“Frank & Fearless” cinematic score (2018)

To finish off 2018 I scored South African comedy legend Leon Shuster’s latest cinema release, “Frank And Fearless”, directed by Gray Hofmeyr.

It was a fabulous collaboration with Gray and his team, calling for everything – from gqom to lush tearjerkers, dub electro to espionage, and mbaqanga to circus burlesque. The obligatory and climactic skiet-en-donner scene features an epic African rendering of Rossini’s “William Tell” overture (the Afkak remix), featuring gratuitous vuvuzelas.

Collaborators on the score include John Bartmann (programming and beats), Mapumba Cilombo (vocals), Kevin Gibson (drums) and Stuart Scott (trombones).