Composing: Doctor Sleep (Custom Pitch)

It’s Stephen King season again… The sequel to the 2017 highly successful IT reboot is about to hit cinemas and Doctor Sleep, the follow up to The Shining is not far behind it… We of course had to pitch!

Firstly we were asked to sent in a short cue intended to demo some SFX which could be used as toolkit for the initial campaign. Mike purchased a cheap kids chalkboard, some kids chalk and got to work recording some scrawling, he also managed to record some gas canisters and merge them into some atmospheric sound design to demo the potential use… This cue is called “SFX Toolkit Pitch V1.2” (see below).

This was followed by what was intended for use in the back end of one of the main trailers in which we reinvented Wendy Carlos & Rachel Elkind’s Main Titles theme by transcribing the progression and adding bigger horns, strings, hybrid percussive elements and of course stop downs.

The film is currently in post-production and at this time, we are unsure if the cue has been placed… The proposed cue is imaginatively entitled “RedRum2” give it a listen via the soundcloud embeds below!

Composing: 13 Reasons Why - Season 3 (Custom Pitch)

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Netflix came knocking again, this time asking us to “trailerize” a couple of tracks to see if they would function against footage for their trailer for the upcoming season three of 13 Reasons Why.

We were given the full stems two tracks, Timber Timbre - Run From Me and These New Puritan - Into The Fire. From here, we essentially analysed the songs, set up the sessions accordingly and remixed them adding hybrid orchestral elements to both.

While the studio decided to ultimately use a different song entirely, the exercise was interesting and we think we came up with some cool ideas.

Check them out via the Soundcloud embeds below.

Composing : The King (Custom Pitch)

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We have been asked to compose and pitch a short trailer cue for consideration of placement in the upcoming David Michôd directed Netflix film, “The King”.

While the brief was somewhat descriptive, the only real base information given was that “The screenplay is adapted from the plays Henry V and Henry IV Part I & II by William Shakespeare”.

That being said, for those who know the story of Henry IV, we know what to expect in terms of story; what’s going to be the most interesting is the approach taken.

The film is currently in post-production and at this time, we are unsure if the cue has been placed… The proposed cue is entitled “Monarch”, give it a listen via the soundcloud embed below!





Composing: Dream Finder "The Corruption Begins"

Clouded Sight Pictures & De Luca Films recently got in touch and asked us to compose a short cue for the first teaser trailer for their upcoming fantasy feature “Dream Finder”, and this was the result. 

Dream Finder is an exciting new new film concept project based on the bestseller fantasy book of the same name by Roger Taylor. The project is currently in the pre-production stage and seeking funding, you can follow the latest test shots, concept art and all news relating to Dream Finder both on the Official Website and Facebook Page (click for links).

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the teaser trailer and I leave you with a snippet of concept art which has been produced for the film.

Composing: Blanket

Another project has landed our way from collaborators over at Silver Lining Pictures. The upcoming feature, 'Blanket" was filmed in just three days using a DSLR and has been described by producer Louis W. Frost as "A beautifully brutal romantic, story with a dramatic twist that will send your heart racing...".

With this in mind, Mike had the task of writing a score for the trailer which was both romantic, but also had a sense of dread, entrapment and horror, you can check out the results below! We are currently spotting the film before composing the music for the short, Blanket is currently set to hit the festivals during 2016 with a release date early next year.

Composing: Cutting Room

Mike recently worked alongside friend and colleague Emily Jackson to produce the score for Silver Lining Pictures upcoming feature film, Cutting Room, check out results below! W have always loved the idea of collaboration which I guess is a plus point given the crazy deadlines we are gives as composers, It's always interesting to see where something goes when two minds work together.