judith DineGareth Hall, Tim Wybrow
The Innocence Project (1AS)BBCBill AndersonMark Atkinson
Girls In Love II (2AS)CITVIndra BhoseMark Cochran
Steel River Blues (2AS)ITVTim Dowd, Graeme HarperTim Wybrow, Raymond French, Malcolm Davies

Short Films

Production Production Company Director Sound Mixer
Hip Hop CafeSuperrocketmanRobbie SamuelsRowan October
Sticky (1AS)Vitamin FilmsRichard TurleyLudovic Lasserre
When I Grow UpSignature PicturesJon Max SpatzRowan October
The Other Side of HomeGolden Hare FilmsJesse RossRowan October
Is Police 3.0 Possible Today?VloopMarcus JonesRowan October
PoisonedDarren DohertyDarren DohertyRowan October
TiedFairground PicturesDarren DohertyRowan October
No EscapeElectric SheepWilliam McGregorRowan October
BovineEvoke Films William McGregorRowan October
The Good MuslimConcept Films Robert CambrinusRoger Johnson, Rowan October


Production Production Company Director Channel / Brand
RAF Intelligence Analyst (Linguist)Trailer Park LondonCraig Bingham Royal Air Force
BBC Future of Work SeasonBBC CreativeNeil Scott-SillsBBC World News
Carlos V: Busca la Porra Archers Mark / MastodonteLuis KuriNestlé
When You Can't Decide What To Stream / When Your Friend Keeps Interrupting Your ShowBuzzfeed UKNyall CookNOW TV
To Sea or Not to Sea (Careers At Sea)ITN ProductionsHarry HallUK Chamber of Shipping, Merchant Navy
Go PlaySomesuchRaine Allen-MillerASOS
Act Fast CampaignFreudsRosie SaundersPublic Health England
The New BBC+ AppBBC CreativeMatt RhodesBBC Worldwide
Brits are tested on geographyBuzzfeed UKRichard ReidBritish Airways
Ray Westbrook: 'I thought I'd never play football again'BBC CreativeBen Friend, Ross MarksBBC Sport
Independence Day: Resurgence 'Euro 2016'Picture Production CompanyTim Reeves20th Century Fox
Prostate Cancer UK QuizDiscovery CreativeRobert SamuelsDiscovery: Quest
Join the Virtual Orchestra: Get PlayingBBC CreativeSusan AytonBBC Music
Teenage Cybercrime: Help your child make the right #CyberChoicesThe Edge Picture Company Stuart FryerNational Crime Agency
The StorytellersAnalogFolkKell MitchellSainsbury's
Luck Is No CoincidenceSignal ProductionsSacha MooreUnibet
Flexball Cup 2015Hill & Knowlton StrategiesSarah CheadleGillette
RideLondon Festival of CyclingBrainwave MediaBrian HousePrudential
Guitar Hero Live: Gamescom (behind the scenes)Red ConsultancyLuke MackayActivision
Small But Loud Show (The Beats Pills)Gas & ElectricJak O'HareBeats by Dre
Radio 2DAY returns!Red Bee MediaAdam ButcherBBC Radio 2
'Storytelling on ITV3 Afternoons'Sassy FilmsDavid WaldmanThe People's Friend
QuickCheck Trailer ParkKell MitchellCapital One
Talking Cash MachineRed Bee MediaSusan AytonBarclays
Santa Fe - Feel Like a Man; i30 - It's all About the KidsRed Bee MediaOliver Parsons Hyundai
Top Gear Speed Week (behind the scenes)Engine CreativeCraig SpenceleyBBC Worldwide
Big Fab FridaysRed Bee MediaMatt ShaplandCBBC
Miles & Smiles: Elif ŞafakPTT Films (Production Team of Turkey)Ozan AçıktanTurkish Airlines
Win the work experience of a lifetimeRed Bee MediaRobert SamuelsBarclays LifeSkills
The Hunting Moon Horror MovieRed Bee MediaRobert SamuelsMalaria No More
Didn't Know What Love WasGreenpoint PicturesJacob LincolnConverse
Football Bet: Brazil (1AS)Gas & ElectricTom King (sound mixer: Will Whale)Racing Post


Current kit updated May 2017 includes: Sound Devices 664 recorder, 3x MCR42S dual receiver, 2x Sennheiser MKH 50 gun mic, 2x Sennheiser MKH 60 gun mic, 2x Wisycom MTB40S plug-on transmitter, 4x DPA 4060 personal mic, 4x Wisycom MTP41S bodypack transmitter, 10x IEM bodypack receiver with headphones, 4x Tentacle Sync lock-it box, 4x Li-ion NP1 battery, Linkline sound recordist available, 1x Mac Pro based Pro Tools/Logic Pro system.