Dublin based composer Ian Smyth’s latest feature is Rewind (2010) directed by PJ Dillon for Carbon Films. It stars Amy Huberman who won the IFTA Best Actress Award for her performance and Ian’s score was also critically acclaimed by many of the reviewers. The score also featured a song co-written with Thomas Walsh, one half of Duckworth Lewis Method.
He has composed an orchestral score for director Richie Smyth’s The Mulbury Project (2012), a sci-fi horror feature set in the near future, produced by Northern Ireland’s Heaven’s Gate Films.
He recently completed work on Ian Thuillier’s Driven (2013), a short for Kennedy Films. His other shorts include The Wonderful Story of Kelvin Kind (2005) for director Ian Power and Fastnet Films; Man of Fire (2004), directed by Keiron J. Walsh; Neurotica (2004) for Three Forks Productions and director Roger Rawlings; and Screwed directed by Colm Balread. (2003)
His many television credits include Seacht (2008), the first Irish language drama for the BBC directed by Rob Quinn for Tyrone Productions; the animated children’s series Schrödinger’s Cat (2007), directed by Nuala Cunningham for RTE; and two seasons of the science series Investigators (2008/09)for Decade Film/RTE.
His first composing break came with commercials and he quickly became the top choice for many production companies and directors for the variety of styles he was able to perfect. To date he has more than 300 commercials to his credit including major campaigns for Liberty Insurance, Irish Life, Mangers, Texaco, National Lottery, Lyons Tea and more.
Title Prod. Co Producer Director_Rewind 2010 Carboon Alex Jones/John Wallace P.J Dillon
Mulbury Project (2012) Heaven’s Gate Martin Brennan Richie Smyth
Wonderful Story Fastnet Films Macdara Kelleher Ian Power_of Kelvin Kind (2005)
Man of Fire (2004) Samson Films Martina Milland Kieron J.Walsh
Seacht (2008) Tyrone Productions Colin O’Donnell Rob Quinn
Schrodingers Cat (2007 ) Decade Films Nuala Cunningham Ciaran O’Connor__Investigators (2008) Decade Films Nuala Cunningham Ciaran O’Connor
Driven (2013) Kennedy Films Kathryn Kennedy Ian Thuillier
The Anarchic _Hand Affair (2006) Rocket Productions Eoghan Ryan Des Mullin