Paul Davies

With a background in electronic music, Paul Davies graduated from the sound course of the National Film and Television School in 1993. Paul became a freelance supervising sound editor and sound designer and in 2003 he established his own  company, PDsoundDesign.

Paul is best known for his long-time collaboration with director Lynne Ramsay, having created the tracks for Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar, We Need to Talk About Kevin and her latest film, You Were Never Really Here. His other credits include Steve McQueens’s Hunger, John Maybury’s Love is the Devil and Stephen Frear’s The Queen.

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Mike Figgis

After studying music and playing with several ensembles Mike joined the experimental performance group People Show and toured extensively for ten years. After forming his own group Mike began to experiment with film and sound, combining these elements with live theatre and opera.

His first film, a one hour political fantasy for Channel 4 called The House, brought him into the domain of cinema. This was followed by a period of mainstream filmmaking which included Stormy Monday and Leaving Las Vegas. Encouraged by the success of a more experimental and minimal approach to filmmaking, Figgis continued to push boundaries and Timecode (2000) was the first real-time digital film ever made.

He presents Capturing the Sound of My Experience: “Sound continues to dominate my creativity. I have 50 years of audio memoire. It’s what drew me to cinema.”

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