A Special Guest
UK based composer for film, television, and the digital arts. Original music available for licensing in your film or project.
A Special Guest (2016)
Starring the award winning Anita Dobson (EastEnders, London Road) and Paul Copley (Downtown Abbey, Hornblower), A Special Guest follows young Ako as he spends an afternoon with the elderly neighbours next door.
Writing the music for A Special Guest was great fun. The film journeys through so many states of emotion, continuously jumping between each character's perspective and shifting in dynamic as we come to discover each of their personal tragedies. I also wrote an original song for Anita Dobson's character Audrey to sing and play on the piano. The song, 'When the Show Began', plays an integral part to the story and was later professionally recorded and used as the end credits music for the film.
The film has only just hit the film festival circuit, but has already won it's first award, the Jury's Special Mention Award in Short of the Year - Madrid, Spain.
Synopsis: Long held memories of grief and the ramifications of war collide when 10 year old refugee Ako is persuaded to spend an afternoon with elderly English neighbours.
A Special Guest (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK)
"I know how hard it is to lose someone... but we have to be brave"
- Harold (A Special Guest)