Category Archives: James McWilliam

‘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

Talking2Minds (Charity Ad)

Talking2Minds is a charity that helps people with PTSD or severe stress related conditions. For more info visit their website.

Directed by Tom Petch | Music by James McWilliam

Simply Red – ‘Big Love’ (Orchestration by James McWilliam)

Simply Red’s new album ‘Big Love’ is released this week on East West. The album was Produced by Andy Wright and Mick Hucknall. Strings are arranged by Peter Vettese and David Whitaker and orchestrated by James McWilliam.

‘La Tête Haute’ – Opening 68th Cannes Film Festival

‘La Tête Haute’, directed by Emmanuelle Bercot (dist. Wild Bunch), is opening this years Cannes Film Festival on 13th May. Original music for the film was composed by Eric Neveux and orchestrated by James McWilliam.

Read about it: Empire | The Guardian | Variety


Birds – Short Film (Original Music by James McWilliam)

‘Birds’ (2014, Southern Monkey Productions)

Lovely short from last year that was Written, Produced & Directed by Paul Jibson with original music by James McWilliam.


‘The Book Of Life’ – Trailer

20th Century Fox Animation
Release date 17th October (USA)/24th October (UK).
Original score by Gustavo Santaolalla (arr. & lead orchestration by Tim Davies) includes orchestrations by James McWilliam.
Visit the IMDb page for ‘The Book of Life’ here.