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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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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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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: Local Girl

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Short Film: Local Girl

“Lucille Phillips lives with her mother in a council estate. She pretends to be more mature than her years and visits bars regularly with her friend Becky, wearing stolen designer dresses and on the prowl. Since her father left when she was very young she has always looked for older gentlemen to date that can look after her and support her financial needs. She lies about her age and her background in order to appeal to these more mature men. On this particular night she meets Derek, but will her deception and lies come back to haunt her?” — Synopsis

I was contacted by the lovely Eva Marie Wilshere who had been on the look out for a composer to add some romantic/atmospheric music to a scene in her beautifully shot short film, 'Local Girl'. We snapped up the opportunity and collaborated with her to underscore her picture in time for the festivals. Local Girl was shown on a number of nights at the Brighton Media Festival during the summer of 2014.

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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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