Esme Winters - Master Musician of Magic

Had a lot of fun working on this film with director Orlando Cubitt where music is front and central to the story telling. The main theme is a clarinet piece that appears several times throughout the film culminating in a musical duel at the end of the film.  The usual composing process was turned upside down as this piece of music had to be finished before the film started shooting so the actors could learn their parts.

"In a world where music is banned young Esme Winters, aided by best friend Jacob, must search for her missing brother. On the way she is mentored by mysterious music teacher Havisham before facing the evil force that lurks in the woods. " Esme Winters is a retelling of the Pied Piper story and is set in an early twentieth century Britain. It was commissioned by Creative England and Film London. Starring: Clea Martin Terry Diab Nick Finegan Jack Bowley Alfie Manser http://www.orlandocubitt.com/esme-winters-master-musician-of-magic-short-film/ Written, Edited & Directed by Orlando Cubitt Produced by Nell Green & Jacob Swan Hyam Cinematography by Frank Madone Costume design by: Siobhan Harper-Ryan Hair and Makeup by: Helen Beaumont Steadicam: Matt Allsop Gaffer: Matt Markham Focus Puller: Ben Smith 2nd Camera Assistant: Steve Dunn 1st AD: Ty Hack Production Designer: Lucy Gagahan Art Director: Elliot Cooghan Production Manager: Nancy Jiang Script Supervisor: Kyla Simone Bruce H&S: Tony Hatton Sound Recordist: Simon Norman DIT: Alix Milan Production Asst.: Ada Wesolowska Runner: Megan Skender Runner: So Ploy Runner:Ryan Tian Casting Director: Aisha Walters SA casting: Rihannon Mosson Electrician: Jonathan Dew Electrician: Harry Pepper Makeup Trainee: Rebecca Crang Still Photographer: Lara Genovese Sound Trainee: Mike Puttock Stunt Coordinator: Rocky Taylor