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Stephen Daltry: Biography

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My experience studying composing at the National Film & TV School, Beaconsfield, 1990-1994, was really valuable to me, and director Simon Everson got me my first job on a BBC documentary for the 'Picture This' strand called 'Not Waving but Drowning' about the work of a river policeman.  I used a mixture of sampled sounds and woodwind, cello and violin, to give the atmosphere of the River Thames.

I have had the privilege of working with some excellent directors -  Tony Fisher, Ann Hawker, Andy Heathcote, Stephen Macmillan, Niek Koppen, Ake Sesake, Mina Courtauld, Tania Diez,   Mika Kallwass,  Mike Beckham,  and many more. 

I have scored the films of directors Andy Heathcote and Heike Bachelier, most recently on their Sundance Film Festival documentary hit 'The Moo Man', on dairy farmer Stephen Hook.   It has enjoyed UK regional cinema distribution and glowing reviews.  The track playing on this page is from the end of 'The Moo Man'.

I scored some of the music for BBC4's: 'The World's First Computer' - a documentary on the Antikythera Mechanism by director Mike Beckham and producer Tony Freeth, An Images First production. This was nominated for the Grierson Award.   Below are a list of some of the programmes I have scored, including 1999 Cultural Prix Italia winner 'The Hunt', (BBC/ZDF), directed by Niek Koppen for Ryninks Films.

 

 

 TOO SCARED FOR SCHOOL:  Granada Bristol. Produced and directed by Ann Hawker. Broadcast ITV ‘Real Life’ series.

BATTLE FOR THE PLANET  - 4-part Discovery Series. Executive Producer, David Shulman. Ryninks Films, Amsterdam

THE  REAL CATHERINE COOKSON - CH4. Director Ann Hawker, a Yorkshire TV production.

 WRITTEN IN THE WIND - AL-JAZEERA Children's Channel.  Director Francesca  Phillips.  A documentary about the whistling language of La Gomera. Broadcast 17th April 2009.

TWO LOVES - 2000 - BBC and ZDF - Ryninks Films - Jacqueline van Vugt

CHILDREN OF THE IRON LUNG - 2000 - CH4 Director Ann Hawker. Granada.

DIANA: THE PARIS CRASH 1999 - ITV Fulcrum Productions. Dir. Paul Oramland

SNOOPERS : CH4 Director Laura Granditer - Cats Eye 1999 

DIANA: SECRETS BEHIND THE CRASH 1998 - ITV Director Laura Granditer. Fulcrum Productions.

THE HUNT - TV version for BBC’s Under The Sun series 1997 Ryninks Films. Director Niek Koppen. Cultural Prix Italia Winner.

                                        CINEMA :  music composed

LEIF LETZEBUERGER (CHARLOTTE: A ROYAL AT WAR) 2008 Luxembourg, Cinema Utopolis & Bafta Screening. Feature documentary on Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg. Director Ray Tostevin, Grace Productions.

 THE LOST WORLD OF MR HARDY 2008 Trufflepig Films. Feature documentary on the Hardy fishing tackle firm. Directors Andrew Heathcote and Heike Bachelier.

THE CHEF'S LETTER 2008  Sybil H Mair.  Starring Jonathan Firth. Awarded Jury Choice Silver Medal for Excellence, Best Impact of Music in a Short Film. 2009 Park City Film Music Festival.

HONEY & STING 2006 Sybil H Mair Lantern Films (20mins). Best Impact of Music in a Short Film, 2007 Park City Film Music Festival.  

PERFECT DAY 2005 Jack Russell Productions Director Andrea Wallace Grant. 35mm short (15mins)

THE TROUBLE WITH MEN AND WOMEN 2003 S Films Director Tony Fisher. Feature film. Producer Chris Simons. Co-composer credit.

ODOUR OF CHRYSANTHEMUMS - 2002 - Jack Russell Productions. Dir Mark Partridge - 1st Prize Milan Film Festival.

                                           CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL

 

CORPORATE CLIENTS :  Hurley Palmer Flatt, Demaine Associates, London Business School, Securicor, General Electric, Apsley Paper Mill.

BROADCAST COMMERCIALS  :  DAILY TELEGRAPH TREASURE QUEST ; Director Andrea Wallace-Grant

SCORES FOR TRIAL COMMERCIALS :  Special K, Ponds Cream, K Cider ; Director Andrea Wallace-Grant

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