Key hire signals significant creative development within the Post Production studio

Azimuth are delighted to announce that renowned and respected industry talent Kate Davis, has joined the company as Head of Audio.

An acclaimed, remarkable and multi award winning creative audio talent, Kate brings her wealth of experience and industry knowledge to the Azimuth team.  Having previously headed up a busy audio department for over 11 years, Kate’s strengths are her passion for sound, combined with her sheer amount of experience in bringing films to life, and working with the creative talents behind them. 


Kate’s arrival comes at a time of great expansion for Azimuth.  Having recently moved from its original Soho base to a new facility, the company has embarked on a new chapter in its development of finishing high end creative storytelling and factual entertainment.  


Part of this expansion is a repositioning of the business with the evolution of the creative team, alongside increased scale and complexity of the work the studio is producing. To expedite this, Kate is tasked with setting up their brand new Audio Department.   


So why Azimuth for Kate, “Opportunities to build a new department with the latest audio tech don’t come along very often, so I was thrilled to be asked to join Azimuth and their fabulous team to embark on this adventure with them.  To be involved from so early on, and to have the chance to drive forward the future of audio post production in their state of the art Dolby Atmos studios, is something I’m really thrilled to be a key part of.


I’m excited and inspired to start building up a talented and passionate team and, once established, my role will be to focus on leading the department through future technical and creative challenges, working towards cementing our reputation as one of the leading Audio Departments in the country.”


With over 25 years of experience in Post Production under her belt so far, Kate fell in love with audio whilst working as a runner at BBC Birmingham. After discovering her passion for sound and the difference it can make, Kate learnt her trade and attention to detail working on Birmingham’s high end drama output, later adapting those skills on faster turnaround shows like Countryfile, Gardeners’ World, Hairy Bikers and Doctors.


The management team of Yives Reed and Carl Grinter on why Kate was destined for Azimuth. “We’ve been following Kate’s career for a long time; she consistently produces work of the very highest quality and has been involved in numerous engaging and immersive projects.


With her charisma, creativity, technical knowledge and reputation, Kate is naturally collaborative and her influence will permeate every aspect of not only our new audio department but our company overall. On top of that she has a magnetic personality, unrivaled drive, energy and experience and is a joy to work with.


It really is an absolute privilege to have Kate join us, she’s in high demand and I know with her on board we are going to be able to create, and be part of, even more exciting audio post production both creatively and technically, have the opportunity to work with new directors and producers and expand our business further.”


Prior to joining Azimuth, Kate was Head of Audio at Directors Cut Films in Fitzrovia for 11 1/2 years, where she mixed some of the UK’s most popular factual, entertainment and arts programmes, including ‘Travelman: 48 Hours in…’, DNA Journey, and Glastonbury: 50 Years and Counting.


Kate was nominated for a BAFTA in 2019 for her work on the Classic Albums ‘Amy Winehouse: Back to Black’ film and was the recipient of the prestigious Women in Film and TV ‘Creative Technology’ Award in 2021.

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