Films

Business 101

First I submitted my work for a job. Then they said yes. Then they told me how much money they could pay. Then they said sorry that’s all there is.   […]

Rules

Say yes to every job, even if there is no money. Say no when they ask to own all the publishing. Stall when they ask you to agree to something […]

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Last year I scored a short film entitled Safar  for a new director Mariam Zaidi. She was born in Dubai where her parents are migrant workers. But in Dubai health […]

  Love this. The James Bond theme written by Monty Norman was written earlier for an Indian Musical. Likewise Fortunella by Nino Rota written for Fellini was later re-purposed for […]

Moves and Movies

Sometimes musicians who want to score films ask me how to get in. They need to meet producers and directors and make them aware of the work. During HotDocs those […]

Latest Film Scored

For the 2cnd year in a row, a film I scored gets a premier spot at HotDocs. Yippee. Here is the trailer for the film which is about photography – mugshot […]

This may look like a bunch of hair playing guitar but it is in fact Mr. Sexsmith and he came to my windowless messy studio recently (as did Meg Tenant, […]

The Knight Strikes At Midnight

Director Philippe de Broca and composer Georges Delerue, almost 50 years later The King Of Hearts still my favourite film and soundtrack. The marches and carnival compositions with beautiful semitone […]

I got a call in the early 90s from the head of A&R at Warner Music who would later dislike me forever after I wrote a critical article about what […]