Bafta and BIFA winning sound editor and re-recording mixer James Drake has joined Splice as Head of Sound Editorial.

Drake has worked in Film & TV sound post production for over a decade and has worked across high-end TV drama and feature films both as a Sound Editor and Re-Recording Mixer.

His credits include both the ‘Boiling Point’ feature and recent TV series for the BBC, ‘Accused’ for Netflix, ‘Fifteen-Love’ for Amazon, and both series of ‘I Hate Suzie’ for Sky. He is currently working on ‘The Responder’ Series 2 for the BBC.

In 2021, Drake won a BIFA for his work on ‘Boiling Point’ and a BAFTA for ‘His Dark Materials’.

“While working on the Boiling Point series at Splice during the summer I got to know the team and saw first-hand their drive to not only do great work but also create a really positive experience for clients. So many of our ideas and principles are the same and so it feels like a very natural step to be joining the team as Head of Sound Editorial.” said Drake. “Personally, I know it will give me the ability to continue to collaborate creatively and flexibly with clients whilst developing and supporting the next generation of talent. I can’t wait to see what this year holds!”

“James is not only enormously talented, but his values and ethos align with ours here at Splice’ said Richard Folley, Managing Director. “Once we started working together it was clear that he would make a fantastic addition to the team. His talent allowing us to continue to push the creative quality of our output while embracing our goals to ensure the client experience is never compromised and we remain flexible and collaborative to so that every project we work on with our clients feels like one team. It felt an obvious progression for James to come and join us.”

Head of Scripted Sound, Jules Woods, said: ‘I’m delighted James has joined us – he is a phenomenal talent, and I’m so excited for the future of the scripted sound output at Splice’.

Jon Creamer

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