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I began recording sound professionally on BBC Storyville’s “Simon Mann’s African Coup” that I was camera assisting on in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. Until that time, sound design, recording and editing had been my hobby and art school specialism. Thereafter, I recorded sound in additional to lensing films myself, and am now a dedicated sound recordist working on influential international broadcast and feature documentaries (Arts & Music, Science, History, Specialist Factual, and Natural History), corporates, and commercials


Credits Include...

BBC NHU series (BBC) • '89 • The Late, Late Show with James • [Storyville] The Love of Books: A Sarajevo Story (BBC) • [Storyville] Simon Mann’s Africa: Black Beach (BBC) • Captive (Netflix 3x episodes) • Ten Billion (Sky Feature Doc) • Fitzdares “Few Have it” • Diana’s Death: Seven Days That Changed The Nation (BBC) • [Imagine] Cameron Mackintosh (BBC) • Queen of the World (ITV) • Mark Austin Investigates Anorexia (ITV) • [Exposure] The Hunt For Bin Laden (ITV) • Diana, Our Mother: Her Legacy (ITV/HBO) • Sainsbury’s “Roar Together” ft. Ellie Simmonds • The Last Days of Anne Boleyn (BBC) • Sainsbury’s “Living Well: Mucky Hands” • Who Do You Think You Are: Emma Willis (BBC) • Sainsbury’s “Roar Together” ft. Jonnie Peacock • Genius by Stephen Hawking (PBS) • Queen & Countryside (C4) • Debenhams “Mother’s Day” • Restoring Britain’s Landmarks (C4) • KFC “Around The World In 99 Gigs” (11x episodes) • Our Queen at Ninety (ITV) • AstraZeneca (7x episodes) • Damien Hirst: Relics (Qatar Museum Authority) • Bepanthen “10 Months” • Richard Serra: Seven (Al Doha) • The Genius of British Art (C4) • Damien Hirst: The Miraculous Journey (Qatar Museum Authority) • Tales from the Museum of Islamic Art (Qatar Museum Authority) • Jean Nouvel: Qatar National Museum (Al Doha) • Damien Hirst: The Installation of ‘Verity’ (Damien Hirst: Science) • [Dispatches] The Truth About Your Food (C4) • Radio 5 Live “Election 2015” • Charles Hazelwood: My Own Beatles Black Album (Sky Atlantic) • Lego “In the Future…” • The Apu Trilogy (Criterion Collection) • Zara Home “Simon Costin” • [Dispatches] A Widow’s War On Yobs (C4) • Sean Connery: In His Own Words (BBC) • A Dark and Stormy Night: Frankenstein and the Vampyre (BBC) • [Dispatches] The Children Left Behind (C4) • Psychopath Night (C4) • The World’s Greatest Spy Movies (C4) • End of The World Night (C4) • War On Knives (Sky One) • Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) • Qatar: An Oral History (Qatar Museum Authority) • Seven Ages of Qatar (Qatar Museum Authority) • MacMillan Cancer • Guide Dogs • Nylon Magazine • [Dispatches] Tricks of the Dole Cheats (C4)


Spirit of '89: The Game That Changed Everything

Feature documentary, '89, tells the story of Arsenal's dramatic win in the last minute of the last game of the season, played at Anfield in May 1989. Interviewees I recorded include Michael Thomas, Lee Dixon, Tony Adams, Steven Bould, Ian Wright, and Nigel Winterburn.

Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy

A landmark ITV/HBO documentary for which I was one of the sound recordists will air in July, 2017. Opening Tx territories include UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Germany.

The documentary celebrates the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales, in the 20th year since her tragic death. The film is built around contributions from HRH The Duke of Cambridge and HRH Prince Harry, both of whom talk openly about their mother and pay tribute to the many ways her influence has shaped their lives.

...Early Press 

...Early Press 

Fitzdares: Few Have It

Commercial by Tubby Brother, for bookmakers, Fitzdares. I was the sound recordist.

The Late Late Show with James Corden: “The Next James Bond - David Beckham v James Corden”

When David Beckham and James Corden find each other at the same audition for James Bond, their unique approaches to the role create tension that threatens a friendship.

Made in 4hrs, and released 2 days later! I was production mixer.

Sainsbury’s “living Well: Messy Hands”

A TV commercial by Tubby Brother, for which I was sound recordist.

“In Spring, there are few things more satisfying than tucking in your delicious food unafraid of getting your hands messy. That moment when it’s just you and your food. That's Living Well.”

Who Do You Think You Are? Emma Willis

The BAFTA award-winning genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? returns to BBC1 this summer, with an episode I recorded some sound on, delving into the past of presenter, Emma Willis.

Zara Home: Simon Costin

A short video for Zara that I was sound recordist for...

The Briton Simon Costin is known for the incredible artistic stage design in his work, where the creativity of the art world is transposed dramatically to editorial content and fashion.

His work attests to extensive experience, some of which can be found in collective exhibitions in international museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the ICA in London or the Galerie Patricia Dorfmann in Paris.

Costin has recently been named an honorary member of the Arts by the University of the Arts in London.

 

 

Charles Hazelwood: My Own Beatles Black Album

I only did a few days on this film examining the break-up of the worlds greatest pop group, and the 'fab fours' subsequent solo work, that culminates in Charles Hazelwood curating his own, Black Album.

BBC NHU Project (title pending) 

I have been recording sound for the BBC Natural History Unit's a forthcoming, as yet untitled series. 

Watch this space for more...

Captive

I was sound recordist on three episodes: Lucasville Prison Riot, Peacemakers, Al Qaeda Kidnappers. A fascinating experience and tremendous series of films.

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Netflix eight-part series “Captive” looks at high-profile hostage crises and was conceived and produced by Simon Chinn’s Lightbox Entertainment in tandem with The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman, and producer Dave Bartis’ Hypnotic

Reviews for Captive episode 1.1 “Lucasville Prison Riot”…

“Meticulously researched and stuffed with absolutely hair-raising interviews from every side of the conflict”

“It is cinematic and slickly produced, with production value visible in nearly every frame. The show is equally impressive from a journalistic standpoint. The producers have clearly put in a tremendous amount of legwork into tracking down perpetrators, victims, eyewitnesses, family members and law enforcement officials, and getting them to open up about their traumatic experiences. “Lucasville” is especially noteworthy in this regard, featuring interviews with surprisingly forthcoming former inmates and several ringleaders now on death row.”

“True-crime aficionados will find much to enjoy about Captive, and many will be completely taken in by the perpetually pulse-pounding, nail-biting style.”

“The on-camera interviews are utterly compelling: guards describing the terror of the experience and the hostage-takers explaining the unexpected intricacy of theirs, particularly the grim, haunted look on one guard’s face as he recalls the early hours of the uprising, saying, “We lost that fight pretty quick.” The episode runs an hour and a half, but with the wealth of footage at the filmmakers’ disposal, one almost wonders why it wasn’t longer – or what footage those behind Captive left out.”

“Former convicts and prison officers talk us through events with frequent cuts away from original news footage to high-spec dramatic reconstructions. They’re so well done, you sometimes forget which is which as the camera pans over the bloodied, face-down corpse of a murderer prisoner. Could be real, could be an actor. And it’s all underscored with the kind of “feel this now” compositions you’d more usually find in a quality drama.”

Our Queen at Ninety

Told in the words of those closest to her, 'Our Queen at Ninety' features interviews with family members about what the 89-year-old is really like, as well as showing behind the scenes footage of her life while homage is paid to her many years at the helm of the Royal family.

As well as recording Kate Middleton’s first solo broadcast interview, I also recorded William, Duke of Cambridge; Charles, Prince of Wales; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Sophie, Countess of Wessex and numerous other characters throughout the film.

Viewing figures on Tx were 7 million.

Bepanthan: "10 Months - How Are You?"

“You have nurtured, carried and protected your baby for 9 months. And now that you’ve given birth, they’re the new centre of everyone’s life. And while their first days and weeks are important, your 10th Month is just as important and deserves attention too.”

We filmed 10 women as they learn to navigate this particularly poignant time, providing an intimate look at their 10th Month and an encouragement of support for all new mums. 
 
Directed by Elizabeth Stopford | Photography by Jeremy Pollard | Sound by Nathan Kendall and Lucy Pickering | Produced by Dark Energy films for Bepanthen. 

KFC “Around the World in 99 Gigs”

The series of branded commercial shorts for KFC by BBH/Black Sheep Studios, shot over 21 days across Europe and North Africa. Directed by Tom Green, and lensed by Christopher Ross BSC

 

"Kill 'Em All" RadioLab, WNYC (UK Sound Recordist)

The World's Greatest Spy Movies

Real spies choose the ten most thrilling spy movies ever, in a programme that also reveals how top fictional spies compare to their real-life counterparts, and which spy films are closest to the truth Find out more here: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-worlds-greatest-spy-movies

Restoring Britain's Landmarks

A brand new series looking at the restoration projects of The Landmark Trust and the amazing history behind them. Coming to Channel 4 on Wednesday 14th October at 8pm.

Bare Films viral-turned- broadcast commercial for Debenhams (UK) *Awarded BRONZE Film Lion at Cannes Lions* I was soundman. Shot on 5D & 7D Dir Joanna Bailey DP: Jeremy Pollard

Tyger Takes on Revenge Porn*

A Dark and Stormy Night: Frankenstein and the Vampyre*

Life is Toff*

Psychopath Night* (inc. B-Roll Camera)

Saturday | 9pm | Channel 4 http://www.channel4.com/programmes/psychopath-night Psychopath Night unravels the mystery of psychopaths, exploring how their minds work, counting down the top ten movie psychopaths and revealing familiar faces on the psychopathic scale

Damien Hirst: Relics

BBC documentary about the last days of Anne Boleyn, deciphered from various texts and interpreted by a number of historians who each have a different take on the rise of fall of Anne Boleyn in the tudor court. I was the sound recordist. Dir: Rob Coldstream DP's: Rob Goldie & Tim Cragg Sound: Nathan Kendall Oxford Film & TV for BBC

Our Queen

Qatar National Museum (inc. additional camera)

Feature drama-documentary about how a group of passionate book lovers risked their lives to save the Gazi Husrav-Beg Library from destruction during the siege of Sarajevo. It's also a film about the importance of books, about how libraries are the heart of our cultural identity, repositories for history and memory. Winner of the Audience Award, Sarajevo Film Festival, and Tribecca Doha Film Festival. I was the soundman. DP: Jeremy Pollard Dir: Sam Hobkinson Sound: Nathan Kendall Prod Co: Oxford Film & TV

Richard Serra: 7 (inc. additional camera)

30min Documentary about Richard Serra and the construction of his piece, 7, in Qater. This is a snippet of the film, for which I was soundman (and I promise there's actually a lot of sound in the real film!) and 2nd Unit Cameraman. Shot on Arri Alexa Filmed for The Qatar Foundation/Al Jezeera DP: Jeremy Pollard Dir: Ian MacMillan Sound: Nathan Kendall Prod Co: Oxford Film & TV

Stand alone 60min documentary film for the BBC's Storyville strand. Also shown on America networks as part of the Wide Angle strand, under the title 'Once Upon a Coup'. I was the AC and Soundman for the shoot in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa (the GV's, Simon Mann's interview, and President Obiang's interview). We shot on the Varicam, and unusually, I dialed in much of the 'look' in-camera. I also helped as a technical liason. It was a tense few months(!) waiting for visas, but when we actually got to EG, wow, it was exciting. Was a really professional team behind this film, and it a great project to have contributed toward. Dir: Christopher Olgiati Prod: Michael Chrisman & Roy Ackerman Exec Prod: Greg Sanderson DP (for Equatorial Guinea): Jeremy Pollard Sound, AC & Additional Camera (Equatorial Guinea):Nathan Kendall Prod Co: Fresh One (2009)

Seven Ages of Qatar (inc. 2nd unit camera)

This is the trailer for a documentary, 'Seven Ages of Qatar', made in Qatar for Al Doha/National Day 2010. Shot on the RED. I was the soundman. It was windy!!!

A trailer for a short documentary "The Tale of the Jade Pendant", for Al Doha TV and for later use in their Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar. Principally filmed in India and Qatar, on the RED, with lots of use of Swing & Tilt lenses. I was the Soundman …and 2nd AC…and… Dir: Teresa Griffiths AP: Hugo Godwin Cinematographer: Jeremy Pollard 1st AC: Anthony Hugill Soundman: Nathan Kendall Oxford Film & TV production for Al Doha TV Shot on the RED

Internet viral for Heineken as part of their build up to the world cup. Filmed over a cold February day - those poor guys! I was the Soundman. Director: Joanna Bailey Producer: Helen Hadfield Cinematographer: Mike Eley Soundman: Nathan Kendall Bare Films production Shot on S16mm