The Music of Nicky Hind
 
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  A selection of clips from films I have composed music for. Additional clips demonstrating my work are available upon request.
 
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The Far Field


Director
Genre
Duration
Year
John Slattery, ZWEEN
Drama
60 minutes
2022

Film Description

At 90, Seamus Molloy's only companions are the cats he chases away, a neighbor's dog that frightens him and the clock ticking on the wall. The only disruptions from loneliness are the ping-pong balls, rocks and hens chucked through his window. (Apparently) he has two granddaughters who deposit mail, food or messages. Then, after 60-years absence, a letter arrives from the past. This time his life could be disrupted; permanently.

Creating the Music

John Slattery, the director, had clear ideas about what he wanted for the music, a lot of which was to appear diegetically in the film, such as being played on a car radio, and on a kid's boom-box. We also wanted it to have a quirky character, that portrays Seamus as a sprightly old man. Other music was tightly coordinated with the dynamics of a scene.

Screenings

Screenings so far have included the following festivals:
  • Biografilm Festival, Bologna, Italy
  • Irish Premiere: IndieCork, Cork, Ireland
  • Australian Film Festival, Sydney
  • Irish Film Festival Chicago
  • Festival Internacional de las Artes Cinematograficas de San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
  • Oaxaca Film Festival Oaxaca, Mexico
 
 
 
 
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Bookends


Director
Genre
Duration
Year
Elizabeth Thompson
Documentary
14 minutes
1994

Film Description

A portrait of an elderly black lady who spends her days looking after the unwanted babies of drug-addicted teen mothers.

Creating the Music

The music was intended to underpin the emotional and human aspects of the protagonist's journey, including the loneliness of her life and the solace she found in nurturing babies.

Accolades

Bookends was awarded the Jurorsí Choice Award from Black Maria Film Festival and Honorable Mention from the International Documentary Association. And also won 16 international awards, including a coveted Cine Eagle.
 
 
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Out of My Mind


Director
Genre
Duration
Year
Katie Cadigan
Documentary
28 minutes
1995

Film Description

Out of My Mind is a portrait of the director's brother, John Cadigan, undergoing a psychotic breakdown. The film documents his descent into a mental abyss, and the family's efforts to find help and healing for his schizophrenia.
 
 
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