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Guy Farley, who works out of Sphere Studios, a state of the art recording complex in Battersea, emerged onto the international film scene as one of Europe’s leading composers. His style is warm, melodic and distinctive, however it is the variety of his film scores that sets him apart from his contemporaries; his music includes sweeping orchestral scores, world music (Indian, African and Asian), contemporary sound design and programming, as well as highly successful collaborations with pop artists and producers. Guy scored Tula: The Revolt, which tells the incredible story of the slave uprising on the island of Curacao in 1795 starring Danny Glover, and the madcap comedy The Hot Potato starring Ray Winstone, Colm Meaney and Jack Huston, as well as the comedy drama If I were You for director Joan Carr-Wiggin, the highly ambitious short film, First Time, and a sumptuous feature length documentary feature for the Qatari Royal Family, Tales of the Golden Age. Of late he also completed work on the features, Maria, directed by Giacomo Campiotti for Lux Vide, Sean Ellis's Metro Manilla, and Christopher Granier Deferre's, Beast. He is currently scoring the feature thriller Dementamania and the romantic feature Secret Sharer (Starring Cloud Atlas’s Zhu Zhu and Hatfields & McCoys Jack Laskey), having just scored MIRACLE RISING: South Africa, a wonderfully thought provoking film which tells the story of South Africa’s amazing journey from apartheid to democracy against the backdrop of the 23rd anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison.

Guy scored I Know You Know for Director Justin Kerrigan and starring Robert Carlyle, as well as Roar, an award winning feature having been awarded the Grand Prize at the Rhode Island Film Festival 2009, and The Flirting Club, a 'Brit-Flik' comedy from Director Alex Jovy. Guy scored the US feature, The Flock starring Richard Gere and Claire Danes, The Christmas Miracle Of Jonathan Toomey starring Joely Richardson and Tom Berenger, and Dot.Com for Fado Films, as well as Operazione Pilota, an Italian feature. He scored The Broken, filmed in London by Oscar nominated director Sean Ellis, and Knife Edge, for director Anthony Hickox, producers Janette Day and Pippa Cross, and starring Hugh Bonneville. He produced a deeply affecting score for the horror feature Book Of Blood for Matador Pictures. Guy also scored four feature films in one year, and two further scores appeared on commercial soundtracks, Modigliani and Mother Theresa of Calcutta. Guy’s work is also to be heard on Sean Ellis’ directorial debut, Cashback, starring Emilia Fox, and the 2 part Italian film L’Uomo che Sognava con Le Aquila, directed by Vittorio Sindoni. He also scored Land of the Blind starring Ralph Fiennes and Donald Sutherland, and Irish Jam a comedy with Eddie Griffin and Anna Friel.

Guy has to date had nine film score soundtracks released as well as enjoying great success scoring commercials for Film and Television broadcast including worldwide campaigns for Muller, Thomson Holidays, Carling, Tetleys, Compare the M(arket)eerkat(!), AXE and Warburtons to name a few. Guy’s advertising credits include, most recently, the Sony Skyfall global Ad campaign 'Cat and Mouse' and the new Virgin Atlantic 2013 global campaign 'Flying in the face of Ordinary', an epic re-imagining of Jerry Goldsmith's theme to 'Air Force One' for Warburtons, as well as the incredibly wacky Muller worldwide campaign, and a wonderful re-orchestration of The Pixies hit 'Where Is My Mind' for Thomson Holidays' most recent European campaign. As well as Axe (US campaign),, M&S, Carling, Lloyds TSB with Michael Nyman, Cancer Research, NSPCC, Gordon’s Gin, Lynx, Galaxy, Bratz 'Passion for Fashion’, Cable & Wireless, Motorola, the Central Office of Information, Compaq and Fifa .


" ....GUY FARLEY is one of the most promising up and coming composers right now. In my opinion, his melodically sensitive and masterfully orchestrated score for Modigliani was one of the five best film scores all categories last year. It has now been released by Milan Records in France…..

Scoring an action flick might not be the most hip thing you can do, but some of the music Farley wrote last year ranks among some of the best score written for any film. And although its action score, melody is the main asset – this is actually the case with all of the Guy Farley works I’ve heard. For one piece in particular, Farley treated his terrific main theme in a restrained, elegant and unexpectedly beautiful way with piano, strings and solo female voice.

Showing a great talent for melody and thematic writing that evokes warm memories of the French master Georges Delerue, Guy Farley will definitely be one of film music stars of tomorrow. He has recently scored the political drama Land of the Blind starring Ralph Fiennes and Donald Sutherland. Stay tuned for more Guy Farley news as we will keep a very attentive eye on this amazing talent!

Mikael Carlsson
(News Editor & Chief Correspondent) Music from the Movies. June 2005

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