Film Composers London - Musical Scores for Films, TV and the Media - London Film Composers and Compositions

 

         
       
    Michel Duvoisin    
    “Writing music for films is … almost like describing a painting. You have to see it, you have to hear it......"    
         
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    Film Composers London writing musical scores for films, TV and the Media Industry. Michel Duvoisin is, not only a film composer but also a practising musician who has a band As Is and has won the John Lennon award for one of his songs!    
         
   
Film Composers London writing musical scores for films, TV and the Media Industry. Michel Duvoisin is, not only a film composer but also a practising musician who has a band As Is and has won the John Lennon award for one of his songs!
   
 
BAFTA nominated for Marc Isaac's Film
 'Men of the city'
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“The music was wonderful. I can only heap on superlatives. So much ‘film’ music is truly dreadful – nature films, surging waves, cue surging music. Michel Duvoisin’s music counterpointed the lives of the people with great beauty. The whole documentary was brilliant. A combination of hard hitting / political with beauty.”              
 
   
 
Will and Testament - 2014  
   
Peter - Feature Film - 2011 Grace - 2010
   
I Won University Challenge - 2009 Men Of The City - 2009
   
   
 
All White in Barking - 2008 The Curious World of Frinton-on-Sea - 2008
   
   
Someday My Prince Will Come - 2005 Phillip And His Seven Wives - 2005
   
   
Deported - 2004 Calais - The Last Border - 2003
   
   
Travellers - 2003 DVD's Available to Order
 
       
       
     Film Composers London. Movie Composers London. Writing musical scores for films, movies and tv programmes especially documentaries. Writing film scores is a creative and sometimes lengthy process. Being a film composer for movies requires discipline and creativity. Any film composition of merit will require a great deal of work to make the perfect musical score. Writing an original composition for films or tv can be complex. Writing music or musical scores for tv or films is essentially the same. The length of both the film and the score or composition might vary but you still need a theme or musical theme that the film composer must compose. A musical score needs various elements to be successful. It needs originality and a large dose of creativity. A musical theme that recurs and underscores what is happening on the screen or television. Michel Duvoisin Film Composer London is based primarily i the UK although is originally from the US. In the last few years he has written musical compositions in London for a number of documentaries and films. Writing for documentaries can be quite involved. Although the director can affect camera angles and can edit the films to help produce the effect he wants - he has no real control over the participants and what they do and say. Therefore, the musical score that the film composer writes is an even more critical element of the production. Michel Duvoisin has worked with many production companies in the London area and for the BBC being involved in some award winning productions. These include the following films and documentaries; Travellers 2002 A moving and poignant film about the basic human need for love, Marc Issacs uses the idea of the train journey as a metaphor for the journey through life, following the stories of five characters he encountered spontaneously on trains and at stations across England. They all reveal a deep concern for one thing - the need for a loving relationship. Music Michel Duvoisin Editor David Charap Production Company Blast Films Calais: The Last Border 2003 BBC2 and the Sheffield International Documentary Festival, This film looks at the transient nature of Calais in Northern France where refugees and migrants from all over the world are desperate for a new life in England. Director Mark Isaacs presents a microcosm of eccentric individuals, all centered near the Eurotunnel in this French harbor town. In contrast to the likable and smiling Ijaz, who during the bombing of Kabul lost his entire family and whose only dream is to reach England, we meet Steve, a British citizen who is running a not-so-successful English pub on the French side of the tunnel. Another striking contrast is presented in the young Lithuanian Ernesta, who is traveling to England for work, and the elderly British woman Tulia, whose brokerage company is on the edge of bankruptcy. “A collage of individuals and their stories is completed by images of British tourists, who are traveling to Calais for cheap food and whose inhumane attitudes and opinions stand in sharp contrast to Ijaz's faith that the British are morally superior and more advanced than the prejudiced French. Director Marc Isaacs Editor David Charap Music Michel Duvoisin & Mustafa Santic Production Company Diverse Production Ltd Awards The Berlin Film Festival Winner, Best Documentary 2003 BBC2 Greenlight Award 2003 Nominated for Grierson Award 2003 Deported / Les Expulse 2004 Deported follows the journeys of individual asylum seekers rejected by countries they have struggled to reach. Escaping civil war, ethnic or religious hatred and political persecution, asylum seekers are forced to travel thousands of miles, sometimes for many months, before they reach a country of safety. But on arrival, they find themselves threatened with expulsion to the very countries from which they have risked everything to escape. Focusing on stories of deportation from Afghanistan and Mali, “Deported” compares the attitudes and policies of The United Kingdom and of France and show what happens to refugees when their asylum applications are rejected for the last time. Music: Michel Duvoisin Director: Laura Ashton Executive Producer: Roy Ackerman Production Company: Diverse Production Someday My Prince Will Come 2005 Visually stunning set by the harsh Cumbrian coastline among windmills, fields and factories, this is a poignant reflection on the loss of childhood innocence. A melancholy, heartrending and sometimes hilarious documentary about a teenage girl in the provincial town of Siddick who is waiting for the love of her life. For one year, the camera follows Laura-Anne, who comments on her experiences in a rhyming voiceover. Meanwhile, by following Laura-Anne and her respective princes from up close, the viewer gets an unpolished picture of social life in a working-class community. Music Michel Duvoisin Director Marc Isaacs Editor David Charap Production Company Maverick TV Ltd PHILIP AND HIS SEVEN WIVES 2005 Is it possible to live like an Old Testament king in suburban Hove? Well, that's what Philip Sharp is attempting to do. Formerly a rabbi, with a sister who is a hairdresser in Golders Green, Phillip has lighted out into the sacred wilderness. It transpires that there is nothing illegal about having seven wives. You can't marry them by means of a civil service but it is possible to entertain their presence, behave as if they were your wives and, indeed, make due provision for them all if you are run over by a bus. Apart from the life of a Jewish patriarch, Philip owns four second-hand furniture shops and has one other hobby - breeding stallions from Belgium. This is a deeply disturbing film in places because the filmmaker sustains his own ambivalence towards Philip and his activities. You are never quite sure whether to applaud Philip for his unusual lifestyle or think that he is a predator who benefits from the insecurities of the women around him. On balance, I'd say Philip does make his strange arrangement work to everyone's advantage, but many will strongly disagree. You'll have to see the film to make up your own mind. Music Michel Duvoisin Production Co. BBC Storyville Executive Producer Nick Fraser Producer Rachel Wexler Director Marc Isaacs Sundance Festival The Curious World of Frinton-on-Sea 2008 Documentary about extraordinary ordinary people, Frinton-on-Sea is a town that doesn't like change. The shops, the sea front and even the people haven't changed for decades. So when Network Rail announced it was going to automate the town's manually operated level-crossing gates, there was a call to arms. Filmmaker Marc Isaacs meets the people who have decided to grow old in England's most conservative seaside resort. Music. Michel Duvoisin Production Co. BBC Wonderland Executive Producer Nick Mirsky Producer Rachel Wexler Director Marc Isaacs All White In Barking 2008 Filmmaker Marc Isaacs' funny and illuminating documentary gives a voice to people who feel that they are at the sharp end of multicultural Britain. Take a trip to the London borough of Barking and Dagenham, an area which has some of the highest levels of immigration in the country and where residents are struggling to come to terms with their new arrivals. There we meet life-long residents Susan and Jeff who are encouraged to put their assumptions aside to welcome their new Nigerian neighbours. There's also Dave whose anger at the influx of immigrants has led him to campaign for the far right British Nationalist Party - despite both his daughters having non-white boyfriends. Meanwhile, Holocaust survivor Monty and African Betty form a close friendship, despite disapproving stares. In this Storyville, Isaacs' gentle probing of these very different characters helps to paint a vivid picture of the attitudes and preconceptions at the heart of Modern Britain. Series BBC All White Production Co. Bungalow Town Productions Executive Producer Nick Fraser Producer Rachel Wexler Director Marc Isaacs BBC Wonderland “Intelligence” 2009 Now there is a new generation of women who are making their mark in the world of TV documentaries. A good example is Alisa Pomeroy. Following on from being senior producer on The Apprentice, she recently made the controversial and well-reviewed Baby Beauty Queens — about Mini Miss UK, this country’s first-ever children’s pageant — which aired on BBC3. Her new film, which is part of the BBC’s Wonderland strand, is called “Intelligence”, which follows the lives of the winners of the University Challenge quiz show since the ’60s. “Intelligence” follows the lives of the winners of University Challenge since the ‘60s Music Michel Duvoisin Production Co. BBC Wonderland Producer Nick Mirsky Director Alisa Pomeroy Editor Alistair Martin Men Of The City 2009 “No one has ever made a film about the City that is so singular, so evocative and so human” David Chater, The Times Music Michel Duvoisin Production Co. BBC Storyville Executive Producer Nick Fraser Producer Rachel Wexler Director Marc Isaacs Editor David Charap “No one has ever made a film about the City that is so singular, so evocative and so human” David Chater, The Times