BFI London Film Festival 2021

We are delighted that two amazing films and a tv series that we worked on premiered at the 65th BFI London Film Festival this year!

On 10th October, the premiere of ‘True Things’ directed by Harry Wootliff. The cinema was packed with cast & crew, industry professionals and film enthusiasts. It truly was a marvellous evening!

‘Ali and Ava’, directed by Clio Barnard, was presented on 13th October, as the Mayor of London’s Special Presentation film, at the Royal Festival Hall, by Film London and Sadiq Khan. What a privilege it was to have been involved in this production!

‘Curse of the Chippendales’, directed by Jesse Vile, tells the bizarre story of behind the scenes of the most popular male exotic dance show. The crime documentary was shown as part of the series section of the festival. We think this is must-watch, with a great 80’s soundtrack! 

It was such a pleasure to be involved in all three of these projects, we are so proud of everyone who made them possible!

Congratulations everyone! 😊

Curse Of The Chippendales – Music Supervision

The new Discovery+ documentary series untangles the wild and chaotic web of male strip club Chippendales, its founder, and the sinister affairs that went on behind the scenes.

The documentary slowly tracks the club’s raging success through the first-person accounts of those involved in it. Everyone from dancers to law enforcement remains incredulous, decades later, at just how out-of-control and dangerous the backroom intrigue became.

Connie Farr was the music supervisor for the series, which features music from Kool and the Gang, Hot Chocolate, Loverboy, Simple Minds and A-Ha.

Find out more information from the Independent here and read the review from AV Club here.

The Phantom of the Open – Official Trailer

The Phantom of the Open tells the remarkable true story of Maurice Flitcroft, a crane operator and optimistic dreamer from Barrow-in-Furness who, with the support of his family and friends, managed to gain entry to the 1976 British Open qualifying, despite never playing a round of golf before. With pluckiness and unwavering self-belief, Maurice pulls off a series of stunning, hilarious and heartwarming attempts to compete at the highest level of professional golf, drawing the ire of the golfing elite but becoming a British folk hero in the process.

The official trailer features Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel’s “Make Me Smile”, the film will be released in UK cinemas soon.

Check out the trailer here

Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11 to be shown at Toronto International Film Festival.

Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11 is a feature documentary that tells the story of September 11, 2001, through a unique set of eyewitness testimonies recorded in a small plywood booth in the months following the attacks.

Twenty years later, the eyewitnesses return to the box to share their memories and reflect on America today. Bridging past and present, the film is a searingly emotional portrayal of hope, resilience and how to heal.

Connie Farr was the music consultant.

The film will be shown on Sky Documentaries on 9th September at 9PM.

Click here to visit the Toronto International Film Festival website to read more about the film and find out when it is screening.

Dashcam: World premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2021

A caustic online streamer’s anarchic behaviour triggers a non-stop nightmare in the latest screenlife frightfest from Rob Savage.”

Produced alongside genre specialists Blumhouse Productions, Dashcam looks to be another clever take on the found-footage format, this time using the titular recording device as our lens to whatever terrifying bumps in the road have been created for this horrific 77-minute journey.

Set to have its world premiere during the Midnight Madness slot at this years’ Toronto International Film Festival. 

Connie Farr handled the music supervision.

Click here to read more about the film on the official Toronto International Film Festival website.

Exclusive first look at Venice-bound feature drama True Things

Ruth Wilson plays a young woman living on the fringes of society who becomes intoxicated by a stranger who overwhelms her quiet life. Above is also a new still from the Brit movie, which will unspool next month on the Lido in the Horizons strand.

Le Bureau Sales are selling True Things, which is an adaptation of Deborah Kay Davies’ book True Things About Me, based on a script by Wootliff and Molly Davies. Producers are Tristan Goligher (Supernova), Ruth Wilson, Jude Law (The Talented Mr Ripley) and Ben Jackson (The Young Pope).

The film is Wootliff’s follow-up to the BAFTA-nominated and BIFA-winning romantic drama Only You, which starred Laia Costa and Josh O’Connor.

Connie Farr handled the music supervision.

Click here to watch the exclusive clip ahead of the Venice Film Festival debut.

Discovery+ sets the premier date for the True-Crime Docuseries, Curse Of The Chippendales

Discovery+ on Monday said that Curse of the Chippendales, its four-part true-crime drama docuseries, is set to premiere on September 24.

The project, from Oscar-and Emmy-winning filmmakers Simon and Jonathan Chinn via Lightbox, unravels the dark side of the 1980s all-male striptease dance troupe founded by Steve Banerjee. On the crime side, it tackles the murder-suicide of Playboy Playmate of the Month and actress Dorothy Stratton and her estranged husband Paul Snider, as well as the murder of Emmy-winning producer Nick De Noia orchestrated by Banerjee.

It also highlights what being part of the wild shows was really like from the point of view of the dancers and their throngs of female fans.

Connie Farr handled the music supervision for this series.

Click here to read the Deadline article.

Our Ladies – Official Trailer

In 1990s Scotland, an all-girl Catholic school choir gets the opportunity to participate in a choir competition held in Edinburgh. The girls are far more interested in drinking, partying and hooking up than they are in winning the competition and thus hilarity ensues making Our Ladies an unmissable teen comedy.

The official trailer features Edwyn Collins’s “A Girl Like You” and “In A Big Country”, the film will be released in UK cinemas on the 27th of August 2021.

You can watch the trailer here.

Ali & Ava review – 2021 Cannes Film Festival

The BFI shared a review of Ali & Ava from this years’ Cannes Film Festival.

Connie Farr handled the music supervision for this film.

An excerpt of the article below references some of the music that was chosen.

“Music is used diegetically to elevate the emotional beats and add specific passions to our growing sense of who these people are. Ali’s tune of choice is Radio by Sylvan Esso – its big squishy beats aligning to his big squishy heart. Ava’s taste for the old-soul strains of folk and country cohere to her backstory with the recently deceased father of her children, a domestic abuser.”

Click here to read the full review on the BFI website.