AIR-EDEL RELEASE 'FRESH AIR' ALBUMS WITH BESANT HALL RECORDS
Air-Edel has released a duo of compilation albums entitled Fresh Air… Breathe In and Fresh Air… Breathe Out through their label Besant Hall Records. Featuring music from Air-Edel’s worldwide roster of composers, the albums were created in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
 
'Fresh Air… Breathe In', containing Christopher's composition, ‘Crépuscule’, (strings by Joni Fuller, mastered by Nick Taylor) is a dedication to NHS staff and especially those who have succumbed. Proceeds from the album sales, downloads and streams benefiting the arts and health not-for-profit organisation Breathe Arts Health Research. Listen and learn more > https://bit.ly/2ynOaeg.
 
MOVIESCORE MEDIA RELEASE 'SPEER GOES TO HOLLYWOOD'
"MovieScore Media has just released the score album by Frank Ilfman on all available digital platforms for the documentary feature "Speer Goes To Hollywood" with additional music by Christopher Barnett and Jean-Loup Pinson.
 
The orchestral score, orchestrated and conducted by Matthew Slater at AIR Studios London, was recorded by Fiona Cruickshank, mixed by Casey Stone with the orchestra contracted by Jenny Plant and Hilary Skewes. Soundtrack CD to follow from Kronos Records.
 
'SPEER GOES TO HOLLYWOOD' SELECTED FOR BERLINALE
The captivating documentary, about Albert Speer, the Nazi architect and labour camp officer, directed by Vanessa Lapa for Realworks Studios has been programmed in the Berlinale Special section and will premiere at the film festival on 26th February 2020.
 
Christopher composed additional music for the documentary, scored by Frank Ilfman, and recorded at AIR Studios London.
 
AIR EDEL RECORDS RELEASE ' A DOSE OF HAPPINESS'
''Air-Edel Records have released Christopher Barnett’s original score from the Bulgarian feature film “A Dose of Happiness”, which was recorded with the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra, across all major digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.
 
The number one film in Bulgaria in 2019, “A Dose of Happiness”, directed by Yana Titova, is a biopic of journalist Vesela Toteva (portrayed by her daughter, Valentina Karoleva). Based on Vesela’s book, ‘Fall and Salvation: Confessions of a former heroin addict’, it is a tale of addiction, destitution, fear, and redemption, as a rebellious young woman searches for happiness during the dynamic and uncertain 1990s in Bulgaria.  Listen on: Amazon Music | iTunes | Spotify.
 
CHRISTOPHER BARNETT & ANNA HOLLINRAKE TALK ABOUT CREATIVITY & INSPIRATION
BAFTA member Christopher Barnett (A Cock & Bull Story, Borrowed Time, Modern British Slavery) and BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Anna Hollinrake (Lola and the Giant, Adventure Time, Magic: The Gathering) discuss how the cross-sector nature of BAFTA has inspired creativity in their own work. The video is one of three; also featuring actress Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who), vfx expert Frazer Churchill, cinematographer Sophie Darlington (Planet Earth II) and writer Hossein Amini (Drive), commissioned by BAFTA to celebrate its 2018 new member intake. Video: www.bafta.org
 
VISITING LECTURER AT LONDON COLLEGE OF CREATIVE MEDIA
LCCM has appointed Christopher, visiting lecturer on its BMus (HONS) Music Production & Performance Degree, Scoring to Picture Program. The specialist higher education college recently opened its new £5 million campus called Music Box, equipped with 3 recording studios alongside practice booths, performance/edit/digital piano and classrooms. www.lccm.org.uk 
 
 
BARNETT SCORES 'A DOSE OF HAPPINESS'
Christopher has recorded his score for 'A Dose of Happiness' (Доза щастие) with Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Grigor Palikarov, mixed by Casey Stone. The movie is directed by Yana Titova, produced by Aleksandar Aleksiev and Nicky Stoichkov. www.a-dose-of-happiness.com 
 
  
 
'POSTCARDS FROM THE 48%' TO DEBUT AT EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Christopher has composed the original score for the political documentary for Guerilla Docs, featuring Miriam Margolyes, Patrick Stewart, Bob Geldoff, Bonnie Greer, Rachel Johnson, Nick Clegg, Alastair Campbell, AC Grayling, Peter Tatchell, Joan Bakewell and Vince Cable.  
 
'ALL THE WILD HORSES' WINS BEST SCORE
The documentary, 'All The Horses' has won Best Score alongside Best Documentary and Best Director Awards at the 4th Jefferson State Flixx Fest in Northern California 2018. 
 
 
'THE SOUND' BEST SHORT FILM AT FANTASPOA  
The sci-fi short has won at Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival in Brazil The film stars Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones), Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil: Retribution), is directed by Antony Petrou (We Are Monster), produced by Gina Powell (Brotherhood), exec-produced by Noel Clarke (Brotherhood). Sound, foley and score mixed at Twickenham Studios London.
 
 
'MODERN BRITISH SLAVERY' TO BROADCAST ON CHANNEL 4 
The hard-hitting documentary, explores the rise of modern slavery in the UK, giving a portrait of the dark world of forced labour through the eyes of the people involved. Christopher composed titles and incidental music for this Arrow Media/Channel 4 production, directed by RTS award winner, Janice Sutherland, produced Kate Hardie-Buckley and narrated by Leslie Sharp.
 
'THE FIRST FILM' NOMINATED FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM AT EDINBURGH
The feature-length documentary has been nominated at Edinburgh International Film Festival. It focuses on the life and work of Louis Le Prince, Frenchman, Leeds resident and the first person to capture moving images via camera in the late 1880s, before disappearing mysteriously without trace. Directed by David Wilkinson, the film features Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley), Joe Ezterhas (Basic Instinct) and Academy Award winner, Ronald Harwood (The Pianist).
 
"A visible labor of love for director Wilkinson, The First Film is aided by a visually engaging and even playful style throughout; a charmingly whimsical score by Christopher Barnett intrinsic to this..." Van Connor (Onscreen Film Magazine).
 
'BORROWED TIME' NAMED 'BEST OF FEST' AT EDINBURGH FILM FESTIVAL
The BBC Films backed comedy feature has been an audience favourite. Starring BAFTA nominee, Phil Davis (Vera Drake), Theo Barklem-Biggs (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Juliet Oldfield (Bronson) and Warren Brown (Luther), directed by Jules Bishop, and produced by BAFTA nominee, Olivier Kaempfer. 
 
Press reviews mentioning the score:
"Complete with a brooding, gentle score which compliments the film well." Hey U Guys. 
 
"Christopher Barnett's score for the film is also the perfect compliment for the film's story. Understated and twinkling like a children's music box, it almost feels like it mirrors the child-like mind of Kevin who's inadvertently found himself in this precarious position." So So Gay Magazine
 
'MONK3YS' WINS AT RAINDANCE
The 'found footage' movie has won Best Micro Budget Feature at Raindance Film Festival. 
 
'A COCK AND BULL STORY' NOMINATED FOR BAFTA
A Cock and Bull Story (aka Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story in the US) has been BAFTA nominated for 'THE ALEXANDER KORDA AWARD for Most Outstanding British Film of the Year'. 
 
Co-produced by BBC Films, and with additional music composed by Christopher, the comedy feature stars Steve Coogan, Rob Bryden and also features; Naomie Harris, Keeley Hawes, Benedict Wong, Shirley Henderson, Kelly MacDonald, David Walliams, Gillian Anderson and Stephen Fry. Directed by Michael Winterbottom, produced by Andrew Eaton, the script was adapted by Frank Cottrell Boyce. 
 
Also nominated in this category: The Constant Gardener, Pride and Prejudice, Festival and Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit.