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Rowan October

Sound Recordist & Boom Operator

Rowan has been working for 20 years in TV and Film as a Sound Assistant as well as 10+ years in Live events as an AV Technician (Sound/ Video). Over this time, he has taken on complete role and departmental responsibility and worked in HETV Drama, LE shows and live events and Outside Broadcasts.

Bases in London, Manchester and Cardiff.

Feature Films

Production Production Company Director Sound Mixer
Pipe Dreams (UK: dailies)H2L ProductionsStacey TenenbaumVarious
The Devil Outside (1AS) Ipso Facto ProductionsAndrew HulmeLudovic Lasserre
In ExtremisGSP StudiosSteve StoneRowan October
Still Loved (dailies)Big Buddha FilmsDebbie HowardVarious
Light Years (2U: dailies)Third FilmsEsther May CampbellRobin Gerrard
The Blue Black Hussar (dailies)Sunrise PicturesJack BondRoger Johnson
Dead Cat (dailies)Dead Cat FilmsStefan GeorgiouRoger Johnson
Gulliver's Travels (2AS: dailies)Fox UKRobert LettermanJohn Midgley
Shanghai (2AS: dailies)The Weinstein CompanyMikael HåfströmBrian Simmons
This is England (trainee)Warp FilmsShane MeadowsDave Sansom
Like Minds (UK: trainee)Bluewater FilmsGregory J. ReadKeith Silva
A Cock and Bull Story (trainee)Revolution FilmsMichael WinterbottomStuart Wilson
Yasmin (trainee)Parallax IndependentKenneth GlenaanStuart Bruce

TV Factual

Production Production Company Director Channel / Brand
Celebs Go DatingLime PicturesMarieke Barker-BenfieldE4
Play in a DayHouse of TheresaRobert MorganSky Arts
Feel The BurnHide & Seek MediaDominic Streeter
The Making Of José MourinhoArchers MarkDAZNDAZN
Making a MonsterMonster FilmsDavid HowardCrime+Investigation UK
The Real Prime SuspectMonster FilmsDavid HowardCBS Reality
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)

TV Drama

Production Production Company Director Sound Mixer
Outlander Season 7 (1AS: 2U dailies)Sony, STARZ, Left Bank PicturesJan Matthys, Lisa ClarkePaul Hartmann
Detectorists Special 2022 (1AS) Channel X, Treasure Trove, Lola Television Mackenzie CrookMatthew McCabe
Malory Towers 4 (1AS:UK) KingbertBruce Macdonald, Tracey RooneyMark Andrews
The Tower 2 (2U - dailies) Mammoth ScreenKate CheesemanSimon Farmer
Bodies (1AS: 2U dailies) Moonage PicturesHaolu WangSteve Cummings
Two Doors Down 7 (1AS: dailies) BBC StudiosBen Gosling Fuller Chris Campion
Trying (1AS: dailies)BBC Studios / Apple TVElliot Hegarty David Lascelles, Mark Andrews
London Kills (1AS: dailies)PGM TVSean GlynnKiff McManus
House of the Dragon (2AS: dailies)HBOVariousMartin Seeley
Dodger (1AS: London dailies)NBCUniversal International StudiosRhys ThomasIan Voigt
Call the Midwife (1AS: 2U dailies)Neal Street ProductionsSarah EsdaileIan Voigt
Our House (1AS: dailies - additional photography)Red Planet PicturesSheree FolksonGrant Studart
The Tower 1 (2U dailies)Mammoth ScreenJim LoachSimon Farmer
Emerald (1AS: dailies)MermanDearhbla Walsh Tom Harburt
Pistol (1AS: dailies)Minim UK ProductionsDanny BoyleRashad Hall Heinz
Gangs of London (1AS: 2U dailies)Pulse FilmsCorin HardyJon Boothroyde
Grace (1AS: 2U dailies)ITVJohn AlexanderBen Livingstone
Outlander Season 6 (1AS: 2U dailies)Sony, STARZ, Left Bank PicturesJamie Payne, Justin MolotnikovPaul Hartmann
EastEnders (sound assistant)BBC Studios ProductionsVariousVarious
GameFace (1AS: dailies)Objective ProductionsAndrew ChaplinMartin Wilson
In the Cloud (London: dailies)Little Island ProductionsRobert Scott WildesDave Sansom
The White Princess 2U dailies)Company Pictures, STARZJamie PayneGlen Marullo (Main Unit)
Hetty Feather II (1AS: 2U dailies)CBBCMakalla McPhersonRonald Bailey
L8r Youngers 2 (1AS)Actorshop Productions, BBC2John WhiteWill Whale
Silent Witness Series 13 (2AS)BBCUdayan PrasadFraser Barber
Sleep With Me (2AS)Clerkenwell Films, ITVMarc JobstFraser Barber
Little Dorrit (2AS)BBCDiarmuid LawrenceFraser Barber
Mutual Friends (2AS: dailies)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: dailies)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
The Gospel According to Gail Pretty Loud Productions, SOS FilmsFlorence Winter HillRowan October
Paradise Lost?The Nothing Productions Iain Forsyth & Jane PollardRowan October
MarthaBluebird Film ProductionChristopher HaydonRowan October, Rory Smith
Sensational Simmy!DessyMak ProductionsRunyararo MapfumoRowan October
Cinderella GamesBluebird Film ProductionJess and MorgsRowan October, Rory Smith
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


Production Production Company Director Channel / Brand
Defending Digga DBBC CreativeMatt KellyBBC Three
BBC Sounds - Listen Without LimitsBBC CreativeMegaforceBBC Sounds
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
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
The Hunting Moon Horror MovieRed Bee MediaRobert SamuelsMalaria No More
Didn't Know What Love WasGreenpoint PicturesJacob LincolnConverse

Additional Information

  • Enhanced DBS issued Dec 2022.
  • PAF 3a/3b licence issued Dec 2022.
  • Emergency First Aid at Work issued Jan 2023
  • AVIXA certification ongoing.  


Complete sound/ video packages available. Sound Devices 48kHz/ 24 bit recorder, 3x Wisycom MCR42S receivers, 2x Sennheiser MKH 50 gun mic, 2x Sennheiser MKH 60 gun mic, 2x Wisycom MTB40S plug-on transmitter, 4x DPA 4071, Countryman B6 personal mic, Wisycom MTP41S bodypack transmitters, 10x IEM client receiver with headphones, 4x Tentacle Sync lock-it box, 4x Li-ion NP1 battery, Linkline sound recordist available, 1x MacBook Pro based QLab/ Pro Tools/ Logic Pro/ Final Cut Pro.