String Quartet required for Film Score Recording – Manchester

Sale, Manchester
Contract type
801 days ago


Chris Lane Productions and Zero Facility Films require a string quartet to perform the score for a short drama.

Directed by Mat Johns and produced by Chris Lane, ‘Radio Silence’ is a zombie film with barely any zombies in it. It is a sad profile of what an isolated person might go through at the end of the world.

The film is nearly at picture lock and we are now looking for a string quartet (Cello, Viola, 1st Violin, 2nd Violin) to record the score with our talented composer William Morris.

The screenplay is written by Dean Lines and Ray Bogdanovich. In 2009 Dean and Ray were finalists in the Virgin Media Shorts competition with their short film, 'Three Little Words'.

Mat’s film ‘Kiss’ is currently on the festival circuit and has been selected for a host of film festivals, including the prestigious London Short Film Festival. Mat recently won best director for ‘Kiss’ at the Newport International Film Festival.


In a not-too-distant future, the world has fallen apart. An endless torrent of cannibalistic corpses now roam the streets in search of living flesh. Are there any survivors? We only know of one – Elaine. She has barricaded herself in her family home, where she once lived with a husband and daughter.

Months after this cataclysmic event changed the world forever, she struggles to find a voice in the silence using an old CB radio. She broadcasts for one hour per day and listens for five, all in the hope of contacting someone… anyone.

Her days are rigorously structured to maintain some semblance of normalcy – wake up at 5am, exercise, clean, eat, monitor the radio, sleep, repeat…

Months fall off the calendar and coping with her isolation and the loss of her family steadily takes its toll. Her mental and physical health wane, she becomes the skeleton of the person she once was. But one day, after months of silence, there is a voice on the other end of the radio… could this be her salvation?

Additional Details

If we think you are suitable for the role, we will contact you before Sunday, 10 March 2013.

Recording will take place in the latter half of March 2013 at NoiseBoy Recording Studios (in Salford) and over the course of two recording days, each 6-8 hours. Ideally you will be based in Manchester.

Role is unpaid but travel expenses will be paid upon receipt of bus/train/tram tickets as proof of purchase. Food and drink will also be provided.

In addition to the above, promotional video and behind the scenes stills will be taken on the day and hi-res copies will be provided to the quartet should they want to use them for their own promotion.

This short will be entered into several major short film festivals.

Please submit by forwarding your contact number, samples of your work and anything else relevant.

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday 6th March 2013.

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