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750mph Continues to Pick Up Speed


The audio post-production company talks about growth, lasting client relationships, and the fresh hires across production and sound design

750mph Continues to Pick Up Speed

What does an audio post-production company with a reputation as highly regarded as 750mph do when the world slows down? It continues to pick up speed. 750mph scooped up some of the industry’s top awards: an Immortal award courtesy of LBB, bringing the total to a seriously impressive four, and the title of Audio Company of the Year 2021 from shots, The ONE SHOW, LIAs and CICLOPE, plus they’re sitting comfortably at number one on LBB’s League Table of Creativity. There were of course a few speed bumps in the road over the last 18 months but 750mph worked tirelessly, without missing a beat, to continually produce leading work of the highest quality. 

Craft remains the company’s north star, guiding every decision, from hiring to creative. Coupled with their other strength, their team, they’ve emerged with even more resilience than before. “750mph is uncompromising in its approach to creativity. We are growing, hiring, and only doing better and better work. From huge campaigns in the US with Freestyle Libre to almost a decade’s worth of collaborations with IKEA. We’ve weathered the pandemic, brought in a load of new equipment, and continued to strengthen our creative output. I am so proud of our team and what the future holds for it,” says Sam Ashwell, partner and head sound designer. 

The tight-knit team is bolstered further by two new additions. Sound designer Marcin Pawlik, previously at ENVY, has hit the ground running with two high-profile pieces of work; O2’s ‘It’s Good to be Back’, and Nike’s inspiring documentary ‘New Heights: London.’ Airing on Channel 4, the 22-minute film is Nike’s first ever long-form project. Marcin says, “The attention to detail and emphasis on craft here is second to none. Joining the team is a highlight of my career and a fantastic opportunity to elevate my audio and post-production skill set to another level.”

Michalis Anthis also joins, with a nomination for Best Sound Design at the 2021 British Arrows already under his belt. In just a few short months he's worked on spots for the BBC, Samsung and Eurosport’s impressive Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games campaign - his first piece of work with 750mph. “I’m honoured to join the team. I’m looking forward to stretching my creative ability here - the adverts that the world loves now are more like films and experiences and many of these come from 750mph studios. I can’t wait to get involved with some epic projects that excite viewers and have them talking,” says Michalis. 

Rounding up the slate of good news and a testament to 750s commitment to growing talent is Jake Ashwell and Mike Bovill - having started 750mph as runners - have now been promoted to senior sound designers. Sam Ashwell says ‘I’m immensely proud of Jake and Mike. They are both extremely talented, have a great understanding of their craft and are an integral part of the company's future.

Ellis McGourlay has been promoted to junior sound designer also having started as a runner and working his way through the transfer bay.

What does the future hold? 750mph is proud to continue championing an attitude of uncompromising craft through the boutique service it offers to clients. Always focused on delivering a personal creative experience, the team is looking forward to another year of hard work and incredible results. “The relationships we have with our clients run deep,” says Jessica Ringshall, executive producer, adding, “They trust us because they know our commitment to craft and that every person gives 100% and that we also understand the value of collaboration to make great work.”

One of the best examples of this framework in practice is the decade-long relationship 750mph has with IKEA, having worked together with Mother on numerous campaigns throughout the years. It’s a process that requires a lot of trust, pushing yourself creatively on every project, and never using past successes to get complacent. 

What the last 18 months has taught 750mph is that change, even if unplanned, can be an opportunity to learn and re-evaluate what’s most important. The core principle of ‘uncompromising creativity’ remains unchanged, and the recently joined new faces and promotions have already helped move the company forward creatively and culturally. 

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750mph, Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:29:12 GMT