Directed by Stevie Russell - Sonny London - 2013

Composition/sound design.

This is a very powerful and immediate piece for Fire Safety UK. Finding the right mood for this was crucial. The young child actor's delivery is spot-on and I was very conscious from the start of letting his tone guide us throughout. 

For this score, I chose to use only a piano sound, with a long and ghostly reverb, to permeate the child's delivery with a certain amount of sensitivity. Similar to some of my other projects, I let the dialogue guide me somewhat, taking cues from the lines themselves. I spent a large deal of time finding the perfect chord progression, again airing on the side of subtlety. 

For the end 'reveal', again, I wanted to just create an extremely subtle sense of unease, and for this I used a dissonant flute sound.