Chris Belsey, Composer.
Christopher’s journey in music began when he started to learn the piano at the age of eight. Throughout his piano studies he developed a fascination for musical notation and how music worked in films, all of which ultimately led to his ambition to learn about film scoring and orchestration.
After finishing school, he continued in higher education by first studying Sound Production at college level before advancing on to study composition at Edinburgh Napier University.
Throughout his studies he worked on a number of small notable projects, including: I Am Scottish (2009) – a competition entry which won the overall prize at the SQA Star Awards 2009; Once There Was A Boy (2010) – a short film that won several awards; Connection Please (2011) – a pilot documentary made for the BBC; and a radio jingle for K.A. Radio: Wide Awake Breakfast Show (2012).
After graduating with a First Class Honours, he continued to work on a variety of projects ranging from student and promotional films, to writing arrangements for songs, and was the piano accompanist for a choir.
By 2015 Christopher began frequently collaborating with the Glasgow Film Crew – a group of filmmakers who contribute their expertise to produce micro, short, and feature length films covering a diverse range of genres. Notable films by the group Christopher has worked on are:
The Last Equinox (2016)
The Turtle Terminator (2017)
The Beclowning (2017)
Outside of the GFC Christopher continues to work on other projects, including: writing, producing and arranging songs, orchestrating scores, and scoring other projects such as documentaries, three of which include: In The Arena: Damien Murray (2015); Living With Disabilities in Belarus (2015); and Babcia Kazia (2017).
Christopher has recently received critical praise for his score for The Turtle Terminator (2017), and his score alongside Ewan Manson’s original song for The Last Equinox (2017) both won the award for “Best Soundtrack” at the DonQuest Short Film Festival 2017 and received a nomination for “Best Music” at the 2017 Maverick Movie Awards.