Written and directed by Pirates of the Caribbean/National Theatre actor Gerard Monaco (BBC New Talent New Filmmaker Award nominee ) July 2012.A lovely short film by the very talented Gerard Monaco, I composed all the music and created the sound design as well as fixing dialogue and recording VO/dage ...Read more →
My showreel from 2010 featuring various television, advertising, corporate and documentary commissions,Edited and compiled by friend and colleague Tracy Josstracyjoss.wordpress.com/ ...Read more →
Nick was able to take a complex brief and work very quickly to produce a striking and catchy theme for the re-launch of Lorraine Kelly’s daily show on Gmtv. He stayed calm and focused when we changed our minds and moved the goalposts and was more than happy to produce revised versions at short notice a real boon for a TV producer. He also isn’t precious about his work and is happy to take on board suggestions and revisions whilst defending the integrity of his music.
Helen Mcmurray - Head of Programme PresentationGMTV
Nick Norton Smith has worked with the Pleasance on a number of occasions, and each time has created an ideal score for the projects we have commissioned. The most recent was a short film celebrating 25 years of the Pleasance at the Edinburgh Fringe. The music Nick has composed not only compliments the film in terms of its style and pace, but also brilliantly captures the essence and atmosphere of the organisation. He is a pleasure to work with, and we very much look forward to the next time we c…
Anthony Alderson - General Manager / ProducerPleasance Theatre Trust Ltd
Nick Norton-Smith provided the music for ‘Seeing Smoke’ a full length feature film set in the north of England. I was very impressed with Nick’s professionalism. He hit very tight deadlines and delivered a superb score to the film. He captured the emotions of each scene brilliantly and the underscore to the Harry the main character almost told the story without the dialogue.
Glen Mortimer - DirectorSeeing Smoke
Nick Norton -Smith has provided a stunning original score for my short film ‘Rose, Mary and Time’. He has captured an ethereal mood to perfectly encapsulate the style and emotions of the scene, to bring life to the dialogue and the film. His work on a Murder scene was impeccable and completely original. One of the best examples of thinking musically out of the box I have heard all year. Brilliant….
Hardeep Giani - Producer/DirectorBBC One Show
We had a very tight deadline. Nick was patient and modified our existing soundtrack by giving us a live professional recording that was a great fit. He listened to what we wanted and delivered the goods, you can’t ask for anything more.
Rita Solanke - DirectorRe-Cycle The Story of the Bicycle
With what was looking like an impossible deadline, Nick came up with a range of musical ideas to create the final score. Nick’s work gave a great balance of hands off control which was ideal for this project. Thanks again Nick.
Gemma Sethsmith - Director / ProducerLifeMosaic - "Kampar"
It is an enchanting experience to come across such a wonderfully amicable and creative talent such as Nick. A truly inspiring composer whose work allows one to think outside of the box and achieve those unforeseen, exciting new heights. Always a pleasure.
Suzie Irlam - ProducerFilm Evolved
I am convinced that Nick is the most patient man in the universe! I am not musical and yet I knew exactly the kind of title music I wanted for my series. Could I describe it? Nope. Could Nick translate my random thoughts into the perfect music? Yes. This was a complicated project. No time and many egos to manage and Nick did a brilliant job at making everyone feel part of the creative process. Once we put the music to our pictures the result was amazing.
Benedetta Pinelli - Series ProducerTalkbackthames
Nick came on board to compose music for a documentary about Karen refugees in Burma. This is highly sensitive subject and upon first viewing of the cut Nick just got it. He came up with 3 fantastic pieces which worked perfectly in the film. I look forward to working with him again.
Gary Forrester – Soul Rebel Films
We asked Nick to write and produce some believable yet comical music for a spoof advert. If JML doesn’t release a product called ‘Nick Norton-Smith: A Composer With Eighteen Different Uses!’ I’ll be surprised. Seriously: Nick was great. Top quality music delivered on time, and the final piece not only fit the brief but enhanced the narrative. In summary: we asked him to write him to write some annoying advert music. He did such a good job inever want to listen to what he wrote us again!”
Chris Wickett Writer/producer/actor “Skepticism”