ARTIK – Corey Wallace

Artik (dir. Tom Botchii Skowronski) is a horror film from 2019 that centres around a serial killer (Artik) who has a torture chamber in his barn and where he brutally tortures random victims. He’s trying to get his son involved in his ‘work’ but his son befriends a mysterious loner and their friendship threatens to…

SWEET POTATOES – Jesper Ankarfeldt

Sweet Potatoes is a Mexican short film, directed by Rommel Villa, that is based on the life of Luis E. Miramontes, a Mexican chemist best known for his contribution to the synthesis of the main hormone used in early oral contraceptives. The score is written by US-based Danish composer Jesper Ankarfeldt, whose recent projects include…

THE FLYING GOLD OF ARABUKO – Madison Willing

The Flying Gold of Arabuko (2020) is a short film whose subject focuses on butterfly farming in the Arabuko Sokoke forest of Kenya. Directed by John Davies, a student at the UK’s National Film and Television School, the BAFTA-nominated film follows butterfly catchers and farmers working as part of a project that promotes a link…

CREATORS: THE PAST – Piergiuseppe Zaia

An English language Italian fantasy from co-writer/director/actor/composer Piergiuseppe Zaia, Creators: The Past is the first instalment in a proposed trilogy that tells the story of eight gods – The Creators – who rule the universe and who each govern their own planet, one of which is Earth. But an object that contains the entire history…

DARK SIDE OF THE RING – Wade MacNeil & Andrew Gordon MacPherson

Dark Side of the Ring is a TV documentary series produced by American cable channel Vice on TV that first aired in 2019. The subject of the show is professional wrestling and each episode revisits some of the sport’s most notable stories. Part nostalgia trip, part investigative documentary and part tabloid exposé, the series is…

45 SANİYE – Emre Zeytinci

A Turkish short 30-minute documentary that tells the story of two women still struggling with their lives after the massive earthquake that struck Turkey on the 17th August 1999, 45 Saniye (45 Seconds) follows the women who have one thing in common: they lost children that survived the initial natural disaster. Director Berk Erözer focuses…

THE FORGOTTEN FRONT: THE RESISTANCE IN BOLOGNA – Marco Pedrazzi

“The Forgotten Front” is an expression used by the New York Times in 1944 to describe how the Allies advance in Italy was halted for many months, leaving the local Resistance to fight Nazi troops. The Forgotten Front: The Resistance in Bologna (produced by Paolo Soglia and Lorenzo K. Stranzani) is an Italian documentary that…

2019 Reel Music Awards – The Winners

2019 Reel Music Awards MARCH 23, 2020 — The Reel Music Awards is an attempt to recognise and highlight some of the memorable music written for areas of media such as film, television and video games. 2019 was typical of other years in that I thought that there were many highlights and surprises along with…

2019 Reel Music Awards – The Nominations

2019 Reel Music Awards – The Nominations At last I am now able to announce what I think are some of the highlight scores of 2019. As with most years it has been a mixed bag in terms of listening enjoyment but there has been plenty to enjoy. As always, it has been difficult to…