A Quick Bio
John Wakefield is a London and Oslo based sound designer and audio producer of documentary and drama.
His best known production 'Wooden Overcoats' (Co-Director/Producer) was one of the most highly acclaimed podcasts of 2015 and was credited by The Daily Telegraph as 'a quietly significant moment in British radio comedy'.
Other projects include BBC Audio Drama Award winning 'Rathband' (Co-Director/Sound Designer) and sitcom 'Trimble', as well as a number of audio plays, comedies and documentaries.
Sound design work includes 'The Man on the Mountaintop' for Audible Originals starring Stanley Tucci and Toby Jones, recording and mixing for BBC R4, BBC World Service Documentaries and VR Film 'The Waiting Room'.
John also records, edits and directs audiobooks for a range of international publishers.
BBC Audio Drama Awards
Best Online or Non-Broadcast Audio Drama 2018
Best Online or Non-Broadcast Audio Drama (Nomination) 2014
Audio and Radio Industry Awards
Best Fictional Storytelling (Nomination) 2017
Digital Audio (Nomination) 2016
British Podcast Awards
Best Fiction Podcast Silver 2017
Best of 2015
Student Radio Awards (supported by BBC R4 and Global Radio)
Best Speech Programming (Bronze) 2011
Kevin Greening Award for Creativity 2011
Best Speech Programming (Gold) 2013
Best Speech Programming (Silver) 2013
Kevin Greening Award for Creativity (Bronze) 2013
Greg Dyke Award for Student Media 2013 (Nomination)
Sound Design for 'The Waiting Room' (Victoria Mapplebeck/East City Films). Winner 'Digital Storytelling at IDFA Doc lab 2019' and in Competition at the Venice Biennale 2019.
Work featured at FLYD Festival of Radio Drama, Copenhagen 2014 and 2015
Sound Design for 'The Accrington Pals', Shortlisted for the International Festival of Student Drama 2012