Category Archives: Film

Recording for new feature documentary

Post string ensemble session at RAK Studios

I’ve recently completed the score for a wonderful new documentary by Jeanie Finlay, who I worked with on her film Seahorse.

It was such a treat to record the soundtrack with such wonderful musicians — strings, piano, clarinets and flute, joining earlier recordings of guitar and voice, also to work with the brilliant score engineer Olga Fitzroy.

Here we all are, Jeanie too,  at RAK Studios following the first session of 10 strings. More news to come of this film and soundtrack!

New score for short documentary, screening now

I really enjoyed working with Ikram Ahmed recently on her short documentary, Barry the Beekeeper, for Together TV. It’s now available to watch on ITV Hub.


Barry the Beekeeper
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Night and Day selected for Cannes Film Festival short film corner

Great news that Night and Day has been selected in Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner strand, which will run between 12-16 July.

Music played on Mark Kermode’s International Women’s Day film music show.

My music played Mark Kermode’s Scala Radio on International Women’s Day

It was lovely to be included in Mark Kermode’s ‘highlights of the year’ Scala Radio show for International Women’s Day, alongside a great bunch of composers, with a cue from the documentary feature March for Dignity.

Night and Day short film

Mixing at The Farm

I have just completed the music for Tim Fywell’s short film, Night and Day, a story of two sisters and their very different experiences of the first Lockdown of Covid-19.

It was so wonderful to be able to attend the mix at The Farm, in person! Walking into a very quiet Soho felt like a dream and to sit in the same room as people I’d been working with was a treat.

The film is looking and sounding great and I’m looking forward to sharing news to come.

March for Dignity soundtrack

March for Dignity soundtrack album out now

Selected cues from my score to March for Dignity, the feature documentary by John Eames, is available now to download or stream. Thanks to musicians Richard Curran, Leo Sutherfield and Sam Ewens and to score mixing and mastering Rich Aitken.

Download on Bandcamp

Also available on all streaming platforms. 


‘Tracing a Line’ played on BBC3 Night Tracks

Tracing a Line on Night Tracks

It was lovely to have another piece of my music played on Radio 3 Night Tracks the other evening – Tracing a Line from Cosima Spender’s documentary Phyllida. The show is available on BBC Sounds for a month and presenter Hannah Peel has also included the track in a Spotify playlist from the show. Tracing a Line features electronics, violin and prepared piano.

More prizes for March for Dignity

March for Dignity

More good news for March for Dignity, with a 1st Prize in the LGBTIQ+ feature  competition at FIDBA festival.

The Oslo Fusion Festival jury also gave the film a Special Mention, and Fargo Moorhead awarded it Best in Show.

Lots more screenings to come, both online and physical. Here is the list.


March for Dignity wins Best Feature Documentary at Brighton Rocks Films Festival

Great news that March for Dignity was awarded Best Feature Documentary at the Brighton Rocks Film Festival (shared with No One Uses Typewriters Anymore).

The festival will take place online from 10th-18th August and can be watched here.

Seahorse nominated for John Grierson prize

Seahorse nominated for a Grierson award

Brilliant news that Seahorse has been nominated for Best Single Documentary in the John Grierson British Documentary Awards