“Miss Todd” will make it’s South American Premiere in the non-competitive Panorama section of the prestigious Anima Mundi 2013. Also at the festival in the non-competitive “Animation of Course” sections are some chums’ animations “First Light” by Wing Yan Lillian Fu and “Robomax” by Moayad Fahmi. If anyone would like to pay for me to go then that would be really good, thanks.
“Sodiq” directed by Adeyemi Michael (Yemi) will be having it’s World Premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest 2013. “Sodiq” is a documentary following the life of Yemi’s teenage friend, Sodiq Adeojo (pictured above), with whom he set up Peckham Youngsters FC, a local football team for kids on their housing estate ‘to give teenagers another kind of gang to belong to.’ At that time (2008), Sodiq dreamed of becoming a doctor. Five years later (2012), he has been convicted of murdering Sylvester Akpalara and is now serving a 30-year jail sentence in Feltham Young Offenders Institution.
Check out www.adeyemimichael.com for more details.
“Mass of Men” directed by Gabriel Gauchet, cold and minimalist score by one Matthew Kelly, continues it’s great success by winning the Royal Television Society 2013 Best Postgraduate Fiction Film. “Mass of Men” is about how a cold impersonal beaurocratic system can yield even more chilling reactions from the people within it. The film has so far won entry to over 30 film festivals plus numerous other awards including:
The Golden Leopard, San Sebastien 2012
Double win of Critic’s prize and BDMA for Best Short, Janela IFF 2012
Double Win, Golden Mikeldi for Best International Fiction & Audience Award, Zinebi Bilbao 2012
“Miss Todd” the short animated musical I recently scored, directed by Kristina Yee, has won AN Oscar for Best Foreign Film at the Student Academy Awards 2013. Heading out to L.A. with the team to see if it’s a Gold, Silver or Bronze. VERY excited.
I’ve been enjoying scoring a charming little film called “The Ogre Hunters” directed by Luke Rodgers, starring Timothy West and Prunella Scales for the British Library Spring Festival. I like any director that lets me whistle on their film soundtrack.
“Fucking, Drifting, Grasping, City Lights” directed by Ola Jankowska, with prepared piano score by meself, is having it’s world premiere at Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers. FDGCL is a meditative and episodic portrait of a couple who a re lost in a city that doesn’t love them back. More info at www.olajankowska.com