Film Music

My love of film music sprung from watching endless Spielberg/Williams/Lucas work in the 80’s, with a sprinkle of Silvestri, Horner and Elfman. Later, the music of Morricone, Schifrin, Hermann, Nyman and Glass opened up a world of different possibilities and a wider understanding of the ways music can complement, lead and follow picture on screen. As a professional, I have been fortunate enough to have long term collaborations with some outstanding film makers.

I’ve made two short films with Will Becher (Aardman). The first Boxed In was Will’s end-of-degree piece at Edinburgh College of Film.  Boxed In went on to be nominated for a BAFTA New Talent Award and won awards at several major film festivals.  Off Beat was the second animation we made together.  It was Aardman‘s first HD film.

I’ve also made 3 films with Andrew Steggall of Motion Group PicturesSparrow (2010) was a beautiful 10 minute short film about a man named Harold and a sparrow that flies into his window.  I co-composed the music with cellist and composer Beth Porter. This was followed by The Door (2011), starring Charles Dance, Dame Harriet Walter, Tobias Menzies and Elliot Cowan. We recorded the score for The Door with the cello and viola half of the Brodsky Quartet at Air Studios, London. After 3 years of fund-raising Andrew’s debut feature film Departure (2016) got the green light and was released in UK cinemas in May 2016.

Departure (2016)

Departure (2016)

Andrew Steggall’s Departure was my first feature film score. The film was co-funded by the BFI and stars Juliet Stevenson and Alex Lawther

The Door (2011)

‘The Door’ a film by Andrew Steggall starring Charles Dance, Harriet Walter, Thomas Hardiman, Elliot Cowan and Tobias Menzies.

Off Beat (2006)

An animated adventure involving biscuits, a TV and no police whatsoever.

Boxed In (2003) - a film by Will Becher

Boxed In (2003)

An old man receives a mysterious package and becomes involved in a desperate battle of wills with a smart rodent.

Sparrow (2010)

One man, one bird, one day…. ‘Sparrow’ – a film by Andrew Steggall