As the year draws to a close and I've had the work's Christmas drinks (me + wife and dog at the local pub followed by chips and curry sauce on the stagger home), I've been looking back on some of the fantastic projects I've been involved with in 2017. I've also put together a playlist, that I hope is a treat for you, of this year's new compositions at the end of this blog.
Some brilliant new creative partnerships were spawned this year: writing music for two short films directed by Christiana Ebohon-Green, Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote and Support; the web series Different For Girls for director Campbell X; the short film Epilogue for director Layke Anderson and two specially commissioned pieces by furniture designers Sé, The Apartment for their installation at Milan Design Week and Recollections for London Design Festival.
It's also been a joy continuing to work with my existing drama collaborators on numerous projects including promo work for BBC Holby City, pilots for PGMTV and the viral short film Headspace for director Jake Graf.
A key new relationship for me in 2017 was signing to independent music publisher Music Sales. Louisa Rainbird, Lucy Bright, Susan Tilly and the rest of the team have been really supportive and I'm looking forward to our future together.
One of the other highlights of the year has to be attending Sheffield Doc Fest. It's an insane five days of early starts, cool parties, interesting workshops, more parties, meals on the hop, lots of films, yet more partying and hardly any sleep! Aside from being really inspiring and energising, it was great to hang out with my fellow Women In Film and TV Mentees of 2016, Producers Cathy Heffernan, Rachel Heywood, and Editor Zeb Achonu, lots of wonderful new inspiring people and of course the aforementioned fabulous Louisa Rainbird
2018 is already looking rather good; I'll be kicking off with new episodes of Different for Girls and going on to first time collaborations on three short films with directors Jeanette Buck, Calan Smith and Sophie Gueydon. I'll also finally be able to unveil a project I've been working on for quite some time now that includes tracks featuring the fabulous diva herself, Katherine Ellis.
All very exciting!
Heartfelt thanks to everyone I've worked with and all those wonderful people who keep turning on their TVs and going to the cinema. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!