Directed by Helena Middleton
Music by Aaron May & David Ridley
Kin is an award-winning British short film following two brothers' experiences of the children's care system. Jamie, the older of two brothers, is midway through an attempt to extract younger brother Harry, from the care home he himself was put through as a teenager. However, when Jamie's application for custody is rejected, his initial anger is gradually replaced with a difficult realisation.
We wanted to create a score that reflected the human story of the film and the close bond between the brothers. The score was written primarily for piano, harmonium, strings, voice and electronics, and we close mic-ed all the instruments to create an intimate and almost fragile sound-world. We decided to use the voice for the films main theme to highlight and emphasize the relationship between the films main characters.