Savoretti/Torp? is the recently formed film and tv scoring partnership between one of Europe’s best-selling singer songwriters and multi-million selling recording artist and performer, Jack Savoretti, and his musical director, Nikolaj Torp Larsen.
Savoretti/Torp’s music is contemporary, haunting and thematic and they work with small ensembles, voices, strings and full orchestras, to fully electronic; occasionally with a bit of a jazz vibe.
Of his song “Candlelight,” showcased below, Savoretti says, “I was very much influenced by the old Italian cinema while recording it. There is a darkness and a mystery to it. I wanted it to feel that way. I wanted it to feel like an old European movie.”
Nikolaj Torp Larsen (“Torp”) enjoys an illustrious career as a record producer, film composer, writer, musician, contributing to more than 80 albums by artists including, Lana Del Rey, Florence & The Machine, Adele, Jason Mraz, Jesse & Joy, James Morrison, and many more. He has been touring with The Specials since 2008 and co-wrote/produced their No.1 album “Encore”. His film work includes “In Embryo” (2016), “Framing Mom” (2016), “How To Stop A Recurring Dream” (2020) and numerous collaborations with Danish film composer Jonas Struck.
It was during a showcase in the US at the Fox Film Studios where Savoretti earned the adoration of many film and television music supervisors and as a result, one of his tracks, Soldier’s Eyes, featured over the closing credits of a season five episode of the Golden Globe-winning series, Sons of Anarchy, starring Charlie Hunnam. The song would feature again on Bend Studio’s critically acclaimed 2019 survival-horror game, Days Gone, earning Jack a Gamemusic Readers’ Choice Award nomination. More syncs followed and throughout his career, Jack has collaborated with some of Hollywood’s best and brightest.
D.Foe are Rob Clydesdale and Mark Daniels who scored the Sky/Dark Harbor Stories series ‘Intelligence’ starring David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed and additional music for the Idris Elba Netflix series ‘Turn Up Charlie’.
They recently finished the feature ‘The Ferryman’ for Lone Wolf Pictures and are currently scoring another feature ‘The Moment Trap’.
D.Foe are Rob Clydesdale and Mark Daniels who were both founding members of music collectives that were the pioneering forces behind acid jazz, trip-hop and big beat back in the 90’s Since then they’ve established the D.Foe name in the top rung of British composers with their scores for the Sky/Dark Harbor Stories series Intelligence, starring David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed and additional music for the Idris Elba Netflix series Turn Up Charlie. A second series of Intelligence has been commissioned
They recently finished the score for the feature The Ferryman, written and directed by Darren Bender for Lone Wolf Pictures and are currently scoring another feature The Moment Trap, written and directed by Steven A. Johnson for Garden Barber Productions. They also provided additional music for the multi-award nominated American: The Bill Hicks Story.
Rob and Mark first worked together some 15 years ago on a project for Nokia sampling a voice over by Harry Dean Stanton recorded for a Nokia tv commercial, and used it to create a No 1 single in the dance charts which became an integral part of Nokia’s N95 advertising campaign.
They’ve provided music for games including Gran Turismo Sport, a Channel 4 ident, and commissions for ITV’s Wonderful You, and Terry & John, BBC’s Armstrong & Miller, BBC2’s The Viewing Room and their extensive production music library has been featured in programmes and series across all the main UK channels.
Mark was among the first artists/producers to scratch, sample and loop, mixing the DIY attitude of punk, the freedom of jazz, hip hop beats and dub roots while Rob is an all round musician and a virtuoso guitarist who cut his creative teeth on experimental rock and funk. They’ve collaborated with a diverse collection of leading talent including David Bowie, Pete Shelly, Grand Master Flash, Viv Stanshall, Ian Drury, Brian Auger, Mad Professor, and Brand New Heavies.
They have both released several singles and albums under their own names and together as D.Foe as well. Ramrock Records are shortly to release a D.Foe EP written and performed by them with an album to follow.
Swedish composer, Uno, hasn’t stopped working all year. Just premiered in the US, here are some of the awesome reviews for “The Painter and the Thief”
“Remarkable. The year’s most moving documentary” – The Guardian
“Incredible. The cinematic equivalent of a cubist portrait” – Variety
After being delayed by Convid-19 Break, written and directed by Michael is to have the UK’s first ever red carpet drive-in premiere at the Brent Cross Centre in North London on July 22 and a more conventional gala premiere at The Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square, August 19. Film stars Sam Gittins, Jamie Foreman, David Yip, Adam Deacon and Rutger Hauer in what was sadly his final role. The film follows a gifted, inner-city kid wasting his talent on crime and violence, until a chance-encounter presents him with an opportunity to turn his life around as he takes up snooker.
See biog here: https://www.smatalent.com/elkin-michael/
Director and writer Michael Elkin’s first feature film Break stars Sam Gittins, Jamie Foreman, David Yip, Adam Deacon and Rutger Hauer in what was sadly his final film role. The film follows a gifted, inner-city kid, (Gittins) wasting his talent on crime and violence, until a chance-encounter with a stranger (Yip) presents him with an opportunity to turn his life around as he takes up snooker.
After being delayed by Convid-19 Break, will have the UK’s first ever red carpet drive-in premiere at the Brent Cross Centre in North London July 22 and a more conventional gala premiere at The Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square, August 19. This will be followed by a nationwide theatrical release in selected cinemas. UK distributor is Trinity 101 and 7&7 are handling International sales.
Michael has experienced most aspects of filmmaking having first entered the industry as an actor in his late twenties. However, always a keen storyteller, he began writing short film scripts, feature films and pilots as a hobby at first, but after sending one off as a sample to Lambeth Walk Films, who then asked him to write a feature for them, he decided to concentrate his efforts on writing scripts that he could direct.
In 2010 Michael co-founded Up Stream Films and he wrote, directed and co-produced their first project, a tongue in cheek horror short, called Banshee. The resulting film was screened at festivals all over the world, including New York, New Orleans, London, Ireland and Spain.
“A well-crafted short by British director, Michael Elkin” – Brainwash Horror Festival
“Cool film! Loved the quick pace editing. A slasher film done in 6 minutes is an impressive effort. The ‘kills’ looked real and were shot and edited brilliantly – Impressive, well done” – Primitive Films Inc.
“Bad ass story and effects. Very well thought out” – Frite Flix.
Michael is currently developing several new projects including two mini-series both set in the 1950s and Nefarious, a crime series best described as a UK version of The Sopranos. He has already completed the first 2 episodes and is also developing two features.
IMDB link: https://pro.imdb.com/name/nm3679382/
BREAK Official Trailer (2020): https://youtu.be/gbnBfltFzZ4
Swedish composer Joacim Starander is one of his country’s leading film and tv composers and has just completed scoring season 3 of Nice Drama’s 7-part series ‘Thicker Than Water’ for Viaplay.
Recent credits include the feature ‘100 Years of Evil’ for Golden Eagle Films, which had a US release and the hit Swedish crime series ‘Hassel’ also for Nice Drama.
Joacim Starander was born into a music biz family – his father, Bo Starander, was in The Spotnicks, the first Swedish pop group to break into the international market in the 1960s – so it was somehow inevitable that young Joacim would have a career in music. Today he is one of his country’s leading film and tv composers and has just completed scoring series 3 of Nice Drama’s 7-part series Thicker Than Water for Viaplay.
Recent credits include the feature 100 Years of Evilfor Golden Eagle Films, which had a US release and the hit Swedish crime series Hassel also for Nice Drama. His short films include En Af De Andre, written and directed by R.S. Söderström; Renaissance for Valdes/Eriksdotter which had a UK release; Gåvan, written and directed by Michael Lundin; and The Artist for Fuggedaboudit Productions.
Encouraged by his father he started his own band in the late 80’s when he was 14 and then landed a recording deal in 1993. In the early 2000 the band had relocated to New York living in a loft in Brooklyn. At night they were playing in clubs like CBGB¨s, Acme and Pianos but during the day Joacim had begun writing commercials for Lexus, Volvo and Subway among others. As his composing skills developed he returned home to Sweden and took it up as a career working on computer games, corporates, commercials and eventually broke into short films and tv. He has maintained his long standing relationship with Volvo and is responsible for music worldwide in their commercials.
As a result of the Bond movies his first real musical influence was John Barry but now the list also includes Michael Nyman, Gustav Holst, Jean Michel Jarre, Jean Sibelius, Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone, John Williams and Jóhann Jóhannsson to name a few.
Today he lives in Gothenburg with his wife and 3 children.
Joacim’s website link: http://www.joacimstarander.com/
Joacim’s soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/joacim-starander
Joacim’s IMDbPro link: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1773874
His latest feature documentary Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall, celebrates the greatest and most gifted photographer who created iconic images of 60’s rock ‘n’ roll stars, jazz greats, and civil rights leaders. It opened in the UK January 31 after a premiere at The Curzon Bloomsbury. Jim Marshall had the power to look into the soul of an individual and to capture the mood of an entire generation. January 31. Kermode & Mayo’s Film Review for w/c February 2 lists the film in the top 5 to see. The film opened in the USA spring 2019 at SXSW and won Best Documentary Feature Film and the Audience Award at The San Francisco International Film Festival.
Alfred’s career cv encompasses everything from playing drums in his pastor father’s Pentecostal church in North West London to being a sought after musician on the capital’s jazz scene, to award winning photography, then cinematography and more recently film directing.
His latest feature documentary Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall, celebrates the greatest and most gifted photographer who created iconic images of 60’s rock ‘n’ roll stars, jazz greats, and civil rights leaders. He had the power to look into the soul of an individual and to capture the mood of an entire generation. The film opened in the USA spring 2019 at SXSW and won Best Documentary Feature Film and the Audience Award at The San Francisco International Film Festival. After a series of celebrity previews it opens in the UK at the end of January after a premiere at The Curzon Bloomsbury. Kermode & Mayo’s Film Review for w/c February 2 lists the film in the top 5 to see.
His debut documentary feature was Gregory Porter: Don’t Forget Your Music, the inspirational story of the jazz and blues singer/songwriter’s rise to international fame, told through candid interviews and exclusive access-all-areas coverage from his earliest beginnings in Bakersfield, California.
Alfred is already working on his next documentary feature and is writing his first narrative fiction drama which is already attracting interest. He is also preparing his first solo photographic exhibition which will be in San Francisco in 2021 and London the following year.
As a photographer with 25 years’ experience he has worked all over the world on a myriad of different projects from portraiture, advertising, music and dance. The famous names he’s photographed include Michael Douglas, Charlie Watts, Quincy Jones, Paloma Faith, The Royal Ballet, Van Morrison, Wynton Marsalis, Idris Elba, Jools Holland, Jamie Cullum, Steve Gadd, Bon Iver, Graham Nash, Peter Frampton, Don Was etc, etc. He also directs high end tv commercials.
Interview with Alfred
Gregory Porter : Don’t Forget Your Music : Trailer – Vimeo
Show Me the Picture : The Story of Jim Marshall KRON TV 4 Breakfast Show – Vimeo
What do Damon Albarn and Shaun The Sheep have in common? Michael Smith! What may surprise some is that Mike has a proven track record in writing music for film and tv. Most recently, he wrote, produced and performed some songs for Aardman’s Shaun The Sheep:Farmageddon (2019) stop action film, to be released later this year. He won an RTS Best Music Award for his score to the Bristol Based hit indie film, 8 Minutes Idle (Arthur Cox, iFeatures, BBC Films, and Matador Pictures).
As a partner in Electric Wave Bureau, he co-composed and arranged the score for The Kid Who Would Be King (2018) as well as award-winning Broken starring Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy.
Mike orchestrated the score for Ealing Studios’ remake of Noel Coward’s Easy Virtue, directed by Stephan Elliot, starring Jessica Biel and Colin Firth. He orchestrated the score for Gorillaz’ hit opera at O2; Monkey King – Journey to the West and was music supervisor for the show’s hugely successful run at the Lincoln Centre Festival NYC a few years ago.
Mike’s film and tv scoring ambitions have often been interrupted by working and touring with Damon Albarn and he has recorded and toured extensively with household names such as Blur, Gorillaz and The Good The Bad and The Queen. An original member of Gorillaz’ live band, he was Musical Director for the box office-busting Gorillaz 2010 world tour including historic performances in Syria and Lebanon.
He was part of Damon Albarn’s solo project live band ‘The Heavy Seas’ performing amongst others, songs from Albarn’s solo album ‘Everyday Robots’ for which Mike wrote the string arrangements.
Mike worked in collaboration with exiled conductor and leader, Essam Rafea on The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians Live Shows. It was produced by Africa Express and featured Damon Albarn, Paul Weller, Julia Holter among others and performed at London’s Festival Hall and the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.
Shaun The Sheep:Farmageddon (3 songs)
Last Stop Coney Island (2019) The Life & Photography of Harold Feinstein
8 Minutes Idle (2012) Director Mark Simon Hewis ( Winner – Music – Royal Television Society Awards 2013)
Madeleine – One Year On Director Emma Loach ITV
The Secret Life of the Classroom Director Fran Landsman Flashback TV for CH4
10 Minute Tales:The Run of the Deer Director Tim Whitby for Sky Arts
10 Minute Tales:The Walkers Director Tim Whitby
The Kid Who Would Be King (2018) Director Joe Cornish
Swim (2016) BBC Four
Double It (2015) Director Shi Zheng
Broken (2012) Cuba Pictures/BBC Films Director Rufus Norris
Theatre Musical Direction/Music Supervision
Monkey Journey to the West – Lincoln Centre Festival 2013
Dr Dee (2012) – ENO
Double It December Director Chen Shi Zheng
Easy Virtue Director Stephan Elliot (2008)
Lucy – Damon Albarn. End credit song “SIster Rust’
The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians (Live)
Gorillaz 2000 onwards – Musical Director and Keyboards.
Blur 1994 onwards — keyboards/saxophone/ MD studio recordings
The Good, the Bad and the Queen 2007 onwards – Keyboards
Visit Michael’s website: www.mikesmithmusic.co.uk
2020 kicked off with more attention on the controversial Paramount and BBC feature, ‘Blue Story’, produced by Damian Jones.
In 2019, aside from Blue Story, Jonathon wrote the music for dance company, Northern Rascals, and their new show , ‘The Mesmerist’, which premiered at York Theatre Royal in February 2019. It featured 45 minutes of continuous score ranging from bombastic waltzes and ambient lullabies to soaring strings and pots and pans percussion. It was described as ‘spellbindingly absurd’ and ‘strikes a primal melancholy that makes us want to cry’. Northern Rascals were recently commissioned to further the story of The Mesmerist into an outside performance piece.
Other credits include the hit Youtube series ‘Shiro’s Story’, (his first partnership with Rapman) starring Joivan Wade (The First Purge, DC’s Doom Patrol) and Percelle Ascott (Netflix series The Innocents). Telling the tale of double-crossing lovers and drug dealers in long-form narrative rap, the series managed to spark the attention of Jay-Z, Island Records and later, Netflix. It garnered unanimous media praise,(The Guardian, BBC news and Evening Standard all did features on the series) and worldwide support with nearly 7 million views for each episode, and part 2 winning the coveted ‘Video of the Year’ at Grm Daily Rated Awards. Assisted by cameos from Ashley Walters (Top Boy, Bulletproof) and London rappers Cadet, Headie One and Konan from the duo Krept and Konan. Jonathon also composed the trailer music for Part 3.
He was specifically thought of by director Alex Hardy to score his psychological horror short, ‘This Little Death’, starring Sarah Bauer (Casanova) and Jay Simpson (Chernobyl, Netflix series Frontier). The film is about to play at 2019’s Frightfest, and won ‘Best UK Short and ‘Best Thriller’ at the London Independent Film Festival. Earlier the same year, he was approached by ABF: The Soldiers Charity to write the music for a short film they had commissioned called ‘I Am with You’. The film explores the heartbreaking realities of losing loved ones in conflicts around the world. Canadian film, ‘Living Together’ garnered him his first award nomination in 2018 (Best Original Score at London International Film Festival of World Cinema) and first award wins (Best Original Music and Best Sound Design at Canada Cinema WorldFest).
John Langridge’s 2019 award winning psychological horror feature ’13 Graves’ has a London premiere June 2019. Distributed by Evolutionary Films it won Best Feature at Queen Palm International Film Festival 2018 and John was Nominated for Best Director and Best Writer. At Independent HorrorMovie Awards 2018 it won Best Feature and John was again Nominated for Best Director and Best Writer. In the Top Indie Film Awards he was also Nominated for Best Director and Best Writer.
Film & TV Composer
Neil has worked in the industry for the past fifteen years and his scores have covered a multitude of genres, including documentaries, sports promos and titles, advertising, theatre, branding & idents and film & orchestra.
His work has seen collaborations with fellow composers and musicians such as David Arnold, Katherine Jenkins, Penka Kouneva (Orchestrator – Matrix, Transformers & Elysium) The Royal
& Prague Philharmonic, Bratislava Symphonic and Moscow Orchestras, and the Rodolfus & Welsh National Choirs.
In addition Neil has worked along side award winning creatives for film and TV including; Adam Wells (British Lions Tours), Jamie Muir (Carte Noire), Christian Kinde (All’s Well, Best Short), Alan Rickman (Dust, Best Short) Ben Bocquelet (The Amazing Adventures of Gumball) and Ashley Walters (PS4)
With two decades of experience work has included music for documentaries, sports promos and titles, advertising, theatre, branding & idents, animation, online content and film &
Collaborations with fellow composers and musicians such as David Arnold, Katherine Jenkins, Penka Kouneva (Orchestrator – Matrix, Transformers & Elysium) The Royal and Prague
Philharmonic Orchestras, The Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Orchestra and the Rodolfus & Welsh National Choirs.
Awards & Accolades
BAFTA nominee (Guinness Rugby Premiership, best title sequence 2008), Gold Promax, and a Royal Television Society award (British Lions Tour of New Zealand 2006)
Further accolades include:
The Silent – Hollywood, 48 Short International Film Festival 2019
Excursion – Winner Best Film Jury & Audience Award – 2018
Rebecca Gold – Best Web Series Oniros Film Awards 2018
Shemira – Screened at the British Independent Film Festival, London 2018
The Silent – Los Angeles Cinefest Film Festival 2018
Parallel Lives – Academy Award Short Listed 2017
Ode – Winner best documentary – London Cinematic Film Festival 2017
Dust – Nominated, best short – National Film Academy 2015
Dust – Accepted into BAFTA Short Film Festival 2014
Kickoff – Best British Short UK Film Festival 2013
Out of Hours – Accepted into the Cannes film festival 2012
The Amazing World of Gumball -British Academy, RTS, International Emmy 2012
Paul’s 2018 novel ‘Sunny’ about sectarianism and racism in Scottish schools has been hailed as a major weapon in the fight to eradicate these dangerous social issues and he’s now adapting it into a 6-part tv series. To date he’s published 7 novels including 3 in ‘The Peck Chronicles’ fantasy series. He’s done workshops and presentations in schools and libraries in the UK and throughout Europe to more than 30,000 children and produced and presented a series of educational cross cultural video programmes for schools.
Paul’s 2018 novel ‘Sunny” about sectarianism and racism has been promoted by The Scottish Book Trust and local authorities in Scotland as a centrepiece for discussion workshops in schools, libraries and festivals that address these still damaging social issues. A number of charities and newspapers also picked up and promoted the book:
“Sunny is a fast-moving crime thriller for school pupils aimed at tackling Scotland’s sectarianism and racism.” –The Scotsman.
“We’re happy seeing a novel being launched highlighting issues of racism in a way young people can relate to.” – Show Racism the Red Card.
“Sunny will help children understand the very recent history of sectarianism, and will be ideal text for schools” – Nil By Mouth
“New novel Sunny tackles sectarianism and racist abuse in the West of Scotland” – Scotland on Sunday.
He published his first book in 2008 and he has gone on to produce a further seven novels and five picture books which have been used by UNICEF and other charities to teach English and numeracy. His first three novels in fantasy series The Peck Chronicles ‘Talisman’, ‘Citadel’ and ‘Tyrant’, are published by Strident. He also wrote the children’s eco-thriller ‘Windscape’, which was nominated for the Grampian Children’s Book Award, the follow up ‘The Egg Thief’ was published in 2017. Paul doesn’t just write for children and young adults, he also penned the fast-paced pharma-thriller ‘Eden Seed’ and is now busy writing screenplays and developing other storylines for tv and film.
In 2015 Paul produced and presented a series of cross-cultural video programs for Education Scotland’s GLOW TV featuring several ‘lost tribes’ in Indonesia. He followed that with a series on Scotland’s stone circles. He’s done workshops and presentations in schools and libraries in the UK, in Malaysia and throughout Europe to more than 30,000 children in total.
He began performing on stage at the age of eight with a Black and White Minstrels show and since his teens has played live music all over the world. He still writes songs for various bands and producers and is currently working with record producer Gerry Gallacher on various projects including writing songs for ex-AC/DC singer Dave Evans.
He has a BSc Hons degree from Glasgow University and had a successful career in the pharmaceuticals industry before deciding to concentrate on writing. Married with four children he lives with his family overlooking Loch Lomond.
Dan has assisted high-end composers on several films and 2019 has seen him score in his own right. Passionate about film music, he scored his first film at 16. His second film Going Under (Toby Paton) was nominated in the ‘Up and Coming’ category of London Film Festival. Since then he obtained a music degree from Oxford University as a Leask Scholar, and interned at Hans Zimmer’s Studio in Los Angeles with Henry Jackman’s company Sacred Tiger. Earlier this year, Dan wrote the music for Toby Paton’s VICE documentary, The Brexit Storm, which was broadcast on BBC2, and Jason Wingard’s comedy Eaten By Lions, was released nationwide at the end of March 2019.
Dan’s music was featured at the London Film Festival in Harry Lighton’s short, Leash, which was nominated in the Best Short category and Jason Wingard’s feature, In Another Life, won Best UK Feature at Raindance. Another short, Andrew Toovey’s Only Child was nominated for a BAFTA Cymru Award, as well as winning the Top Shorts Best Score Award. He worked for Ivor Novello winner, Joris de Man (Horizon Zero Dawn, Killzone 2) on the Horizon Zero Dawn Frozen Wilds Playstation soundtrack and he was on Joris’ team for the feature Chuck Steel.
His music has been used in commercials including Sainsbury’s, HSBC, Worldpay, 7IM, Anglo American and Edwardian Hotels. He’s an affiliated composer of The West Pier Music Team, along with Peter Michael Davison, Joris de Man, Rob Lane and Lee Pepper. He assisted Peter on the 2019 animated feature, Strike .
DAN’S CREDIT INCLUDE
Laura Kuensberg The Brexit Storm, dir. Toby Paton, Produced VICE GB, Distributed BBC 2.
Eaten By Lions dir. Jason Wingard. Feature starring Jack Carroll and Jonny Vegas. Produced Mecca Films. Distributed Lighthouse Films UK cinemas. **Winner Audience Award LIFF
Leash dir Harry Lighton. **Nominated Best Short London Film Festival.
In Another Life dir. Jason Wingard. **Winner Best UK Feature Raindance Film Festival, **Winner BIFA Discovery Award
Nyela’s Dream, produced by Paul McKenzie. Pilot for Sky. Became ‘The Athena,’ 26-part series for Sky.
Our Wales dir. Darragh Mortell.
The Case of Catelyn Burns dir. Toyah Frantzen * Official Selection AARETALER Kurz Filmtage 2019
Four Seasons of Feeling Foreign dir. Emily Poulter
Informer episodes 1-3, Composer’s Assistant to Ilan Eshkeri
Mortal dir. Donald Masi
Watership Down, Composer’s Assistant to Ilan Eshkeri
Vanity Fair, Composer’s Assistant to composed by Ilan Eshkeri episodes 1 and 2
Farming, Composer’s Assistant to Ilan Eshkeri
Making Friends dir. Ollie Wiggens.
Beauty and the Street- dir. Darragh Mortell.
Third Quarter dir. Jonny Dry. Produced Samuel Jay Chessell.
OK Mum dir. Eva Lanskay. Produced by Alex Marx. **Nominated Best Short Top Shorts Film Festival.
Promise dir. Nev Pierce
Dark side of the Sun dir. Samantha Michelle
Only Child dir. Andrew Toovey **Nominated BAFTA CYMRU Best Short, Winner Best score Top Shorts Film Festival
Rest dir. Eva Howells.
Wight- dir Zu Wight.
Three Step dir. Harry Lighton**Winner Best Short Oxford Film Festival
Fingers dir. Alex Marx produced by Savannah James Bahly
Going Under dir. Toby Paton **Nominated ‘Up and Coming’ London Film Festival
NB. Dan has also created music for lots of corporate content for brands including HSBC, Smiths, Worldpay, AB investment, 7IM, Rio Tinto, Moet Chandon, Edwardian Hotels, Sainsbury’s and Anglo American, to name a few. As this is corporate work they have not been included on this credit list which is a list of Dan’s narrative film work, but if you would like to see those films please get in touch.
SoundCloud – https://soundcloud.com/dan-baboulene
website, YouTube channel, vimeo- https://filmscores.uk/
Tara Creme is a composer with a distinctive voice, who has scored over 30 films. She has collaborated with a range of filmmakers, artists and theatre directors from the UK and beyond, composing original music for a diverse range of award-winning work.
Tara writes for large- scale orchestral and choral ensembles, as well as smaller forces. She specialises in recording with live musicians, but has also written many electronic and sample-based scores, and has an incresasing interest in combining the two.
Tara has scored several features including recently: Seahorse (Grain Media/Glimmer Films/BBC Storyville) and My Friend the Polish Girl (Warsaw Pact films).
Television work includes Alexis, she’s my Brother (Tigerlily, Channel 4/A+E), Addicted to Love (Mentorn/BBC), and Muslim School (Rise Films/Channel 4).
She has scored numerous award-winning shorts including recently Phyllida for Phyllida Barlow’s Royal Academy exhibition (Third Channel/Peacock Pictures/Hauser and Firth), Abdullah and Leilah (Resource Productions) and the Cannes Semaine de la Critiques winner Crocodile (Life to Live).
Her score for Cosima Spender’s documentary Life and Death on Exmoor won her a Mention Speciale du Jury at Poitiers short film festival.
Tara has had her concert music performed in venues across the UK and includes an oboe concerto for the RPO’s John Anderson, conducted by Dominic McCongical. Most recently her Suite for Prepared Piano was performed by Kamilla Arku for Borough New Music Festival.
Tara also composes for theatre, including for productions Something Somatic (TheatreScience), People are Messy (Theatre of Debate) and most recently a bombastic score for King Charles III (Tower Theatre). She has also worked with artists to create several visual art/music collaboarative pieces.
She is currently composing a second volume of prepared piano works, an oratorio on the life of Joan of Arc, and has just begun scoring a new documentary film.
She lives and works in London, UK.
Tara’s Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/tara-creme
Nominated for ‘best original score’ at Norway’s TV awards Gullruten 2016 for the film Bit-Ballerina Bulldog, directed by Gry Molvær Hivju, and written by Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones), Sylvia and Jonathan are best known for scoring seven seasons of Norway’s multi-award-winning tv series Der Ingen Skulle Tru At Noken Kune Bu 2007 – 2014, directed by Oddgeir Bruaset. A lot of their music features Sylvia’s stunningly beautiful, powerful yet ethereal voice, either within the score or as opening or closing credit songs.
Eg Er Ljoset (I Am Light)