With a background in electronic music recording and composition, Paul Davies graduated from the sound department of the U.K.s leading film school the National Film and Television School in 1993. After graduation Paul worked as a freelance sound recordist, sound editor and re-recording mixer on a variety of feature, broadcast and corporate projects. In 1995 Paul joined the sound post production company Videosonics as a sound editor rising to become head of the sound editorial department. Whilst with Videosonics Paul continued to hone his craft on a large range of feature film and television dramas. In 2000 Paul left Videosonics to become a freelance Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer and continues to work in these roles to this day. Notable directors Paul has worked with include Stephen Frears, John Hillcoat, Lynne Ramsay, Guillermo Del Toro, Steve McQueen, Hideo Nakata, Rose Glass, Bart Layton, Anton Corbijn, Saul Dibb, Julian Jarrold, Nick Broomfield and Julien Temple amongst many others, on films such as ‘The Queen’, ‘Kinky Boots’, ‘You Were Never Really Here’, ‘American Animals’, ‘Hunger’, ‘Mrs Henderson Presents’, ‘The American’, ‘The Proposition’ and ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin’.
In addition to his work in sound post production Paul is a regular visiting tutor at the National Film and Television School in the U.K. The Baltic Film School in Estonia and the iFS in Cologne. Paul has also held sound design workshops at The School of Sound, BAFTA, CPH Dox Festival-Denmark and The Sound of Story in Brighton U.K. Paul is a film voting member of BAFTA and AMPAS and a past chair of AMPS the U.K.’s film and television sound craft guild. Paul has received nominations from Bafta and The Royal Television society for his sound design work and in 2018 won a British Independent Film Award for his sound design on ‘You Were Never Really Here’.
Saint Maud | 2019 | Director: Rose Glass
You Were Never Really Here | 2017 | Director: Lynne Ramsay
The Queen | 2006 | Director: Stephen Frears