Music For Film at Edinburgh Youth Film Festival

We couldn’t have chosen a more atmospheric morning for our recent Music for Film collaboration with the Edinburgh Youth Theatre. Arriving into the space at St John’s Church on the corner of Prince’s Street we were greeted by friendly staff and stunning sights.


The views from each window perfectly set the scene for the creation of the soundtrack to the film ‘Zombified’ which was written by one of their young participants. On one side of the room, we overlooked a misty courtyard with ruined tombstones, and on the other a gothic clocktower – all ideal visual prompts for the immersive, musical experience to follow. Everyone present contributed their ideas to the music and performed together using a variety of Instruments including, Ukulele, Guitar, Percussion and the church’s piano to create the final piece.


In just under two hours, Mike led the group in composing, performing and recording the score for the short film. What a brilliant and inspiring morning!


Shea Martin