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Chris has been reselected as a BAFTA Crew Member. The intake this year includes film directors and producers on the BFI Network X Program. Here is the full 2017 particpants' list published in Screen Daily.

Chris is currently scoring the feature documentary, All The Wild Horses, directed and produced by Ivo Marloh. July UPDATE:Best International Feature Documentary Award at Galway Film Fleadh.

 F e b r u a r y

Chris has just completed the score for The Sound a short film starring Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones), Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil: Retribution), directed by Antony Petrou (We Are Monster), produced by Gina Powell (Brotherhood). Sound, foley and music were mixed at Twickenham Studios London.

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Chris has been named 'Most Outstanding Film Music Composer' in Acquisition International Magazine Excellence Awards 2016.

Contemporary pianist and composer, Lola Perrin (of Markson Pianos and Significantus) has interviewed Chris for the Markson Pianos blog as part of their musicians' series.

The View From Markson Pianos: #54 Christopher Barnett: Film Composer.
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Chris has composed additional music for the feature film, Beside These Walls for writter/director Jules Bishop, (Borrowed Time). The film is an experimental project about mental/emotional introversion.

He has also composed titles alongside additional music for the Channel 4 TV documentary, 'Modern British Slavery'.

 A u g u s t

Chris has been named 'Best Film Music Composer - UK' & 'Best Original Score for a Documentary: The First Film (2015)' in TMT News Media Awards 2016.

The 2016 Media Awards recognise the exemplary work done by individuals and businesses across this expansive and ever-evolving industry.' 

The 2016 Media Awards are based purely on merit and achievements, for this reason we aim to recognise and emphasise the key players who have transformed the way the world visualises, interprets and conceives across a variety of platforms. Through our rigorous and meticulous process, the deserving winners will receive the centre-stage and plaudits that they undeniably deserve.

 M a r c h

Chris has become a member of BAFTA Crew Film & TV 2016.

BAFTA Crew Members gain access to exclusive masterclasses, round tables and events with BAFTA members, winners & nominees. These events will be held across the United Kingdom throughout 2016.

Here is the full 2016 particpants list published in Screen Daily.

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Chris has been profiled in the 35th Anniversary Edition of The Business of Film Magazine Online.

"My warmest appreciation and congratulations to Elspeth Tavares and The Business of Film for 35 years of innovation as well as mapping our film industry by pin-pointing the many creatives and entrepreneurs in front of the camera and behind the scenes. An outstanding milestone has been reached. Thank you for
your wonderful articles and insights."  

" I would like to take this unique opportunity within 'The International Village of Independents' to thank the Partners, Directors and Producers I have had the privilege to work with: ..." Christopher Barnett.


S e p t e m b e r

Chris attended the Bridge Film Fest  in Mitrovica, Kosovo as a member of the feature film jury. The city has experienced a long history of conflict and even today is divided, Serbians in the north, Albanian Kosovans in the south, by the river which flows through its centre. The bridge which spans the river and blocked at its centre, is also a metaphor for reuniting the city and relations between the two nations.


He has been busy during the summer rehearsing and performing with the UFO Steelband. The Orchestra has played at the Notting Hill Carnival on Bank Holiday Monday amongst other venues.

He has also composed a piece for Amnesty International's campaign for women's rights. Info

In July Chris spent a day at Air Lyndhurst Studios supporting his friend and colleague, composer Frank Ilfman, in recording his score for the feature film, Abulele.



M a y

The First Film has been nominated for Best Documentary at Edinburgh International Film Festival, screening on the 23rd and 25th June.Some early feedback on the score:

"... The music is beautiful... " Amma Asante (writer/director: Belle).

"... The artistry and skill of a film composer has never been more apparent to me than working at this present time with Chris Barnett... He has the patience of a saint ... Yet what he has created delights me
and makes me cry." David Nicholas Wilkinson - (director/producer: The First Film).

"Chris Barnett is a very fine composer" Phil Davis (actor/director).


"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). Link

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Chris has signed with Air Edel & Associates for representation.

Established 45 years ago, Air-Edel is one of the world's leading music companies, representing composers, arrangers, music editors and supervisors world-wide.The company has offices based in LA and central London (including recording studios with picture sync facilities).' 


"I'm delighted to be working with Maggie (Rodford) and everyone else at Air Edel. She is someone I have a great deal of admiration for and the company holds an illustrious reputation in the world of film and tv." 

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Chris's score for Borrowed Time mentioned in the press.

"Complete with a brooding, gentle score which compliments the film well." Hey 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.



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