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Maiden

Maiden is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Tracy’s dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her. But Tracy refused to give up: she re-mortgaged her home and bought a second-hand boat, putting everything on the line to enter the race.

With the support of her remarkable crew she went on to shock the sport and prove that women are the equal of men.

1 x 90′ feature documentary
New Black Films for Sony Pictures – 2019

Directed by Alex Holmes

Chuck Norris vs Communism

In 1980’s Romania, thousands of Western films smashed through the Iron Curtain opening a window into the free world for those who dared to look. A black-market VHS racketeer and a courageous female translator brought the magic of film to the people and sparked a revolution. Discover the magic of film and the power it has to change lives.

1 x 90′ documentary feature film
Vernon Films/Passion Pictures for Netflix – 2015

Directed by Ilinca Calugareanu
Produced by Mara Adina
Executive Producers – John Battsek, Nicole Stott, Brett Ratner

Score performed by the Brasov Philharmonic
Orchestrated by Tom Kilworth
Score mixed by Joe Rubel

Soundtrack available on iTunes, film available on Netflix

One Deadly Weekend in America

A feature-length documentary about a perfectly average summer weekend in 2015 when 87 people across the USA were killed in incidences of gun violence. From South Central Los Angeles to South Caroline, the film tells the stories of seven young lives cut short by shootings and explores America’s troubling relationship with guns.

One Deadly Weekend in America is not an easy watch, but it serves three main purposes: it’s a wonderful tribute to the victims; it’s a searing indictment of their deaths; and it’s a beautifully made documentary. You get the sense that some of these killings happened out of the blue, some had a creeping inevitability and every single one was preventable. One Deadly Weekend in America is possibly the best thing you will only ever watch once.” 
The Guardian

1 x 90′ feature documentary
Voltage TV for BBC3 – 2017

Directed by Ursula Macfarlane

American Blackout

American Blackout imagines the story of a national power failure in the United States caused by a cyberattack, told in real time, over ten days, by those who kept recording using cameras and phones.

1 x 90′ drama
RAW for National Geographic – 2013

Director – Jonathan Rudd
Executive Producers – Bart Layton, Dimitri Doganis, Richard Bond
Score Mixer – Richard Aitken

Soundtrack available on iTunes

Miami Mega Jail

Louis spends time in one of the most notorious sections of Miami County Jail: the fifth & sixth floor of ‘main jail’ a vast holding pen for the un-convicted where most inmates are awaiting trial.

2 x 60′ documentary
BBC for BBC2 – 2011

Directed by Emma Cooper

Available on Netflix

Saved

Would you risk your life to save a stranger? Saved is a four-part drama-documentary series telling the true stories of Britons who were rescued from life threatening situations by a complete stranger.

4 x 60′ drama-documentary
The Garden for ITV – 2016

Directed by Jonathan Rudd
Produced by David Wise

Strings performed by Peter Gregson, Laurie Gregson, Kate Robinson, Simon Hewitt Jones, and Adam Wynter
Recorded at Script Studios, Kings Cross
Score engineered, recorded and mixed by Joe Rubel

Soundtrack available on iTunes

UKTV ‘Chutney’

‘Chutney’ – TV Commercial for the launch of UKTV’s Blighty Channel

2 x 30″ TV Commercials
Red Bee Media for UKTV – 2009

Directed by Nick Meikle

Co-composition with Ali Kember