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Gavin Friday scores Blood Rising Documentary


Update Feb 10, 2014:
Artist, Brian Maguire; Director, Mark Mc Loughlin and Director of Frontline Defenders, Mary Lawlor will present a screening of “Blood Rising”, in the European Parliament on Tuesday 11th of February. This is the first step in an international human rights campaign to bring attention to the hundreds of uninvestigated murders of young woman in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

View the Blood Rising promo here >>

Blood Rising, the documentary film featuring artist Brian Maguire, directed by Mark McLoughlin and scored by Gavin Friday premiered at the Savoy Cinema Dublin, the closing weekend of the Jameson Dublin Film Festival, on Sunday 24 February.

The original score for Blood Rising was written, arranged and produced by Gavin Friday, performed by Kate Ellis (cello) and Robson Rocha (guitars) and mixed by Michael Heffernan.

Irish President Michael D. Higgins and the cast as well as Mexican human rights defender Elia Escobedo Garcia from the film ‘Blood Rising’ attended the screening of the documentary which follows Irish artist Brian Maguire’s work with femicide victims in Mexico.

Gavin Friday composes music for Anton Corbijn documentary

Anton Corbijn Inside Out

Gavin Friday has composed music for a new documentary about Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn by director Klaartje Quirijns.

“Anton Corbijn Inside Out” is an intimate and revealing portrait of an influential artist and the result of almost four years of filming by Quirijns. The documentary features appearances by many of the artists Corbijn has worked with including Lou Reed, George Clooney, U2, Metallica and Depeche Mode.

Quirijns calls Corbijn “the kingmaker of the modern gods, the way he has defined the image of the likes of U2 and Depeche Mode and has given them the face that the public has come to know.”

The score for “Anton Corbijn Inside Out” was composed by by Gavin Friday, with Jolyon Vaughan Thomas and additional composition by Herbie Macken. Quirijns and Corbijn had approached Gavin when he played at the Crossing Border festival in The Hague late 2011 to request his involvement:

Gavin Friday and Cillian Murphy: Breakfast on Pluto stills

Pictures of Gavin Friday, Cillian Murphy and the cast of Neil Jordan’s Breakfast on Pluto. Stills taken on set.







Breakfast on Pluto – trailer

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“Set in the 1970′s, Breakfast on Pluto follows the exploits of Patrick Braden, an endearing, but deceptively tough young man. Abandoned as a baby in his small Irish hometown and aware from a very early age that he is different, Patrick survives this harsh environment with the aid of his wit and charm, plus a sweet refusal to let anyone and anything change who he is.”

Breakfast on Pluto (2004) on DVD

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