Mote (meaning a speck of dust in the sunlight) was born in England and lives in London. Since graduating from the “Academy of Contemporary Music”, in Guildford, he has already established strong relationships in the film and game industry.
He has very quickly built up his credits which include the short films “After Life” and “Ball Talk”, “Ironbane” – an indie online game featured on Google’s ‘Chrome Experiments’, and the feature “The Attachment”, due for release in 2015.
He is represented by SMARawTALENT, which is a recently established branch of SMA TALENT that has been exclusively created for selected up-and-coming composers.
Mote has played the electric guitar for 14 years and his interest for classical music was born from Baroque influenced guitar players. He then quickly became passionate about composition. Mote’s musical influences are varied and range from progressive rock and metal to classical music. His experience with such a variety of genres provides him the ability to compose in almost any musical style and always find fresh inspiration for any type of project.
A testimonial from Shirley Day, director of “After Life”:
“Mote is a really talented composer and it was a privilege to work with him. We worked together on my last short film After Life. My knowledge of music composition is pretty limited, but I had a clear idea of the kind of thing that I wanted. Mote was brilliant at following the brief and also coming up with some great suggestions or alternatives when things weren’t working. He has a really intuitive sense of how to weave the music into the visual scenes.
Despite having to work remotely as we are at different ends of the UK, the collaboration was effortless. I can really highly recommend him, and look forward to working with him again in the near future.”
Shirley Day, Director
A testimonial from Clement Ofoedu, director of “The Attachment”:
“Mote is simply the most talented composer I have come across. Having created a few films, as a director, I have tried a fair number of musicians to assist in scoring. Mote is a director’s dream and is destined for greatness.. seriously! He will be a John Williams or Hans Zimmer.
I can honestly say he has been the only one to date I have come across who has understood cinematic, thematic qualities required in a feature. More importantly he is able to converse with a director. He is a musician who listens, and doesn’t push any potential limitations onto his challenge, but always tries to surpass and achieve what is asked.
He is lush with ideas, patient, and is a pleasure to work with. The resulting track does not sound like the stuff of shorts or student films, but much grander pieces that would not be out of place in the theatres on major Hollywood productions. Thank you Mote. I am indebted!”
Clement Ofoedu, Director