Audrey’s work on big screen
Soundtrack to festival movie
A Rutherglen musician is set for the silver screen after the short film she soundtracked was chosen for a screening at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
Audrey Tait has worked on ‘Tam’, a reimaging of ‘Tam O’ Shanter’ set in modern times.
Now the film will be screened at one of the world’s biggest film festivals.
She said: “When I was drumming in Hector Bizerk we did the score for the play ‘Crazy Jane,’ and that became the album ‘The Waltz of Modern Psychiatry’.
“That got nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year and we had to send artwork for the album to them.
“It was a company called Greenlight Communication that handled that and I got talking to Jason, who runs the company.
“He mentioned he had a short film going on called ‘Tam’ and he asked if we might be up for doing a wee song or a tune for it.
“I just really liked it. I’d been working in the studio with Lauren Gilmour from Bella and the Bear and we had a bit of downtime to do it in.
“I know people say timing is everything but it really is in this case.”
Writing music for film rather than gigs or the stage has been a new experience for the former Stonelaw High pupil, who plays in the band the Miss’s.
“It’s totally different,” she said. “We did the whole soundtrack just from script.
“It was quite a small team and a passion project for everyone.
“We went back and forward with Jason and Vicky from Greenlight and I think it helped them to have the music to play off.
“We learned a lot and getting to see it on the big screen once it was finished was fantastic.
“It was a brilliant feeling and I think Lauren and I will keep on working on other stuff.
“We’ve been working away and have a studio space now where we can compose and work.”
Being selected for the Edinburgh International Film Festival is another highlight.
Audrey added: “That’s so cool. It’s going to be picked up by the BBC too for broadcast later in the year.
“It’s pretty mad that this is all happening and I think there’s a few film festivals it’ll be at now.
“It’s a whole different world because Lauren and I come from the band scene, where you’re used to everything being in your own hands from sending the album out to getting people to gigs.
“This time we just do the music and the next thing we know we’re being tagged on Facebook and told that it’s on in Edinburgh.”
‘Tam’ will be shown at Cineworld in Edinburgh on Saturday, June 24, at 1pm.