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Mike was 10 years old when “The Spy Who Loved Me” came out. Leaving the theatre he realized two things; One, he wanted to drive an underwater Lotus and the second was that he wanted to work in movies and in particular with sound and music.
Mike started out playing in bands, then producing records and after a while gravitated towards sound post. He worked his way through sound design with the Synclavier, to foley recording and ADR and eventually to re-recording mixer at various facilities in London. He landed at De Lane Lea and was fortunate to get his big break on Stephen Daldry’s “Billy Elliot” in 2000.
Since that time he has been lucky enough to work on many films from rogue independents to franchise blockbusters. Every film is different and there are absolutely no rules. Music and sound work on a primal level and often defy all logic which is what makes the job constantly fascinating and ultimately so rewarding. Mixing “Casino Royale” and then winning a BAFTA was the definite highlight of his career so far.
Making the move over to Los Angeles made a lot of sense for Mikeand working at Warner Bros. Studios is a dream come true. He is still working on driving the underwater Lotus!