• About

    Johnnie Burn is a multi-award winning sound designer enjoying working in feature film.


    Along with partner Warren Hamilton, Johnnie founded Wave Studios in London in 1999, now in Amsterdam & New York too. Their first piece of work was the classic Guinness ’Surfer’ spot, this launched great success.


    Johnnie has been lucky to have worked for icons including Travis Scott, Madonna, Prince, George Michael, David Bowie, Richard Ashcroft, UNKLE and even The Spice Girls, and also made the sound design work of the SKYPE VOIP system, before moving to feature films, when asked to do so by fellow perfectionist Jonathan Glazer on the extraordinary 2014 film UNDER THE SKIN. The sound he and Jonathan spent a year mapping out went a long way toward telling the story, this gained much accolade.


    This ability to create highly detailed and realistic yet still filmic and emotionally spellbinding sound led him to meet director Yorgos Lanthimos in 2015 to work on THE LOBSTER, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER in 2017 and The Academy Award winning THE FAVOURITE in 2019. Johnnie has also headed up sound with Rupert Sanders on GHOST IN THE SHELL (2017), had great success with Trey Edward Shults’ WAVES (2019), and more recently the incredible Francis Lee's AMMONITE, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.


  • The Sound Design and mix of 'the favourite'