ScreamWorks Records once again teams up with The Drift composer James Griffths to present his latest finely tuned chiller score on the Screamworks label. Directed by Richard Rowntree based on his 2015 short film, Dogged is a horror that deals with the sins of the past and their effects on the present. When Sam returns home to the tidal island where he grew up to attend a funeral of a young girl, he soon realizes that the community he had once left has changed considerably. He soon uncovers disturbing secrets about his former home and the seedy underbelly of the small community harbours more than just a few secrets.
“My score for Dogged is very much a homage to the sinister detail that the movie itself presents” reveals composer James Griffiths about his contributions to the film. “The Folk Horror genre thrives by its gripping detail, extended plots and unpredictable sub stories. Musically I have scored to continue this detail, and nothing creates so much exposed detail than a string quartet. The tension and grittiness of their performance acts as its own unique character and I wanted to continue that musical character throughout the score. Combining the quartet with electronics, sound design and gut wrenching vocals presents an audio experience I am proud of composing for this wonderful movie.”
MovieScore Media has previously released the first feature film score of composer James Griffiths; The Drift was a finalist at the Music and Sound Awards 2016, was nominated for The Siren Award for Best Original Composition in a Feature Film and won Best Surprise at the Soundtrack Geek Awards. The first ever CD release of the score by the label expanded the program with Darkwave Edge of The Storm, a sequel set in the same universe. Since then, James has shown his lyrical side in Marianna Dean’s award-winning short film In the Park and collaborated with Frank Ilfman on Trent Haaga’s insane cult film, 68 Kill.
MovieScore Media and its sub-label Screamworks Records have released over 250 soundtrack albums since the launch of the company in 2006. Among the many acclaimed albums in the catalogue are soundtracks for Let the Right One In (Johan Soderqvist), four volumes of TV series Merlin (Rob Lane et al), Centurion (Ilan Eshkeri), A Royal Affair (Cyrille Aufort & Gabriel Yared), Grand Piano (Víctor Reyes) and Stalingrad (Angelo Badalamenti). In its ‘Discovery Collection’, MovieScore Media has released world premiere recordings of scores by esteemed composers such as Michael Kamen, Basil Poledouris, Patrick Doyle, David Shire and Dario Marianelli. Recent projects include Automata (Zacarías M. de la Riva), Coherence (Kristin Øhrn Dyrud) and 13 Sins (Michael Wandmacher).
In 2012, an album released by MovieScore Media’s sub-label Screamworks Records, The Shrine (music by Ryan Shore), was nominated for a Grammy Award in the ‘Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media’ category. MovieScore Media has been nominated to the International Film Music Critics Association Award for ‘Film Music Record Label of the Year’ six years in a row.
MovieScore Media’s CDs are distributed worldwide by Screen Archives Entertainment, except in the UK (RSK Entertainment) and Spain (Resistencia). Albums are available digitally from all major digital platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Google Play and Spotify.
(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) James Griffiths
1 The Dogged Waltz 2:48
2 Home 1:13
3 Islander 2:02
4 Eastpoint 2:18
5 Think, Kite, Think! 1:10
6 Congregate 1:38
7 Doctor Goodman 2:15
8 Quench Not the Spirit 2:17
9 Daniel 1:56
10 Watched 1:34
11 The Woodsman and the Rope 1:37 12 The Chase of the Fox 3:05
13 The Renville Cottage, Pt. 1 2:56
14 Displeasure 4:29
15 He’s a Vagrant 2:52
16 Merideth 2:48
17 The Renville Cottage, Pt. 2 1:38
18 The Woodsman’s Shack 3:40
19 Cult, Pt. 1 2:26
20 Cult, Pt. 2 2:19
21 Sparrow 1:51
22 Bad Majik 3:04
23 The Truth 3:02
24 The Church Bells 4:44
25 The Dog That Chases the Sparrow 2:43 26 Megan 4:58
27 I Am Your Saviour 4:50
28 Dogged Finale 5:03
29 The Dogged Waltz (Reprise) 1:00