- Creative Fields Film
The Levelling is a feature film commissioned by iFeatures and is written and directed by Hope Dickson Leach and stars ‘Game Of Thrones’ actress Ellie Kendrick. I am the composer of the soundtrack. It was Produced by Rachel Robey of Wellington Films. The trailer is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNC8SeWPiw4
The story is a family tragedy set to the backdrop of the chaotic Somerset floods of 2014. Kendrick stars as Clover, a young woman who, on hearing of her brother’s untimely death, returns to her rural childhood home only to find it devastated and her remaining family in ruins.
The film premiered at TFF ‘The Levelling may not arrive with guns blazing and an attention grabbing bag of tricks but it has a calm assurance and brooding tension that are just as noteworthy.’goo.gl/vU0D3L.
It’s UK premiere was at LFF ‘The Levelling understands grieving in a way that a lot of similar dramas miss completely. It’s not always about big gestures or grand revelations. It’s often those small, overlooked spaces in between.’goo.gl/Fm28Pc The director Hope Dickson Leach was also awarded the first ever IWC Filmmaker Bursary Award in Association with the BFI. The film has International distribution from Mongrel Media and UK and Ireland represented by Peccadillo Pictures
“Hutch Demouilpied’s excellent, sparingly used score suddenly takes on a keening electro edge, over underwater shots of a hare paddling through cloudy water — the film’s oddly macabre emblem.” Variety Magazine March 2017
Hutch Demouilpied’s sparse, spine-tingling musical cues combine plaintive keyboards with low strings, processed voices, wind instruments and musical saw, physical sounds that seem to bubble up from the soil. Mark Kermode- The Guardian May 2017
“…an innovative score by Hutch Demouilpied, it creates a very particular, very distinct mood, mournful but never becoming completely bleak, realistic but never quite down to earth, ominous but always deeply human.” – Oliver Lyttelton- The Playlist