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Smash Hits

‘Proud to be pop!’ is the ethos at Smash Hits. With the once cult magazine committed to the history books this channel brand project was important in establishing the brand as a TV broadcaster.

My brief here was to convey the fun and lightness of the channel in a variety of settings. Each film bursts to life in a unique, truly pop, way.

Big Brother Is Watching

My friends at ‘Up Creatives’ created a set of beautiful motion graphics sequences and title graphics for the documentary ‘A Good American’. Up then decided to commission me to create an alternate score for this sequence so that it could stand alone as a work of art in its own right.

The result is a brooding and spacial piece featuring cellist Danny Keane (Nitin Sawhney, Bat For Lashes, Lamb, Gorillaz). All of the textures you hear in the piece originate from the cello with various digital manipulations.

Topper

Topper is an educational channel in India aimed at teenagers. Here we have the main channel ID film produced by Kemistry London.

The brief here was‍‍‍ to convey the fun and excitement of the channel while retaining an informative educational undertone. A combination of music and sound design elements interact to bring the pictures to life. 80’s style synths and electro influences give the desired playfulness and directness of sound.

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Blood On Our Hands

‘Proud to be pop!’ is the ethos at Smash Hits. With the once cult magazine committed to the history books this channel brand project was important in establishing the brand as a TV broadcaster.

My brief here was to convey the fun and lightness of the channel in a variety of settings. Each film bursts to life in a unique, truly pop, way.

Rose

Rose is a tense and etherial horror by director Tom Stoddart. Produced by Irresistible films.

The score I created is a real fusion of sound design and music. Dark atonal soundscapes interplay with choral and orchestral moments to create the tormented and horrific word of Rose. This clip is the horrific climax where Rose shows her true power and venerability.

‍Falling

‘Falling’ by director Mikél Leyva is an exploration to understand that strongest need that drives much of our lives.

This sequence features a piece composed for string orchestra. My aim for the piece was to capture a sense of both joy and heartbreak happening simultaneously.

See the full film at www.fallingstory.com

My work in Film and TV is my chance to be a true musical storyteller. I don’t think the thrill I feel when a character or scene is brought to life through music will ever leave me. My first step is always to sit with an instrument and play in real time to picture, Carefully searching for the feeling called for by the story. Once found the rest follows naturally.

Sugarfoot

Produced in association with Uli Meyer animation.

‍‍‍A high octane fusion of rock, pop and classical music combine to create the sound of Sugarfoot. A ‍‍‍world where ultra hip cartoon heroes have incredible super powers to surf, skate and party to save the day.

Mr Lincoln The Butcher

This short film for Channel 4's Random Acts is a dark off kilter comedy about a local butcher who has a rather strange hobby.

The musical brief that I tackled here was to create some hard pumping, chopped up electro break beats for the final crazy meat dance sequence. All very bizarre but great fun.

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This tense psychodrama called for a score that would articulate the inner workings of a deeply troubled mind.

For me this is an exciting approach for composition. To tell the story of the unseen inner workings of a characters thought processes. This score draws influence from the films of Alfred Hitchcock and uses discordant harmony and jarring rhythms to create the required feeling of edge and unease.

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