Ali & Ava – Out Now and Connie Farr Interview with GMS

We are thrilled to announce that Ali & Ava has officially been released in the UK and Ireland today, with the rest of Europe to follow.

Ali & Ava is a contemporary love story about two people, both hiding secrets which could disrupt their families’ lives, who develop a deep connection based on their shared love of music.

We’re so pleased to have worked on this film and to have been recognised for that in our recent BIFA win for Best Music alongside the composer Harry Escott!

Praise for Ali & Ava:

Barnard’s Bradford romance is an understated triumph” – The Guardian

A bright, eclectic soundtrack that might persuade some that EDM can be romantic.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Click here to read the Guild of Music Supervisors interview with Connie and Harry Escott on how and why they chose the tracks for the film.

Listen to the soundtrack on Spotify here.

Watch the trailer here.

BAFTA 2022 Nominations

We are so excited to announce that two films for which we handled music supervision have been nominated in this year’s BAFTAs!

After Love has been nominated for four awards: Best Director, Best Actress, Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut by a British writer, director or producer.

Ali & Ava has been nominated for two awards: Best Actor and Outstanding British Film.

Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees!

Nightmare Alley | Official Trailer

In Nightmare Alley, an ambitious carny (Bradley Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who is even more dangerous than he is.

The official international trailer features Biz Colletti & Talina’s cover of the Billie Holiday classic ‘I’ll Be Seeing You’, Johann Johannsson’s Scratch Fight (Focus Remix) and Daemon Reaper by Adrian Valdez.

We were the Music Supervisors for the trailer and Nightmare Alley hits UK cinemas on 21st January 2022.

Vybz Kartel & more featured in ‘Boxing Day’

Inspired by writer, director, and star Aml Ameen’s life, Boxing Day follows Melvin (Ameen), a British author living in America, who returns home to London for Christmas to introduce his American fiancée, Lisa (Aja Naomi King), to his eccentric British-Caribbean family. Their relationship is put to the test as she discovers the world her fiancée has left behind.

Vybz Kartel – ‘Clarks‘, Alton Ellis – ‘Rocksteady‘ and ‘A Tribute To Duke Reed‘, which was co-written by Alton Ellis, were all featured in the film.

Check out the trailer here.

Boxing Day was released on the 3rd of December.

BIFA 2021 Results – After Love, Ali & Ava, Dashcam, Sweetheart

We are proud to announce that a selection of films we recently worked on, won many categories at this year’s BIFA Awards!

After Love, directed by Aleem Khan, won six awards including Best British Independent Film, Best Director, the Douglas Hickox award for Best Debut Director and Best Screenplay. Joanna Scanlan also took home Best Actress and Talid Ariss Best Supporting Actor for their performances in the film.

Ali & Ava, directed by Clio Barnard, won two awards including Best Actor to Adeel Akhtar, and Best Music for our own Connie Farr and Harry Escott’s contribution.

Dashcam, directed by Rob Savage, won Best Effects.

Sweetheart, directed by Marley Morrison, won two awards, Breakthrough Performance and Breakthrough Producer.

We are so thankful to have been involved with all these amazing films!

Click the link here to read the article by the Guardian.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Silent Night – Official Trailer

Silent Night tells the not-so traditional festive tale of a group of old friends reunited to celebrate Christmas in the comfort of an idyllic country home, whilst the world faces impending doom.

Writer and director Griffin’s debut features a star studded array of British and international acting talent; including Keira Knightley (Love Actually, Pirates of The Caribbean), Matthew Goode (The Kings Man, Downton Abbey), Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit), Annabelle Wallis (The Mummy, Peaky Blinders), Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Cruella, Queenpins), Ṣọpé Dìrísù (Gangs of London), Rufus Jones (Stan and Ollie), Lucy Punch (Motherland) and Lily-Rose Depp (The King).

The Official Trailer cut by Empire Design, features La Gazza Ladra Overture by Rossini, and You’re The Only World I know – written by Sonny James and Bob Tubert.

We were the Music Supervisors for the trailer and Silent Night hits cinemas December 3rd.

BIFA 2021 Winner! Ali & Ava – Best Music

We are incredibly proud to announce that ThinkSync’s, Connie Farr, alongside composer, Harry Escott, has won the 2021 British Independent Film Award for Best Music in Ali & Ava.

Dom Farley assisted with the music supervision and Claire Munro handled the licensing.

Clio Barnard’s ‘Ali & Ava’, received seven nominations including Best British Independent Film and Best Director. The best music award, a category sponsored by Universal Music Publishing Group, has been announced ahead of the ceremony on December 5th 2021.

Time Out said of the music in the film [the lead characters are] “soon bonding over the Buzzcocks and squabbling over whether or not you can dance to country music. It’s the glue that gradually bonds them, and the soundtrack is a drunken jukebox of Dylan, Daniel Avery, Irish folk and Sylvan Esso tunes.”

Check out the BIFA page here to read about the other craft winners and nominees across categories.

We are very grateful and congratulations to all the other winners!

BIFA 2021 Nomination | Ali & Ava – Best Music

We are delighted to say that Connie Farr has been nominated alongside Harry Escott, the composer, for Best Music in Ali & Ava at this years’ BIFA Awards!

The soundtrack of Ali & Ava features an abundance of amazing tracks including The Specials, Bob Dylan, Sylvan Esso, Daniel Avery, MC Innes and Buzzcocks.

Connie handled the music supervision with Dom Farley assisting and Claire Munro handled the licensing.

We are so excited to have been nominated alongside some great people and films.

Good luck to everyone who was nominated!

Ali & Ava review – 2021 BFI London Film Festival

Variety shared a review of Ali & Ava from this years’ BFI London Film Festival.

Connie Farr handled the music supervision for this film.

“The film’s first memorable use of music comes as his car is being barraged. Ali puts on a track by neighborhood favorite MC Innes, and suddenly, the hostiles have dropped their rocks and are dancing along. The next time Ali and Ava meet, he has his headphones on, and she’s got folk playing on her earbuds. With just a little bit of ingenuity, they find a way to enjoy their conflicting musical preferences in one another’s company.”

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

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! 😊