Giles Packham was commissioned to compose the score and sound design for Paperman, a short film funded by RTE, the Irish Film Board and the Arts Council under the Frameworks scheme. The short was directed and produced by Richard Kelly of Prickly Pear Productions.
The quirky short tells the story of a lone man's quest to find his true love in a busy paper metropolis. The short has won many awards including best short animation at the Canadian Film festival and has been screened at over forty international festivals.
With no dialogue in the film the ethereal score and sound design by Giles takes centre stage.
Children of the Revolution, Feature Documentary, WDR
Giles Packham composed the score for the feature documentary Children of the Revolution, directed by Shane O’Sullivan. Part of that score is used for this trailer.
The documentary focuses on the mythology surrounding the two most famous female revolutionaries of the 1900’s - Ulrike Meinhof of the German Red Army Faction and Fusako Shigenobu of the Japanese Red Army. The film reveal a nuanced picture of the two women through detailed interviews with their daughters, rare archive footage and witness testimony.
Shot in Tokyo, Beirut, Jordan and Germany the film was funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board (IFB), WDR and MEDIA. The film premiered at the prestigious International Documentary Festival Amsterdam and has been receiving critical acclaim since.
The score was heavily influence by Krautrock, a rock and electonic music genre that originated in Germany in the 1960s.
Giles Packham wrote the score for Outcast, a supernatural thriller starring James Nesbit and Kate Dickie, directed by Colm McCarthy (Ripper Street, The Tudors and Murphy's Law).
The edgy film set in high-rise flats in Edinburgh tells the tale of Petronella and Fergal, her mysterious Irish boyfriend. As their doomed relationship plays out, a Beast stalks the estate, killing locals, working its way towards the protagonists. Meanwhile Cathal and Liam, two mysterious men from Ireland use Celtic ritual and magic on a blood hunt to track Fergal down.
The film premiered in March 2010 as part of the South by Southwest Festival. It was also screened at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and received a UK release later that year.
Score for the film blended traditional horror orchestration with elements of punk rock and electronic music to reflect the edgy urban setting.