Biography

From Brian Fawcett’s frequently ravishing, atmospheric photography to Jools Scott’s tastefully sparse score and the immaculately faux-sloppy color washes on the interior walls of the protagonists’ country home, the film’s surfaces are lovingly tended.

Variety Magazine on Andrew Steggall’s Departure

Film Biography

Departure (feature) – Motion Group Pictures (2016)

  • Official Selection – London Film Festival 2015
  • Official Selection – Palm Springs Film Festival 2016

The Great Escape (short) – Shelagh McLeod (2017)

  • Official Selection – Rhode Island International Film Festival 2017

Pillars of Light (documentary) – Veronica Gardiner (2016)

  • Winner – Fine Arts Film Festival, Santa Barbara 2016

Marilyn Myller (animated short) – Mikey Please (2013)

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival 2013

The Door (short) – Motion Group Pictures (2011)

  • Official Selection – Warsaw Film Festival 2012
  • “Bewitching score” Emelyne Godfrey, Times Literary Supplement (2012)

Sparrow (short) – Motion Group Pictures (2010)

Cycling Community Awards (corporate) – Transport for London (2008)

Off Beat (animated short) – Aardman Animations (2006)

Boxed In (animated short) – Will Becher (2002)

  • ‘nominated for a BAFTA New Talent Award

 


“Extraordinary musical and lyrical skill..”

Oxford Handbook to Middleton on Vice (2012)


 

Theatre Biography

 

as composer:

Vice – libretto by Sue Curtis (jazz/jacobean musical) – Arcola & Soho Theatres (2010)

  • Birkbeck Worshop (2014 – dir Rob Swain)
  • “Extraordinary musical and lyrical skill..” Oxford Handbook to Middleton (2012)

Demon Lover – libretto by Sue Curtis (chamber opera) – Arcola Theatre (2011)

Goose – libretto by Sue Curtis (children’s musical)

Soho (working title) – libretto by Jools Scott & Sue Curtis (musical) – in development

 

as performer:

Jane Eyre – National Theatre / Bristol Old Vic Production 2015

 


There has been a lot of magnificent English choral music written in recent years – the work James MacMillan and the late John Tavener spring to mind – and I believe Jools Scott’s work is in keeping with the very best of this. His is a name we will be hearing a lot of in the future and the spontaneous standing ovation was richly deserved.

Fine Times Recorder review of The Cool Web


 

Choral Music Biography

The Cool Web : A Robert Graves Oratorio – Graves’ poems arranged by Sue Curtis

  • Bath Abbey (2014) – Endymion, Philharmonia Voices, Edward Grint, Robin O’Neill (conductor)

And There Was Light : A Christmas Oratorio – traditional Christmas carols, 2 carols with words by Sue Curtis, narration from King James Bible

  • Bath Abbey (2016) – Bath Abbey Choir, The Bristol Ensemble, Tim Delap (narrator), conducted by Shean Bowers

Written On Water – A history of Bath Abbey and the Sacred Spring. Words and narrative by Sue Curtis

  • Bath Abbey (2017) – 200+ kids from Bath Abbey Schools Singing Programme, Bristol Ensemble, Jon Monie (narrator), conducted by Greg Hallam

Extraordinary Creatures – libretto by Sue Curtis

  • Bath Abbey / Liverpool Cathedral (2015)
  • Commissioned by Shean Bowers, director of The Melody Makers of Bath Abbey

Music Of The Spheres – libretto by Sue Curtis

  • Commissioned by Shean Bowers, director of The Melody Makers of Bath Abbey

So Long Ago One Christmas Morn – words by Ben Prance

  • Bach Choir Carol Competition Winner (1997)
  • 2 performances directed by Sir David Willcocks in the Royal Albert Hall

 

Album Discography

Open Doors’ – Beth Porter  & The Availables (2014)

‘Josephine’ – Jools Scott (post-production 2016)

Fireside Carols’ – The Golden Eggs (2009)

‘Moonshine’ – The Duckworths (2007)

 


“Best, most peaceful bed time story of the year”

The Independent on my Sea Of Tranquilty production (2009).


 

Audio-Book Biography

Sea of Tranquillity – Mark Haddon (2009)

10 Little Rubber Ducks – Eric Carle (2009)

Splat the Cat – Rob Scotton (2009)

Corduroy Mansions – Alexander McCall Smith (2008)

  • Serialised in The Daily Telegraph over 100 days

 

Video Game Biography

Du Lac and Fey : Dance of Death – Salix Games (2019)

Sid Meier’s ‘Rail Roads’ – Feral Interactive (2012)

 

Achievements

The Door – music recorded by the Brodsky Quartet at Air, London

Celebration Fanfare – Performed in Purcell Room during Festival of Youth (1996)

Fanfare for St Paul – Commissioned by John Scott for Sherborne Abbey organ recital (1998)

The Disablists DMC UK Champions – arranged big band for winning routine (2007)

‘Happy Birthday to You’ – YouTube video has accumulated 1,843,277 views

St. Paul‘s Cathedral – Sang Once In Royal David City solo from Whispering Gallery (1992)

If You Care – Composed & recorded first pop song in a professional Soho studio aged 12

 

Education

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