“I’ve had the privilege of working on three films with Nic and think he’s just one of the best sound editors in the world. His passion is infectious—every film is born again in his studio. He doesn’t just create a rich, authentic soundscape that’s faithful to place, time and subject; he senses and amplifies narrative themes and moods, elevating the film to another level. He’s a real artist and a joy to work with"
James Byrne, Director, Gorongosa Media
I'm a sound designer, supervising sound editor and nature sound recordist working in both drama and documentary, and specialising in natural history to which I bring my lifelong interest in the natural world.
Along with its narrative aspects, I'm highly driven by the aesthetic and spatial qualities of sound. As an active field recordist a feature of my work is my unique sound library which consists largely of my own high quality recordings of natural environments and wildlife, recorded using advanced spatial formats and ultra-low noise preamps.
I work independently and can also bring together a team – including re-recording mixer Andrew Wilson (known for BBC's Planet Earth and Blue Planet, Disney's Nature films and most recently multi award-winning Biggest Little Farm) – to provide full audio post production at Bristol's most renowned facilities.
2013 BAFTA Best Sound – Hinterland
2016 Jackson Wild Best Sound – Gorongosa Park: Rebirth of Paradise
2020 Global Impact Film Festival Best Sound Design – Our Gorongosa
My passion for the natural world (in particular, birds) and my ever-growing experience of exploring and recording in the mountains, forests and wetlands of the films I work on helps me to bring your production to life. On a visit to a Celtic oak forest in spring we will hear wood warbler, redstart and pied flycatcher, and on the banks of a Andaluscian river: cettis warbler, nightingale and golden oriole…
Film literate and passionate about the medium, my first sound design work was for the BFI-financed Nadger (dir. Catherine Lindstrum) which won the Welsh BAFTA for best short film. I've since worked as sound editor or supervising sound editor on many cinematic documentaries including Gruff Rhys' acclaimed American Interior and the Jackson Wild award-winning On the Front Line: The Rangers of Gorongosa (dir. James Byrne).
I work regularly in both fiction and documentary, and often in the margins between the two. I like to be involved from the earliest possible stage–working with the director, composer and editor can offer the opportunity to help conceptualise sound and to work-in ideas.
Contact me to talk to me about your project.