1 October 2015

Pixel Soldier Update

Great news, Chris Landy's film Pixel Soldier that I co-scored with Alex Ball last year has been accepted into the 2016 London Short Film Festival, making it eligible for Bafta submission. Congrats to everyone involved in the film and especially Chris who has created a masterpiece. Can't wait to see it there on the big screen in January. Alex and I are hoping to make the soundtrack available on iTunes - watch this space.

25 August 2014

BFX Competition

I recently teamed up again with 'Lost Sands' director Aaron Babla, to create an original score for his team's project 'The Boy and the Moon' for the BFX 2014 competition. About BFX:

'BFX is  a five day festival that takes place in Bournemouth, on the south coast of England, from the 24th-28th September (4 days of talks and 1 day children’s workshop in the Bournemouth International Centre) consists of a unique programme of public screenings, presentations, workshops, a career hub showing you how to get involved with the industry, and family friendly events.

BFX hold a competition as part of the festival, which gives over 100 talented individuals from 10 UK HEI’s a chance to pitch and gain a coveted spot in this 7-week battle to be hosted by the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) at Bournemouth University (BU) and the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB).

Really enjoyed working on the film, hopefully have it up to show you all soon. In the meantime you can check out the teams' pitch here:

3 and a Half Beards Pitch Video from 3 and a Half Beards on Vimeo.

8 August 2014

Client Testimonials

"Scott did a fantastic job scoring my animated short 'Goodperson and Shitboy: Shitboy Rents a video'. With minimal direction he was able to provide me with professional calibre musical pieces, which complemented my short perfectly. I would gladly work with him again, and would recommend his services to anyone." -

Kurtis Scott - Post Animation Supervisor at Smiley Guy Studios, Toronto.

"Scott is an up and coming composer who has already provided impressive scores for several animations and shorts as well as nailing his first TV ad for me earlier this year. He has a promising future ahead and I would recommend him for your project."

Alex Ball - Music Supervisor at M&C Saatchi, London.

“Scott recently helped me with an audio project and I can honestly say that his input was critical to its success. The project was of particular personal significance so Scott's contribution became invaluable and was credited as much as the other contributors.

I particularly appreciated his know how and also the patience when it came to record. His technical assistance with the links and voiceovers really made the difference, and helped get several months of work over the line. 

In general he was easy to work with and showed real empathy with, and understanding of, the programme being made - it wasn't just about pushing buttons.I would quite happily work with Scott again should the circumstances arise, and totally recommend him to others as a partner who can bring a project to life.'”

Andrew Parsonage - UWE Internal Communications Manager

20 May 2014

Secret Film Project Revealed...

OK PEOPLE, the wait IS OVER! Incredibly excited to annouce that the trailer for Chris Landy’s “Pixel Soldier” is now online. The film is in the final stages of post production. 

The film follows a group of computer game soldiers as they’re sent on a suicide mission, deep behind enemy lines. Out-gunned and out-numbered, we see the harsh reality of life inside a video game as they fight to stay alive in a 16-bit version of hell. Leave no pixel behind!

If you played 8-bit computer games in the 80s and 90s, you will absolutely love it.As a war film, it contains swearing and violence, so don't watch this trailer if that offends.

View here, or in the video section of my website.

19 February 2014

Freddies Song

Some very good friends of mine, Bristol-based band 'Levi Valentino' have released a charity single to help raise money for the Wallace and Gromit Appeal in memory of Freddie Hussey, who tragically died last month. 

Freddie, just three-years-old, was hit by a trailer while walking along Parsons Street in Bedminster, with his mother Donna. 

Dan Wilde, a friend of Freddie's family and LV's main song writer, was inspired to write a song about Freddie, and subsequently asked me if I could record and produce it for them. I was very humbled by the request and worked with Dan and singer Dean to produce a memorable track for a great cause.

Freddie's family were moved by the song and gave their blessing for the track to be released in Freddie’s name, with all proceeds going to Wallace and Gromit Appeal at Bristol Children’s Hospital. 

The song has already broken into the Independent Singles Chart Top 20 and has been downloaded nearly 500 times in less than a week. 

To support this great cause download Freddie's Song via iTunes or Amazon.

Read more at: http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Freddie-Hussey-Band-raising-cash-memory-Bristol/story-20629228-detail/story.html

29 January 2014

Secret Film Project

Over the last 3 or so months I've been collaborating with my partner in crime Mr A Ball on the score for an independently made film, that is, in a word... stunning. Original, fresh, nostalgic (for some) and all incredibly well executed… the superlatives could go on. I'm sworn to secrecy until this hits the waves, but I can only say it has been an absolute pleasure to work on. 

The score ranges from bit to epic, from tense to the traumatic, from electronic to orchestral and back. From the opening credits, the anticipation grows and boy does it pay off. Perhaps more importantly, at the heart of it all lies a poignancy that will resonate beyond measure.

My undying gratitude will forever go out to Alex, who scored the majority of the film, but who brought me in to score a few scenes, and of course to Director Chris Landy, who is unquestionably destined for big things.

Unfortunately, it is likely that the film will not hit the internet for quite some time, due to the restrictions placed on film festival submissions, but when it does - the word 'viral' comes to mind, and I don't mean the type that crawls down your throat and makes you cough. In the meantime, talk of private screenings are stirring (more on this to come) - plus Alex and I will be making the soundtrack available for purchase, with bonus tracks and other remix goodies included. watch this space…
Current Mood: Excited 

26 December 2013

2013: Year in Review

Wow, it really has been a while since I last posted any news, but better late than never couldn't be any truer in this case.

2013 has certainly been a tale of two halves. I've seen quiet times and busy times, but definitely inspiring and exciting times in amongst the chaos. In total I have worked on two short independently made films; a trailer for a horror film that went to the cannes film festival; pitched for a few TV commercials; and very excitingly signed to a newly established Brighton based music publisher Matchstick SyncOn top of everything, I was fortunate enough to play on stage once again with the GOTHMAG orchestra, at one of Bristol's most iconic venues - The Bristol Old Vic. For the first time since leaving university, things genuinely feel like they are heading in the right direction. 

2014 promises much for the future; an incredibly promising film I have been collaborating on will be hitting the film festivals (can't say too much at this stage); additionally I will be making some exciting updates to my studio and performing live at the Bristol Louisana on April 17th in support of my good friends Levi Valentino; plus on a personal and more exciting note I will be marrying my partner of 6 years, Emma, in September! 

Thank you to everyone who took interest in my work this year, I wish you all the best for 2014. 

"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible."


23 May 2013

"The Haunting of Harry Payne"

I was recently asked to co-score a trailer for a feature length British horror film by fellow composer, Alex Ball. I've always wanted to write music for something as deliciously dark as this is, so it's certainly a massive ambition of mine fulfilled and for that i owe many thanks to Al for bringing me onboard. Click here to watch!

25 February 2012

A Fistful of Morricone

Hi all, really should have blogged about this sooner, but better late than never as they say!

So, last November it was brought to my attention that a well known musician to the Bristol scene was looking for musicians to be part of a themed event called 'The Greatness of the Magnificence', run since 2000 by the brilliant Jesse D Vernon. Jesse was organising a repeat performance of his 2010 project, where TGOTM played a night of the great film composer Ennio Morricone's music, best known for his scores for Spaghetti Westerns such as the Good the Bad and the Ugly and a Fistful of Dollars.

A few months and practices on, the performance happened just 2 days ago on the 23rd of Feb at St George's Hall, Bristol to a packed crowd, and was just one of the best live shows I've ever had the pleasure to be a part of. Along the way I got to meet some truly wonderful people and my personal and infinite thanks must go to Jesse for giving me the chance to be a part of such a great project, he is a real credit to the Bristol music scene. We will be performing the set again on the 29th of April at the Cube Cinema in Bristol, so do come along if you can!

A very kind live review of the event was published in the Bristol Evening Posts Saturday Paper, which I have attached to the bottom of this post. Read away!


11 October 2011

The Cube Orchestra

Hey reader/listeners and a good old giggedy to ya (sorry, been watching way too much Family Guy recently). So, The Cube Orchestra, who or what are they might you ask? My journey to finding them was an interesting one, allow me to divulge..

May 30th, the last night of the Brighton Festival, at Brighton Dome .. a friend and I attended a STUNNING live music and film project, developed in Bristol by musicians Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp), in which a large eclectic musical ensemble provided a re-written score to a classic silent movie 'The Passion of Joan of Arc'. Having never seen or heard of such a project before, I was left completely breath taken at the scale and complexity that must have gone into it, twas amazing. Check out this review.

Feeling infinitely inspired I thought to myself, what if I could do something like this, but perhaps on a smaller scale... 3 months later, back in Bristol having returned from Uni, I decided to seek out other musicians to potentially help form such a project. Eventually, I met up with a chap through facebook, Ed McGregor, a unique live-remixing electronic guru, who told me to check out the Cube Orchestra (thanks Ed!).

A week later I met up with the Cube Orchestra (CO); an ever changing line up of various musicians, who get together every Wed evening at the Cube Cinema and go improv crazy.. and, who, every so once in a while perform live improvised (mostly) film scores(!!!). Within a week and a half I was performing with the CO in front of around 30 people to an old silent German film called The Holy Mountain, and I have to say it was one of the most amazing live performance experiences I've had to date. A day later, through links with the CO, I was providing horroresque background music for a local storyteller and discussing writing some music for an animator who I met through another musician. For any musicians reading this, this really does prove that networking is a vital key towards finding work and opportunities. If any more performances are coming up, I will be sure to let you know.