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Life and Death on Exmoor

Life and Death on Exmoor

Life and Death on Exmoor (2000, 23’)

NFTS/Dir. Cosima Spender

Portrait of a stag hunting community in its last days.

Composed for cello, violin, clarinet, French horn, and percussion, my music was awarded a special commendation from the Jury at Poitiers Film Festival.

  • Mention Special du Jury for music, Poitiers Film Festival
  • Best debut film ‘Messages to Man’, St. Petersburg
  • Best cinematography, New York Expo

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Region on Film

The Region on Film (2006, 120’)

DVD documentary film archive

Screen Archive South East
Prod. Nick Clark

A two-disc CD commissioned by Screen Archive South East, brought together archive material from 1927-1936. My music is used throughout these silent films.

Screen Archive

Crow Stone

Crow Stone

Crow Stone

Crow Stone (2001, 10’)

NFTS

Dir. Alicia Duffy
Prod. Hugh Welchman

  • 3rd prize Cine foundation Cannes
  • 1st prize London region Royal Television Society student awards
  • Best British short, Edinburgh

http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/films/crow-stone

Scored for voices, reflecting the absent mother, director Alicia and I felt that music wasn’t needed in this film until the credits.

 

 

 

 

 

Losing Touch

Losing Touch

Losing Touch

Losing Touch (2000, 28’)

NFTS

Dir. Sarah Gavron
Prod. Jonny Percy

  • Prix de la Jeunesse, Clermond-Ferrand
  • Best Foreign Short Los Angeles
  • Winner, London region Royal Television Society student awards

When Tessa’s English father leaves his Italian wife and family stranded, each member of the family responds to the crisis in their own (very) peculiar way…

Sensitively shot in the English Fens, from a child’s point of view.

Scored for piano, clarinet and flute.

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21. Pieta

Pieta

Pieta

Pieta (2000, 19’)

 

Dir. Joachim Trier
Prod. Teun Hilte/NFTS

Special jury prize, Milan 

In this beautifully made film, Julian tells the story of the loss of his best friend Jacob. Years later, he goes back to the place where Jacob died and finds himself caught up in a cathartic experience with Rebecca, Julian’s mother.

Scored for string quartet

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Metalstasis

Metalstasis

Metalstasis

Metalstasis (2001, 6’)

NFTS

Dir. Matthew Hood
Prod. Douglas Ray

Best short, British Animation Awards 2002

A mechanical man finds his routine of life disturbed by illness from an unusual source. This is a brilliant film, clever and heart-rending.

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World According to Me

The World According to Me

World According to Me

The World According to Me (2001, 28’)

Chameleon Television/Channel 4

Dir. & Prod. Ivan Mowse

One man’s homage to modernist architecture.

BFI

Bath

The Bath

Bath

The Bath (2003, 3’)

S4C

Dir. & Prod. Matthew Hood

An inventive short animation for Welsh channel S4C.

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Tale of Sir Richard

The Tale of Sir Richard

Tale of Sir Richard

The Tale of Sir Richard (2006, 3’)

Mummysboy/Channel 4/Canal +

Dir. & Prod. Peter Dodd

“The Tale of Sir Richard is a short film about the brave and gallant knight, Sir Richard, who is hell bent on slaying a dragon, if only it weren’t for a particularly embarassing problem with his sword.”

In this beautifully made and humourous short animation Peter Dodd uses wooden cut out puppets on painted background sets.

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Come to Me

Come to Me

Come to Me

Come to Me (2009, 31”)

Dir. and Prod. Ewa Banaszkiewicz

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Asia arrives in Poland to find that her boyfriend isn’t there, and she has to find her own way.

Best actress and best direction in Newcomers Competition, Gdynia Film Festival 2009.