Au­drey’s work on big screen

Sound­track to fes­ti­val movie

Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimations - Jonathan Ged­des

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.

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