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Blanket nominated for Best Score at The Views of the World Film & Music Festival

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Blanket nominated for Best Score at The Views of the World Film & Music Festival

I have been so excited to hear that Blanket was nominated for Best Score earlier this month at Views of the World Film & Music Festival in Montreal, Canada.

The final screening version of the film has just been sent off to the festival and from looking at the schedule, it's going to be shown at around 11:30am (Canadian Time | GMT-4) this Sunday (September 25th 2016) with the awards ceremonies starting from 6pm (11pm UK time).

Blanket was a tricky film for me to write, given the subject matter and minimal dialogue approach, It took me quite a while to discover how to best voice the film musically. Blanket tackles a multitude of emotions including depression, happiness, despair. romance, thriller, suspense, horror and regret. While attempting to keep things minimal and not overpower the film.

Than you to everyone who has supported my on this journey thus far, your continued support means the world to me! 

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Short Film: Blanket

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Short Film: Blanket

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Some months after announcing the completion of the trailer score, I am pleased to announce that I have now finished composing the score for the Silver Lining Pictures produced short film "Blanket".

The movie was filmed in just three days using a DSLR and has been described by producer Louis W. Frost as "A beautifully brutal romantic, story with a dramatic twist that will send your heart racing...".

I have kindly been given permission to release the soundtrack ahead of the film release and as such, the full length score is available to buy and stream via all major digital stores.

Silver Lining Pictures are currently submitting the film to film festivals worldwide and I look forward to updating you all once we have more information regarding its exhibition!

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Trailer: Dream Finder "The Corruption Begins"

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Trailer: Dream Finder "The Corruption Begins"

Clouded Sight Pictures & De Luca Films recently got in touch and asked me to compose a short cue for the first teaser trailer for their upcoming fantasy feature “Dream Finder”, and this was the result. 

Dream Finder is an exciting new film project based on the bestseller fantasy book of the same name by Roger Taylor and I’m really excited to be apart of! The project is currently in the pre-production stage but director David Christopher-Turner is doing an amazing job keeping us all up-to-date, you can follow the latest test shots, concept art and all news relating to Dream Finder both on the Official Website and Facebook Page (click for links).

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the teaser trailer and I leave you with a snippet of concept art which has been produced for the film.

 

 

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Trailer: Blanket

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Trailer: Blanket

Another project has landed my way from collaborators over at Silver Lining Pictures. The upcoming feature, 'Blanket" was filmed in just three days using a DSLR and has been described by producer Louis W. Frost as "A beautifully brutal romantic, story with a dramatic twist that will send your heart racing...".

With this in mind, I had the task of writing a score for the trailer which was both romantic, but also had a sense of dread, entrapment and horror, you can check out the results below! I'm currently spotting the film before composing the music for the short, Blanket is currently set to hit the festivals during 2016 with a release date early next year.

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Trailer: Spirit Hunters

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Trailer: Spirit Hunters

Silver Lining Pictures recently got in touch and asked me to compose the soundtrack for the trailer of their upcoming proposed TV Series, Spirit Hunters".

I'm told the idea is still much in development with the Silver Lining team prepping and pitching the show for TV as we speak and as with any start-up programs, a pilot episode must be produced but from what I hear, the show will promise humour, fun and of course, ghost hunting but it it's own very unique way featuring views and opinions from both believers, and non-believers. 

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Trailer: Cutting Room

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Trailer: Cutting Room

I recently worked alongside my friend and colleague Emily Jackson to produce the score for Silver Lining Pictures upcoming feature film, Cutting Room, check out results below! I've always loved the idea of collaboration which I guess is a plus point given the crazy deadlines we are gives as composers, It's always interesting to see where something goes when two minds work together.

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Short Film: Jogger

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Short Film: Jogger

I was recently completed the score, sound design and final mix for the short film "Jogger".

Jogger is the second short film produced by Silver Lining Pictures during the summer of 2014 and the second time I have worked with director/actor Matthew Clark (Francis). The film was shot with no dialogue or location sound and as such, I was responsible for producing an original score, sourcing and manipulating foley and adding sound design to the film.

It was amazing to be given the opportunity to work on this project and great experimentation in terms of what difference music and sound can make to a picture. I managed to add dread, atmosphere and fear through the use of music and really bring the film to live in terms of designing the ambience of the forest. I could even control the nature of the first by adding the sounds of crows and ravens during the films dramatic moments and removing them when the first had calmed and the 'evil' had left returning to a more settled atmosphere. 

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Short Film: Survival

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Short Film: Survival

Survival is the first short film produced by Silver Lining Pictures during the summer of 2014 and shot on location in Eastbourne, East Sussex. I was luck enough to spend the day with the team during filming before taking on the responsibilities of for producing and mixing an original score for the short film.

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Band: Shores of Acheron [Intro]

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Band: Shores of Acheron [Intro]

Something a little different! US based (Baton Rouge, Louisiana to be precise) Metallers Shores Of Acheron were looking for a composer to work on an atmospheric track for them which could be used as an opener for their live performances as well as to serve as an introductory track to their upcoming release 'End of Reign'

Having grown up on a healthy diet of heavy metal, Mike composed a piece of ambient sound design and combined it with a crescendo of dark ambient and orchestral elements. These were all designed to build tension to give the band a great opportunity to begin their set with everyone's attention firmly on them. 

The Shores guys were really professional, friendly and we wish them all the best of luck in their no doubt successful careers! Check out their Facebook page here.

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Short Film: Francis

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Short Film: Francis

I was approached by Matthew Clark who informed me that he was writing and starring in a short horror film and was looking for some original music and a few sounds effects for the film. The brief required an atmospheric orchestral score which would focus on the mood and drama of the picture. Whilst being emotive, the score would need to accompany in a way that would not detract from the visuals or narrative.

While adding ambient sound design elements to accompany the score, I also took on some extra duties to put sonic emphasis on the integral parts of horror within the narrative, for example; during the poem excerpt read by the main characters mother during the ghastly vision sequence, followed by the imaginary swarm of flies which were to chase the main character during the films final dramatic moment.

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