We’re giving aspiring film composers a unique opportunity to showcase their creativity, with one lucky composer winning a personal feedback session with composer Adam Janota Bzowski & £500 worth of Spitfire Audio vouchers
We’ve teamed up with our friends at STUDIOCANAL to bring you an exclusive competition: to download and score a scene from British psychological horror film Saint Maud for the chance to win a personal feedback session with the film’s composer, Adam Janota Bzowski!Scroll down to read more about the film, how to enter, Adam’s inspiration and what he’s looking for in a winning composition, plus the prize and Ts & Cs.
How To Enter
To participate please make sure you have downloaded the video footage and when ready, email both the video file of the clip synchronised with your original composition and a .WAV/MP3 with the music only to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Saturday 24 April 2021.
About The Film
Following its breakthrough cinema release last year, STUDIOCANAL recently released the Digital, DVD, Blu-ray, SteelBook® of Rose Glass’ universally acclaimed directorial debut Saint Maud, starring Morfydd Clark and Jennifer Ehle. Available to order now from Amazon on Digital, DVD & Blu-ray.Live-in nurse Maud (Morfydd Clark) arrives at the home of Amanda (Jennifer Ehle), a famous dancer now frail from illness and trapped in her grand, isolated house. At first, Amanda is intrigued by this religious young woman, who provides a distraction from her failing health. Maud, in turn, is bewitched by her new patient. But Maud is not all that she seems.
She is tormented by a violent secret from her past and by ecstatic messages she believes are directly from God. She becomes convinced she has been sent to Amanda not simply as a nurse, but to serve a divine purpose. As her grip on reality slides out of control, Maud's care turns into a deadly mission to save Amanda’s soul, by any means necessary. Screen ‘Star of Tomorrow’ Morfydd Clark and BAFTA and Tony Award-winner Jennifer Ehle come together in this electrifying psychological horror from debut writer/director and Screen ‘Star of Tomorrow’ Rose Glass.
The film’s haunting score is by London-based composer Adam Janota Bzowski. Saint Maud marks his first feature-length score, which has already won him Best Original Music at the 2020 Gérardmer Fantasticarts Film Festival.
He now wants you to reinterpret the score to a section of the film!
Awards & Reviews for The FilmBritish Independent Film Awards – Saint Maud won:
The BIFA Debut Director award - Rose Glass
Best Cinematography win for cinematographer
London Film Critics' Circle Awards – Saint Maud won:
Best British/Irish Actress of the Year – Morfydd Clark (also shared with Eternal Beauty)
British/Irish Film of the Year – Rose Glass
Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker – Rose Glass
BAFTAs (11 April) - Saint Maud nominated for:
Outstanding British Film (Rose Glass, Andrea Cornwell, Oliver Kassman)
Debut by a Writer, Director, or Producer (Rose Glass (Writer/Director), Oliver Kassman (Producer) [also produced by Andrea Cornwell])
Whilst Morfydd Clark has been nominated for the EE Rising Star award.
“Electrifying” ★★★★★ THE OBSERVER – MARK KERMODE
“Extraordinary” ★★★★★ THE GUARDIAN – PETER BRADSHAW
“Magnificent” ★★★★★ THE INDEPENDENT - CLARISSE LOUGHREY
“One of the best British horrors of all time” ★★★★★ STARBURST
“Stunning” ★★★★★ THE METRO - Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
“Unforgettable” ★★★★★ DIGITAL SPY
“A revelation” ★★★★★ DEN OF GEEK
About AdamAdam Janota Bzowski is a London based composer. As a child he was known for his fondness of the intermittent static in between radio stations, an interest that would later see him study Sound Art at University of Brighton. Whilst living in a disused biscuit factory on the English coast, Adam became involved in the ambient music scene, using an old 4-track tape recorder and guitar pedals to make compositions which still remains his preferred method today.
His career began as a sound designer for various media including award winning animations by Mikey Please and Parabella Studios, later leading to compose music for advertisements, installations and short films. The BAFTA nominated ‘Saint Maud’ marks his first feature length score, which has already won him Best Original Music at the 2020 Gérardmer Fantasticarts Film Festival.
Adam's Inspiration & What He's Looking for?My approach to making the score for Saint Maud was focusing on the loneliness at the heart of the story and encasing it in claustrophobic tension. The director, Rose Glass, wanted to abandon anything too traditional sounding in favour of ‘something strange, something weird’.
I urge entrants to follow their own voice and trust their instincts. Make space for the dialogue whilst setting the tone for the rest of the film. Take the opportunity to try something outside your comfort zone and remember to ask yourself ‘what can my music provide to support the story?’.
I can’t wait to hear your submissions!
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