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New signing Michael Jennings has scored Red Productions’ new Harlan Coben created 10-parter The Five, directed by Mark Tonderai, which debuts on Sky 1 at 9 pm on April 15 . He had previously worked with Mark on Safe House. Earlier credits include Channel 4’s My Friend Marjorie and Easy, Easy, Easy as well as In Prison My Whole Life, Elemental Storage, and Southwark Bridge Films’s short Joel, The Superman.
Danish director Jesper Nielsen now shooting BBC’s Redwater in Ireland for producer Vicky Wharton. The multi-award winning writer/director is best known outside Scandinavia for his work on Borgen. His latest feature, The Day Will Come, premiers in April. He has directed, written or edited 27 features and more than 60 episodes of tv drama.
After his recent FIPA D’OR Nomination for his music for Wall To Wall’s The Scandalous Lady W, Alexander Balanescu has won Romania’s GOPO award for Best Original Soundtrack for his score for The Magic Mountain directed by Anca Damian for Aparte Film.
Story Film’s Tiger Raid, with a terrific action score by Dean Valentine, has its world premiere at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival in April. Meanwhile Violet, also with Dean’s music, showing at Tribeca too and has won the First Prize Festival Award at Chicago’s Irish Film Festival.
SPOTLIGHT ON NATALIE HOLT
Natalie Holt is at the forefront of London’s new breed of emerging film composers and with co-composer Martin Phipps won the 2015 Ivor Novello Award for Best Television Soundtrack for Hugo Blick’s BBC production An Honourable Woman, currently enjoying a re-run. She has also delivered the music for the final series of Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh, which will be broadcast in May. Earlier she worked with Hans Zimmer and Martin Phipps providing additional music for the Weinstein Company’s Woman In Gold.