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.

The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown – Official Trailer

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are back! Join them as they travel across the Scottish Highlands in a Grand Tour special. A show about adventure, excitement, and “friendship”… Sometimes it’s even a show about cars! This time – American classics.

Connie Farr was the music supervisor for the trailer which features the song ‘Fortunate Son’ by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Watch the trailer here

Molly Nilsson featured in All The Streets Are Silent

In the late 80s and early 90s, the streets of downtown Manhattan were the site of a collision between two vibrant subcultures: skateboarding and hip hop. Narrated by Zoo York co-founder Eli Gesner with an original score by legendary hip-hop producer Large Professor (Nas, A Tribe Called Quest), All the Streets Are Silent brings to life the magic of the time period and the convergence that created a style and visual language that would have an outsized and enduring cultural effect. From the DJ booths and dance floors of the Mars nightclub to the founding of brands like Supreme, this convergence would lay the foundation for modern street style. Paris Is Burning meets Larry Clark’s KIDSAll the Streets Are Silent is a love letter to New York—examining race, society, fashion, and street culture. 

The film features ‘Memory Foam‘ by Molly Nilsson.

Check the trailer here.

Music Week Awards 2021 – Nomination

We got a nomination!

The biggest and best night in the music industry calendar, the Music Week Awards 2021 will see everyone from the major and independent labels and publishers to streaming giants like TikTok, Spotify, Amazon, YouTube and Apple Music, plus the nation’s favourite broadcasters and radio stations, compete for glory.

A total of 26 trophies are up for grabs this year and the nominations revealed today have set up some epic battles on the night.

We have been nominated in the Sync of the Year category for placing Warrior – Ray BLK in 2020 BIFA’s Best British Independent Film winner, Rocks.

Click here to see all the nominees for each category.

Ali & Ava – Music Supervision

Both lonely for different reasons, Ali and Ava meet through their shared affection for Sofia, the child of Ali’s Slovakian tenants, whom Ava teaches.  Ali finds comfort in Ava’s warmth and kindness and Ava finds Ali’s complexity and humour irresistible. Over a lunar month, sparks fly and a deep connection begins to grow. However, the legacy of Ava’s past relationship and Ali’s emotional turmoil at the breakdown of his marriage begins to overshadow their newfound passion. 

Enveloped in music and imbued with humour, Ali & Ava is a compelling contemporary love story written & directed by BAFTA-nominated Clio Barnard (The ArborThe Selfish GiantDark River).

Connie Farr and Dom Farley handled the music supervision for the film, which features music by Sylvan Esso, The Specials and Bob Dylan.

Ali & Ava premiers in July as part of of Directors’ fortnight at Cannes film festival.

After Love – Music Supervision

Connie Farr and Jenn Egan handled the music supervision for After Love, which is the feature debut from BAFTA-nominated Director Aleem Khan. The film follows a suddenly widowed woman that discovers her late husband had a secret just 21 miles across the English Channel in Calais. The film was listed as part of the Cannes Critics’ Week Official Selection for 2020 and included in the TIFF Industry Selects strand. It premiered at the London Film Festival and Telluride.

Read Peter Bradshaw’s five star review in the Guardian here and check out the trailer here.

The soundtrack was written and largely performed by Chris Roe. The composer and multi-instrumentalist collaborated with Alice Purton on several tracks, whose cello playing is meant to evoke “the wind, waves, seagulls and distant ferry horns of Dover and Calais.” After love won Best Original Score at Les Arcs Film Festival. It follows Roe’s highly praised work on Armstrong, Spitfire, and Children of the Snow Land.

Take a listen to the official motion picture soundtrack here.

Anne Boleyn – Music Supervision

Channel 5 has released its first teaser for its upcoming psychological thriller, Anne Boleyn.

The dark period drama follows King Henry VIII’s most famous wife, the ill-fated Anne Boleyn, who was also mother of the future Queen Elizabeth I.

Connie Farr was the music supervisor for the series which is set to air on 1st June.

Read about it in the Guardian here.

More info and the trailer can be found here.

Fast & Furious 9 – Official Trailer

Dominic Toretto and his crew join forces to battle the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered — his forsaken brother.

The much anticipated film is now due for release on June 25 in the US and on July 8 in UK cinemas.

Connie Farr was the music supervisor for the trailer which features NVDES ‘Stupid Dope (HDT Remix)’