First of all, welcome to my brand new website! It’s been a long time since I last updated my blog, so here’s a quick run down on what I’ve been up to and what exciting projects lie ahead.
So back in March the Glasgow Short Film Festival took place and three films I scored made their debut at the Blueprint screening. It was a great event and very exciting seeing the films up on the big screen.
After that, I then scored Malwina Bieniawska’s directorial debut film The Beclowning. This was a great project to be involved in as it gave me the opportunity to create an authentic 80’s synthesised horror score!
The debut album “Truly Grateful” by Bazz and the ShireTones was released back in March and features two songs I wrote strings for, as well as few other instruments: “Reasons” and “Take Me Back”.
I then participated in my fourth 48 Hour Film Project in May with Jo Osborne and her team on Reel Job. This was yet again another great project to be involved in and I had a great time working on it.
Then much to my surprise and delight, Ailsa Lonsdale, writer, producer and actress on The Last Equinox emailed me to inform me that the song ‘Siblings or Artairhan’ and the score for the film won the “Best Soundtrack” award at the DonQuest Short Film Festival. And that wasn’t all – the film went on to win “Best Short Film”, “Best Costume” and “Best Screenplay”. A remarkable achievement by the team.
Following that incredible news, I then helped with the score for Ian Hendry’s Tanner Park – a dark thriller with an interesting twist. And immediately after that, I then scored Aimie Willemse’s Goes Without Saying – a comedy based around a girl attempting to text a guy, only to have her own mind get in the way!
So all in all, I’ve been rather busy. And I’m still not done…
I have over eight projects lined up over the coming months, ranging from films to documentaries. This includes a sci-fi film, a drama set in WWII, an experimental film, and a commission to write a signature tune for an internet series.
I’ll divulge more information on the upcoming projects as they approach the finish line (and when I get permission to release more details on them!). It’s going to be a very exciting time working on such a diverse range of projects and very challenging too.
Until next time…