Earlier this year I composed the score to a beautiful short film called ‘Edith’. The trailer above features ‘Vigil I’ from my album Vigils.
Edith explores the heartbreaking inevitability that is old age. Written by novelist Ray Robinson, whose work has been shortlisted for both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Authors’ Club First Novel Award. His novel Electricity has also recently been adapted for screen and premiered at the BFI Film Festival. This is Ray’s debut screenplay. This is the directorial debut for actor Christian Cooke who continues to emerge as one of Hollywood’s most engaging and sought after talents with showcasing roles in Cemetery Junction, Hello Carter and Romeo & Juliet.
Peter Mullan (Trainspotting, War Horse, Tyrannosaur) takes the starring role of haunted Jake with Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Suits) as his Sheila. Supporting cast includes Elliott Tittensor (Shameless) and Sia Bennett (Mr Selfridge).
Executively produced by Mat Whitecross and Fiona Neilson, whose credits boast the fantastic 24 Hour Party People and Spike Island, this high concept, endearing short film was shot early 2016.
It’s doing the rounds of film festivals and special screenings this year. Once it’s online I’ll post about it.