I have been a passionate and creative musician for many years now. I started piano lessons at the age of seven and soon discovered the joys of improvising and composing. Sitting at the piano or organ and just doodling around till I come up with something I like is still my favourite pastime. At the same time, I have also been training to become an all-round composer. I have studied copious eras, styles and genres throughout my musical education, from school to my music degree at the University of Nottingham. I have studied composition throughout this time and have been developing my skills as an orchestrator. I went on to do a course in Music Production at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in 2012, and I have just finished a masters in Composition for Screen at the University of Edinburgh.
In 2015, I completed my first film, producing an electronic score for the short film 'Indefinite Leave' directed by Declan Taaffe. I also completed my first feature film score for the low budget independent drama 'Freesia', directed by Conor Ibrahiem, for which I composed a score interweaving electronic and string textures. My score for this was nominated for Best Original Score at the London International Filmmaker Festival.
Since enrolling at Edinburgh I have completed scores for various projects from both within and outside of the university, including the short films ‘Routes', ‘I Pull The Strings', ‘The Finest Model', 'Tent', 'Mondays' and an animation entitled ‘Record/Record' which was screened at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival. These experiences have all been extremely challenging steep learning curves for me but equally exciting and fulfilling as well, cementing in my mind that this is the career I would like to pursue.
Film (Short and Drama) Composer Billy and Jimmy are in their first year of university. They have moved into a house together to support each other with their studies until things take a turn for the worst. Billy's vulnerabilities reunite Jimmy with a former acquaintance. Jimmy has now been unwillingly recruited as part of an hierarchy and must make a moral decision as a man. Does he try to escape the clutches of this hierarchy? or does he allow things to keep taking a turn for the worst? Will he break free from this unwanted lifestyle? or will he lose himself to this lifestyle completely?
Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Music department An illegal immigrant in London initiates a dangerous plan to obtain a UK visa.