As a busy director (BAFTA and RTS nominated) I hear a lot of soundtrack music and it can often feel bland, but Nic’s work sounds fresh and distinctive. To my British ear, there is a definite African influence which is sometimes heightened by subject matter but at other times very subtle.
John Alexander, Director (White Heat, Exile)
Marisa van Jaarsveld, Director (2013 Inyathelo Awards)
I have witnessed Nic Paton’s evolution as a creative musician over decades, from singer-songwriter to jazz saxophonist with an Afro-centric focus to electronic experimenter and now full-time composer. He has gained craft and depth during every phase and has the ability to weave in sounds and layered cultural references that enhance moods and support story-telling.
Darius Brubeck, Jazz Artist and Educator
Nic’s music effortlessly expresses the wide range of emotions and moods so essential for documentary, film and TV programming … We will definitely be using him for future Film sound track and Advertising commissions.
Craig McGahey, Mama Dance ! Music library
We asked Nic to compose the score for the trailer of Otelo Burning at short notice. He quickly provided several options and themes and made sure that we had everything finalised on time for the release. Most importantly, the final result powerfully captures the director’s intentions; we love it!
Kevin Fleischer, Producer, Otelo Burning
Nic can work in almost any genre and brings an original, inspiring approach to the medium where increasingly too much film music tends to sound the same.
Brian Tilley – Director/Producer, Steps
Nic commits to the project 100% and his music fits like a glove into the production. Thanks for excellence!
Murray MacDonald, Producer, The Fabulous Boomtown Boys
What I most enjoyed was the sensitive and intelligent way he engaged with the story I was trying to tell, and how in the final product, the music holds up and supports the visuals without overpowering them.
Jemima Spring, Director, Slipstream