A new year and some new bespoke music for this Volkswagen e-Golf TVC.
Agency: adam&eveDDB London
Very proud to have contributed to such an important cause. For Mother London I've composed the music for this emotional animation for Greenpeace and Iceland.
It tells a story of a baby orang-utan called Rang-tan. Narrated by Emma Thompson.
Directors: Salon Alpin
Agency: Mother London
Sound design: 750MPH
Update! The supermarket chain Iceland Foods picked up this ad and since then the ad became viral and reached 35 million (!!) views online.
Another high paced car commercial. Pure taikos and drums for the new Range Rover Sport SVR doing the Tianmen Road Time Trial. Hope you enjoy!
I had a great time composing the music for the new McLaren Senna spot. Challenge the Impossible.
Finally time to add some long overdue new work! This is a short film of director Glen Milner made for Nowness. It has also been screening on National Geographic.
A journey through explorer Ernest Shackleton's observations on the brutal nature of Antarctica's unforgiving landscape and how his words now reflect the fragility of the region one-hundred years on from his legendary expedition.
I had the privilege to write music for the featurette of Star Wars Rogue One (Lucasfilm/Disney) that is found on the DVD and Blu-ray.
Available on April the 10th in the UK.
Loved working on this touching and heartfelt film directed by Amanda Blue for Volkswagen.
David Reviews has awarded the film a full five stars. To read the complete review, click here.
Director: Amanda Blue
Agency Producer: Nicholas Akinnibosun & Louise Richardson @ Adam&EveDDB
Producer: Sarah Gardner @ Tantrum
Editor: Nik Hindson @ The Assembly Rooms
In collaboration with Outsider and Saatchi & Saatchi I composed this track for ASDA's 2016 Halloween ad.
Season 2 of this lovely Channel 4 series is already a few episodes in but last years season has won the Grierson Award 2016 for Best Entertaining Documentary.
With the amazing production company Indy8 I've composed the music for another SK-II project.
Director: Matthew Pollock
Producer: Sophie Murphy @ Indy8
Enjoyed working on this new NB campaign featuring Heather Watson, Aaron Ramsey, Non Stanford and Joe Root.
Watch the hero film here:
Director: Stella Scott, Lewis Metcalfe
Agency: BMB Agency
Producer: Selena Cunningham
New work for the Royal Bank of Scotland. By the lovely directors Conkerco @ Academy and Les Watt @ Leith Agency in Edinburgh. Edited by Nik from Assembly Rooms.
Watch the ad:
Agency: Les Watt @ Leith
Producer: Mark Whittow-Williams @ Academy
Some work from last year! Mother London asked me to write an orchestral track for this ad.
Client: Stella Artois
It has been a while since I updated here but it has been very busy past half year with all sorts of things happening. One of the highlights was this lovely Channel 4 series and it was a joy to have written the music for it. This 7-part series gives you a rare view into the world of these children and having a son myself it was even more fascinating.
Watch the trailer below:
TV: Channel 4
Prod. Company: RDF Television
Executive Producer: Teresa Watson
New work for a lovely ad for Persil & Unicef directed by Amanda Blue and produced by Tantrum. The film centres around a child’s first day at school, with heartwarming interviews from real-life mothers from around the world as they describe their feelings about that special day. Click on this image below to watch the film!
Prod. Company: Tantrum
Director: Amanda Blue
This is a short documentary I did last year directed by Liz Unna. This gave me a nice opportunity to experiment with recording, mangling and manipulate sounds in a musical way.
I've worked on the new ad for Stella Artois directed by James W. Griffiths for the Perfectionists series. Expect some pulsating strings and brass..
Agency: Mother London
Prod. Company: Indy8
Director: James W. Griffiths
Father's day is coming up and I've composed the music for this beautiful little film directed by Amanda Blue. Never stop hugging :)
Agency: Leo Burnett London / Holler
Prod. Company: Tantrum
Producer: Stuart Wrigglesworth
Director: Amanda Blue
With production company Indy8 and director Glen Milner I've created the music for this beautiful little piece for SK-II featuring Misa Kuranaga. To watch the film click on the still below. Hope you enjoy!
Something I just found out but the ad for the Imperial War Museum animated by Aardman has been listed as Campaign number 6 for best TV and Cinema ads of 2014!
Happy New Year!
w/ Soviet Science
Another award! This time from my home country The Netherlands. At the Eindhovens Film Festival 2014 I won the Golden Camera Award for my music for Wij Jagen (We Hunt). A beautiful documentary made by Ted Alkemade and Vera Holland.
We won the Bronze award at the Kinsale Shark Awards for Best Use of Sound Design and Music for the Imperial War Museum film! This beautiful ad was made by Aardman Animations.http://kinsalesharks.com/winners-2014/entry/824/in/352/421
I'm really stoked that my track Splitscreen - A Love Story has been used on the trailer for Men, Women & Children by Jason Reitman (Juno, Up In The Air). Starring Emma Thompson, Jennifer Garner and Ansel Elgort.
Click on the poster below to watch the trailer. Still buzzing here from excitement.. :)
For the London agency Academy Films I've scored two commercials for Aberdeen Asset Management. It needed a very subtle piano based score. Below you can watch the one minute version of 'Greenkeeper'.
Directed by Conkerco.
I've had the privilege to write the music for an ad for the Imperial War Museum created by the prestigious animation studio Aardman. Best known for Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run.
This beautiful hand drawn animation needed a sensitive but epic British track. It's now online and will be broadcast on the BBC in the coming days and in UK cinemas.
w/ Soviet Science Music
Stella Artois is the sponsor of Wimbledon and for the London-based agency Mother London and Indy8 I've composed the score for this ad. A few weeks after the launch it has already reached 1.8M views!
Click on the image below for to watch the ad.
My apologies for not updating my website in the past few months. I've been very busy lately with various things.
The most important reason was the birth of my son Oliver. Proud as ever of course :)
This new poetic adventure is an homage to the words of H.G. Wells. For PBS Digital Studios James W. Griffiths went on a journey to shoot this short film. For the full experience watch it in HD and you can hear my soundtrack on my playlist or on iTunes. Hope you all enjoy it!
Incredible, our little film Room 8 has won the BAFTA for Best British Short Film! I'm extremely proud to have worked on this film. After already working on some great projects with James, we could never imagine this was going to happen. Click here to watch the 'moment of truth' and James' acceptance speech.
In the beginning of this year Weight Watchers UK launched it's new campagne - Simple Start. For the London based production company Saatchi & Saatchi I composed the music for these adverts aimed for TV, radio and cinema.
Exciting news! Room 8 is nominated for a BAFTA in the category Short Film! Sunday the 16th of February we'll know the outcome but a nomination is already amazing.
Massive congratulations to director James W. Griffiths and 'Independent' producer Sophie Venner!
Over the past 7 years I've had the privilege to work with the amazingly talented people of the animation studio PlusOne Amsterdam. These guys make cutting edge animation work, definitely check them out. Below are some of our latest collaborations.
This is my 2nd price winning entry for the Transatlantyk Film Music competition. Since it's a music competition - the film came without any sound. So everything you hear is my score. I hope you enjoy it!
I'm very pleased to say that I've won the 2nd price at the Transatlantyk Film Music competition!
The jury consisted of top Hollywood composers Marco Beltrami (World War Z, Wolverine, The Hurt Locker), Jan Kaczmarek (Finding Neverland) and others. After watching the entries of the 12 finalists the waiting began. At the gala, that was live broadcasted at the Polish TV, the results were announced.
Here you can see my reaction :)
I'm nominated for this years Transatlantyk Film Music competition! Composers from all around the world had the chance to write a score for two short films. You can find the complete shortlist on the website:
The announcement of the winners will be on the 8th of August in Poznan, Poland. Fingers crossed.. :)
I just finished the score for this great short film. It's a dark comedy (32min) directed by Danny Ormerod starring Elliot James Langridge and Chris Overton.
James Griffiths was one of the five winners of the Bombay Sapphire competition. With this opportunity he made this interesting short film set in a 1970's prison cel. I had the pleasure to work on the subtle score. You can listen to it here.