Phantom Parrot | Trailer and UK Premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest

Phantom Parrot, is a documentary film, directed by Kate Stonehill, which tells the story of a human rights activist, who is prosecuted under terror laws for refusing to hand over the passwords to his electronic devices during a border stop, unveiling unsettling questions about the rule of law, modern espionage and digital privacy.

Connie Farr and Amine Ramer were the music supervisors for the film, with original score by Nainita Desai and an original song written for the film by GAIKA.

Phantom Parrot will be premiering at Sheffield Doc Fest 2023 with two screenings on 15th & 17th June. The first screening will have an extended Q&A with Director Kate Stonehill, lead contributor Muhammad Rabbani, and lawyer Richard Parry, who represents French publisher Ernest Moret, who made international headlines when he was detained under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act in April 2023, while on his way to attend the London Book Fair. 

Click here to view the trailer.

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry | In Cinemas 28th April

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, based on the book by Rachel Joyce, is about a man, in his sixties, (Academy Award Winner Jim Broadbent) who leaves his family home and wife (Penelope Wilton) and walks the length of the country, from Devon to Berwick-upon-Tweed, in order to deliver a message to a friend he has learned has been placed in a hospice.

The film is an uplifting tale of self-discovery and learning to seize the moment.

We handled the music licensing and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry comes to cinemas on 28th April 2023.

Click here to watch the trailer.

Blue Bag Life | In Cinemas 7th April

Blue Bag Life, co-directed by Lisa Selby & Rebecca Lloyd-Evans, is a raw yet deeply moving journey through the world of addiction. Unflinching in its portrayal of the darkness addicts enter into, as well as the stigma that accompanies it. Nevertheless an emotionally resonant love story that champions hope over despair.

We were the music supervisors for the film, which won the Audience Award at the BFI London Film Festival 2022.

Click here to read Cath Clarke’s 4-star review in The Guardian.

Click here to watch the trailer and Blue Bag Life is released in UK and Irish cinemas on 7th April 2023.

I Hope This Helps | Trailer

I Hope This Helps is a crowd-sourced feature film documentary about mental health.

The aim of this project is to make a beautiful film that creates change: by sharing stories that help viewers through their own journey; by destigmatising mental health in society; and by inspiring new research into things that can make a difference.

It is part of ‘Mindscapes’, an international cultural programme to support a transformation in how we understand, address and talk about mental health.

Empire Design cut the trailer and we were the music supervisors. The music used is ‘Imaginations’ by ‘one to watch’ film composer, Samuel Karl Bohn.

Click here to watch the trailer.

For more information about the project please click here.

The Strays | out now

The Strays is a British Netflix Original thriller and the debut feature of writer and director Nathaniel Martello-White. It is the fourth and final of the 2021 U.K. features greenlit by Netflix director of U.K. features, Fiona Lamptey.

Ashley Madekwe plays Neve, an upper-middle-class woman, who lives with her husband (Justin Salinger) and two children in a seemingly perfectly crafted life. It all begins to unravel when two shadowy figures arrive in her town.

We were the music supervisors for the film which features tracks such as Giggs – Talkin’ The Hardest, XVOTO – Brainfreeze, Forlorn – Forsaken, Izaiah JAE – Element.

Click here to watch the trailer and The Strays is now available on Netflix.

Alec Empire featured in The Reunion

The Reunion, is a six-part drama based on the French best-selling novel by Guillaume Musso, directed by Bill Eagles (Fringe, Gotham, Pennyworth), and produced by Make It Happen Studio (No Second Chance).

The story opens in the present day, at a high school reunion in the south of France where three former friends reconnect. They grew apart and lost touch, but they are still bound by a tragic secret tied to the disappearance of a high school girl who went missing 25 years ago in the region.

‘Addicted To You’ by Alec Empire features in two episodes. The series will be available for streaming on the ITVX platform on 12th January.

Click here to watch the trailer.

Empire Of Light | Trailer and Release Date

Set in and around a beautiful old cinema in an English seaside town in the early 1980s, Empire Of Light is a powerful and moving story of the magic of cinema, from Academy Award®-winning director Sam Mendes.

Starring Academy Award winner Olivia Colman, BAFTA winner Micheal Ward, Tom Brooke, Tanya Moodie, Hannah Onslow, Crystal Clarke, with Toby Jones, and Academy Award winner Colin Firth.

We were the music supervisors for the trailer campaign and Empire Of Light is released in cinemas on 9th January.

Click here to watch the trailer.

Phantom | Trailer

The Korean film industry will kick off 2023 with a suspenseful colonial-era spy action film, ‘Phantom’ directed by Lee Hae Young.

We were the music supervisors for the trailer, created by Empire Design.

Starring Seol Kyung Goo, Honey Lee and Park Hae Soo, the story follows a group of individuals, each under suspicion of being a spy known as the ‘Phantom’, planted by independence revolutionaries to collect intel from deep inside the Governor-General of Chōsen (the administrative body over colonial Chosen). All of the suspects have been gathered at a ‘Hotel’ located on a remote cliffside, and no one can get out until the ‘Phantom’ is found.

Click here to watch the trailer and ‘Phantom’ premieres in cinemas across Korea on January 18.

Allelujah | Trailer

The trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of Alan Bennett’s stage play, Allelujah, was created by Empire Design with music supervision by ThinkSync. It features the Andy Williams classic Happy Heart.

Allelujah is a warm, humorous, and deeply moving story about surviving old age. When the geriatric ward in a small Yorkshire hospital is threatened with closure, the hospital decides to fight back.

Directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on Scandal, Iris) from a screenplay by Heidi Thomas (Call the Midwife, Cranford), Allelujah features a powerhouse cast led by Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous) and newcomer Bally Gill, supported by Judi Dench (Notes on A Scandal, Iris), Derek Jacobi (I Claudius, Frasier), David Bradley (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones), Russell Tovey (The History Boys) and Julia McKenzie (Cranford, Marple).

Click here to watch the trailer and Allelujah is coming soon to UK cinemas.