Category Archives: James McWilliam

London Symphony Film on BFI Player (Score by James McWilliam)

London Symphony, a silent city symphony for the UK capital from director Alex Barrett that features a score by James McWilliam , is now available on BFI Player and is Mark Kermode’s pick of the week.

Watch Mark Kermode’s intro for “London Symphony” below and stream the film on demand via BFI Player here.

Read more about it:

FilmJuice – ★★★★★ review by Samuel Love.
Shadows on the Wall – ★★★★★ review by Rich Cline.
ithankyou – ★★★★★ review by Paul Joyce.
CineVue – ★★★★ review by Jamie Neish.
CineVue – ★★★★ review by Tom Duggins [Film of the Week].
Little White Lies – ★★★★ review by David Jenkins.
One Room With A View – ★★★★ review by Rachel Brook.
Total Film – ★★★★ review by Neil Smith.
Filmuforia – ★★★★ review by Filmuforia.
Electric Ghost – ★★★★ review by David Hughes.
Movies1 – ★★★★ review by Marianne Gray.
Dirty Movies – ★★★★ review by Alasdair Bayman.

“Feral Families” TV (C4) / Music by James McWilliam

“Feral Families” (Optomen TV) is having its first broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK at 9pm on 26 October 2017. Read more about it @ The Arts Desk | The Guardian | The Sun | The Telegraph | Channel 4.

Stream on demand from All 4 here.

Director: Lucy Wilcox
Production Company: Optomen
Music: James McWilliam

“London Symphony” Edinburgh Film Fest Premiere


“London Symphony” just premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017 which is running 21 June to 1 July (link).

Official “London Symphony” Film site here
Read a review on CineVue here
Director – Alex Barrett | Music – James McWilliam

James McWilliam – Black Water (Out Now)

New single by James McWilliam.
Released 14 October 2016 on Grandpa Stan Ltd.

About: A gorgeously brooding orchestral work, ‘Black Water’ was recorded in a former communist radio station in Eastern Europe and mixed in an ex liquorice all sorts factory in East London.
Read more about it: Independent Clauses.

In The Round Film/TV special ft. SkinnerBros & James McWilliam

Our very own Adam and Dan Skinner (aka SkinnerBrosMusic) and James McWilliam will be sharing insights and answering questions @In The Round’s Film & TV special @The Hospital Club on 30 November 2015.

Doors open at 7pm and the event kicks off at 8pm. Email intheroundlondon@live.com for guest list.

‘Crimson Peak’


Guillermo del Toro’s gothic horror starring Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Tom Hiddleston.

Music – Fernando Velázquez | Orchestration – Jeremy Levy
Conducting – James McWilliam