Vincent Watts


Film Soundtracks: Composer and Sound Designer

Mark

Heart Transplant: A Chance To Live (BBC2) ︎Watch ︎Listen 
Highly acclaimed feature documentary, Director James Newton, Composer Vincent Watts.

A year in the lives of 7 people in desperate need of a new heart and the surgeons using cutting edge technology to save them.  
  An emotively powerful film that required an equally strong musical score to empathise with the situations and characters involved.


‘Best Specialist Factual Programme’ Award Nominee Broadcast Awards 2019
“There will be few more moving and astonishing programmes on TV this year” The Guardian
“Profoundly moving” The Times
God’s Own Country (Samuel Goldwyn Films) ︎Watch
Multi-award winning feature drama starring Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu, Director Francis Lee, Sound Supervisor and Re-recording Mixer Vincent Watts.

Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer John Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.


‘Outstanding British film of the year’ Award Nominee BAFTA Film Awards 2018
‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Sound’ Award Winner BIFA 2017 
“One of the most assured British debuts of recent years” Sight & Sound

Fashionista ︎Watch 
Psychological thriller starring Amanda Fuller, Director Simon Rumley, Sound Designer Vincent Watts.

April co-owns a Vintage shop in Austin with her husband Eric. When she discovers Eric is having an affair, she hooks up with and starts to fall, for a mysterious pick-up from a bar, Randall, but he turns out to be way more dangerous than she bargained for - and as her life spirals out of control, so does her addictive reliance on clothes to support her.  
  The sound design I created plays a big part in setting up the tension for events that unfold in this psychological thriller.


“Stylish and creepy, Rumley’s best film to date” The Hollywood Reporter
‘Best Director’ Award Winner Fightfest 2017 
Crooked House (Sony Pictures) ︎Watch
Agatha Christie feature drama starring Glenn Close, Christina Hendricks, Terence Stamp, Gillian Anderson and Julian Sands, Director Gilles Paquet-Brenner, Music Editor Vincent Watts. 

In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets.  
  Responsible for all music in the final mix sessions I was also required to edit a recording of Tchaikovsky’s 1st Piano Concerto to  fit a scene in the film.

The School In The Cloud ︎Watch ︎Listen Feature documentary, director Jerry Rothwell, Composer Vincent Watts.

The School In The Cloud tells the story of TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra through the eyes of children in a remote Indian village whose lives are being transformed by his ideas.   It is framed by the development of Mitra's latest and most ambitious project, the 'School in the Cloud' – and asks the question 'What kind of education do children need in the modern world?'

Official Selection CPH:DOX 2018


Crowhurst (Studiocanal) ︎Watch 
Feature drama, Director Simon Rumley, Sound Designer Vincent Watts.

1968: An inexperienced sailor enters a round the world race which he fears he won't be able to complete yet alone win. In order to save his dignity, he decides to cheat to come last but things don't go according to plan.  
  The sound design plays a key role in expressing Crowhurst’s descent into mental illness.


“Hallucinatory... unnerving... intense...” Screen International
“Glorious... a timely, tragic myth” Sight & Sound
XV: Beyond The Tryline (Universal Pictures) ︎Watch ︎Listen
Feature documentary, Director Pierre Deschamps,  Composer Vincent Watts.

XV Beyond The Tryline takes you behind the scenes to understand what the sport of Rugby means to everyone who touches the game.  With the backdrop and access point of the Rugby World Cup, it's a unique look at the big sport that's built around a big family of characters; from player, coach, referee, fan, groundsman, physio, parent, and even a Prince.  With captivating and rare insight from the likes of Prince Harry, Jonny Wilkinson, Dan Carter and Eddie Jones.

Fear Of 13 (BBC Storyville) ︎Watch
Feature documentary, Director David Sington, Sound Designer Vincent Watts. 

After more than 20 years on death row, a convicted murderer petitions the court asking to be executed. But as he tells his story, it gradually becomes clear that nothing is quite what it seems.  
  The narrative of this film is frequently expressed through the sound design, akin to a radio play, with the visual language being kept to a more abstract style.


“Gripping” Empire
“A haunting exercise in storytelling” Total Film


How To Change The World ︎Watch ︎Listen
Multi-award winning feature documentary, Director Jerry Rothwell, Sound Designer & Composer (additional music) Vincent Watts

In 1971 a small group of activists set sail from Vancouver, Canada in an old fishing boat. Their mission was to stop Nixon's atomic test bomb in Amchitka, Alaska. Chronicling this untold story at the birth of the modern environmental movement and with access to dramatic archive footage unseen for over 40 years, the film centres on eco-hero Robert Hunter and his part in the creation of the global organization we now know as Greenpeace.
  The music I wrote for the ‘whaleboat confrontation’ scene, recorded by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, creates an appropriate atmosphere of tension and anxiety.


‘Best Documentary’ Award Winner Grierson 2016
‘Grand Jury Prize’ Award Nominee Sundance 2015

Janapar ︎Watch ︎Listen
Feature documentary, Director James Newton, Composer Vincent Watts

Award-winning feature documentary following one man’s life-changing journey around the world, and the love story that unfolds when he stumbles upon an Iranian-Armenian girl along the way. Made from more than 300 hours of footage filmed in 32 countries.  
  A poweful score that fuses Western and Middle-Eastern styles equal to the epic story that unfolds.


Official Selection Raindance 2012 

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Mark