Film Score Production: Honeytrap Film

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I produced the music score for the feature film Honeytrap, working closely with the composer Francis Binns. My role included sound recording, music sequencing, mixing and preparing stems for post production. I have been researching the role that music plays within film for a number of years and this project was a great opportunity to apply my theoretical understanding to decisions about the arrangement and the mix of the music. The entire film is shot from the main character Layla’s perspective which means that the musical score is particularly crucial to representing Layla’s emotional state as her world starts to crumble around her in the latter part of the film.

Honeytrap had its UK premier at the BFI London Film Festival (2014), where director Rebecca Johnson was nominated for Best British Newcomer. The US premier was at SXSW Film Festival (2015), and it was later shown at The Urban World Film Festival, New York (2016).

Honeytrap was critically well received, gaining 4 out of 5 in Total Film, The List and The Guardian, which also featured it as ‘The Film to Watch This Week‘. It is now available on DVD, reaching the dizzying heights of number 13 in the Asda DVD chart.

 

 

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