‘Far Away’ film

Far Away film‘Far Away’ is a short film written, directed and produced by James Battrick of ‘A Stamp of Approval Pictures’, a film production company based in Cardiff.

‘Far Away’ is the story of Alex Beck, a young man who travels for three days across mountains, fields and forests in order to replicate a similar adventure his deceased mother had completed 20 years prior, where he goes to say his final goodbyes. On his journey he faces both physical and emotional challenges that will ultimately change who he is forever. (Alex Beck is played by James Battrick).

I composed the music soundtrack in January 2015 following the completion of the footage in late 2014. It was my first opportunity to write a full soundtrack to a short film and it was a great first project to work on because it allowed me the freedom to be creative with the resources I had available. With beautiful visual shots and clever camerawork of the mountains, fields and forests in the Brecon Beacons in West Wales and around Mountain Ash in Pontypridd, the music adds much needed sonic depth that captures emotions throughout the story. I really enjoyed working on this project and look forward to doing more in the future.

A collection of pictures taken on shoots can be seen on: Southway Film Fest – ‘Far Away’.

Film Awards:

– Best Sound – Oxford Brookes University Film Festival

– Best Editing – Oxford Brookes University Film Festival

– It is in the ‘Official Selection for the Iron Pointe Film Festival 2015’.

See full short film on the link below.

‘Far Away’ film

(soon to be available for everyone to watch)

List of pieces:

Main Theme

Flashback Scene

Lost with Map Scene

Almost There Scene

Final Scene into Credits

All Music by Oliver Daniel Nicholls 2015
(Classical Guitar performed by William Knight)


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