Guy Farley

Guy Farley – Composer Profile

Guy Farley photoGuy, 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, contemporary sound design and programming, as well as highly successful collaborations with pop artists and producers.

Guy’s current and most recent scores include two WW2 features: Exodus to Shanghai (Director Anthony Hickox) and additional music for Anthropoid (Director Sean Ellis, starring Jamie Dornan); the feature length documentary A Good American, co-scored with Christopher Slaski; Peter Fudakowski’s (Academy award winner for Tsotsi) film retelling of the Joseph Conrad story The Secret Sharer; the feature thriller Dementamania, and MIRACLE RISING: South Africa; and the music to Bear Grylls’ sold out 2016 arena tour, Endeavour . Guy has also written additional music for Netflix’s The Crown.

Prior to this Guy scored Tula: The Revolt starring Danny Glover, the madcap comedy The Hot Potato starring Ray Winstone, Colm Meaney and Jack Huston, the highly ambitious short film, First Time, and a sumptuous feature length documentary feature for the Qatari Royal Family, Tales of the Golden Age. He also completed work on the features, Maria, directed by Giacomo Campiotti for Lux Vide, Christopher Granier Deferre’s Beast, and the comedy drama If I were You for director Joan Carr-Wiggin.

Guy has also scored I Know You Know for Director Justin Kerrigan, starring Robert Carlyle, Roar, winner of the Grand Prize at the Rhode Island Film Festival 2009, The Flirting Club, a ‘Brit-Flik’ comedy from Director Alex Jovy, 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.

Others projects include three further films by Oscar nominated director Sean Ellis: Metro Manilla, The Broken and Cashback starring Emilia Fox, Knife Edge, for director Anthony Hickox starring Hugh Bonneville, Land of the Blind starring Ralph Fiennes and Donald Sutherland, and Irish Jam a comedy with Eddie Griffin and Anna Friel.

 

…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…

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 

Feature Films
ANTHROPOID
(additional music)
LD Enetrtainment
Director: Sean Ellis
Producer: Chris Curling, Sean Ellis, Leonard Glowinski, Mickey Liddell, Anita Overland, Pete Shilaimon
Starring: Jamie Dorman, Cillian Murphy
EXODUS TO SHANGHAI FashionTV Films
Director: Anthony Hickox
Producer: Michel Adam
A GOOD AMERICANBlue+Green Communication
Director: Friedrich Moser
Producer: Friedrich Moser
FABERGE: A LIFE OF IT’S OWNArts Alliance
Director: Patrick Mark
Producer: Patrick Mark
THE SECRET SHARER Premiere Productions
Diretor: Peter Fudakowski
Producer: Tom Waller
Starring: Jack Laskey, Zhu-Zhu
TULA: THE REVOLTFisheye Feature Films
Director: Jeroen Leinders
Producers: Ronald Nije
Starring: Danny Glover
DEMENTAMANIA Gloucester Place Films
Director: Kit Ryan
Producers: James T Ryan
Starring: Sam Robertson, John Thomson, Kal Penn, Vincent Regan
SECRET SHARERSecret Sharer Prods
Director: Peter Fudakowski
Producers: Tom Waller
Starring: Zhu Zhu, Jack Lhaskey
MARIALux Vide
Director: Giacomo Campiotti
Producers: Luca Bernabei
Starring: Paz Vega
METRO MANILLACinetic Media
Director: Sean Ellis
Producers: Mathilde Charpentier
BEASTPosson Rouge Pictures
Director: Christopher Granier Deferre
Producers: John Schwab
Starring: Jack Fox
THE HOT POTATOuFilm
Director: Tim Lewiston
Producers: Alan Latham
Starring: Ray Winstone, Colm Meaney, Jack Huston, Davis Harewood
IF I WERE YOU Paragraph Pictures
Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin
Producers: David Gordian, Alan Latham
Starring: Marcia Gay Harden, Aidan Quinn.
FIRST TIMEPoisson Rouge Pictures
Director: Adam Wimpenny
Producers: Mark Kinsella, Nick Laurence
TALES OF THE GOLDEN AGEOxford Film & TV
Director: Teresa Griffiths
Producer: Emma Parsons
KNIFE EDGE120DB Films
Director: Anthony Hickox
Producers: Pippa Cross, Janette Day
Starring: Joan Plowright, Hugh Bonneville, Tamsin Egerton
THE FLIRTING CLUB Flirting Club Films
Directors: James Bedford, Alex Jovey
Producers: James Bedford, Alex Jovey
ROAR Wildcard Films
Director: Adam Wimpenny
Producer: Adam Morane Griffiths
BOOK OF BLOOD Matador Pictures
Director: John Harison
Producer: Lauri Apelian, Joe Daley, Micky Macpherson, Jorge Saralegui, Nigel Thomas
I KNOW YOU KNOWThe Film Agency
Director: Justin Kerrigan
Producers: Sally Hibbin, Michael Reuter
Starring: Robert Carlyle
THE FLOCK Bauer Martinez/ Double Nickel Entertainment
Director: Andrew Lau
Producers: Jenette Kahn, Philippe Martinez, Larry Rapaport, Elie Samaha
Cast: Richard Gere, Claire Danes
THE BROKENGaumont International
Director: Sean Ellis
Producer: Lene Bausager
OPERAZIONE PILOTAAlbatross Entertainment
Director: Umberto Marino
Producer: Andrea Purgatori
DOT.COMFado Filmes
Director: Luis Galvao Teles
Producer: Goncalo Galvao Teles
THE MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEYLucky 7 Productions/Bauer Martinez
Director: Bill Clark
Producers: Thomas Mattinson, Alan Latham, Philippe Martinez
Cast: Tom Berenger and Joely Richardson
Nominated Best Film Score (Drama) Goldspirit Awards
Nominated Best New Film Composer Goldspirit Awards
LAND OF THE BLINDLucky 7 Productions/Bauer Martinez
Director: Robert Edwards
Producers: Jon Avnet, Cerise Hallam, Alan Latham, Philippe Martinez
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Donald Sutherland
CASHBACK Ugly Duckling Films/Left Turn Films
Director: Sean Ellis
Producer: Lene Bausager
Cast: Emilia Fox
L'UOMO CHE SOGNAVA CON LE AQUILERAI/Albatross
Director: Vittorio Sindoni
Producers: Alessandro Jacchia, Maurizio Momi
MODIGLIANILucky 7 Productions/Bauer Martinez
Director: Mick Davis
Producers: André Djaoui, Philippe Martinez
Cast: Andy Garcia, Eva Herzigova, Omid Djalili
MOTHER TERESABlue Star Films
Director: Fabrizio Costa
Producers: Luca Bernabei, Pete Maggi
Cast: Olivia Hussey
CITIZEN VERDICTLucky 7 Productions/Bauer Martinez
Director: Philippe Martinez
Producers: Helmut Breuer, Philippe Martinez
Cast: Roy Scheider, Armand Assante
IRISH JAM Hannibal Pictures/Bauer Martinez/Studio 8
Director: John Eyres
Producers: Jamie Brown, Alex Brown, Philippe Martinez
Cast: Anna Friel, Eddie Griffin
HOUSE OF NINELucky 7 Productions/Bauer Martinez
Director: Steven R. Monroe
Producers: Karen A. Hamilton, Philippe Martinez
Cast: Dennis Hopper, Peter Capaldi
POST IMPACT Tandem Productions/RTL
Director: Christoph Schrewe
Producer: Phillip Roth
SUMURU Do Productions/RTL
Director: Darrell James Roodt
Producers: Marlow De Mardt, Brigid Olen
Cast: Alexandra Kamp, Michael Shanks
OUT OF SEASONBauer Martinez
Director: Jevon O'Neill
Producer: Kim Leggatt
Cast: Dennis Hopper
LAST RUNDEJ Productions
Director: Anthony Hickox
Producer: Gábor Varadi
Cast: Armand Assante, Jurgen Prochnow
SORTEDJovy Junior Productions
Director: Alexander Jovy
Producers: Mark Crowdy, Fabrizio Chiesa
Cast: Matthew Rhys, Tim Curry
DARKNESS FALLS Vine International Pictures; Lions Gate Films
Director: Gerry Lively
Producers: Clifford Hadyn-Tovey, Alan Latham
Cast: Ray Winstone
SILENT SCREAMSColumbia Tristar
Director: James D.R. Hickox
Producer: Simon S. Sheen
Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Angie Everhart
Television
THE CROWN (additional music)Netflix
NATURAL HISTORY: GOWING UP WILDBBC Two series
NATURE’S MIRACLE ORPHANSBBC One series
MIRACLE RISING: South AfricaSky/ History Channel
CROWNING ACHIEVEMENTBBC
A Jackie Stewart profile
TWO'S COMPANYAtom Films
(starring Gareth Hunt)
I'D DO ANYTHINGBBC
Series collaborating with Big Brovaz
HIDDEN TREASURESDiscovery
Cairo Museum centenary documentary
THE MONKEY'S PAWBBC
Drama/Thriller
GYPSY GIRLITV
Drama series
KING OF THE PYRAMIDSNational Geographic documentary
ONE WOMAN'S WARNBC
Documentary on the Afghan War
INDIA DIARIESNational Geographic documentary
UNCHARTED AFRICADiscovery series
THE MYSTERIES OF ASIADiscovery series
Advertising Credits
Guy has enjoyed great success scoring commercials for Film and Television broadcast including the Sony Skyfall global Ad campaign 'Cat and Mouse', 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, the incredibly wacky Muller worldwide campaign, and a wonderful re-orchestration of The Pixies hit 'Where Is My Mind' for Thomson Holidays recent European campaign. Others include: Axe (US campaign), CompareTheMarket.com, 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.

Downloads

Guy Farley resumé