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Cyrus Trafford's 'The Voice in my Head' Screens at BAFTA

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Eckhart Tolle’s ‘A New Earth’ inspires ambitious new short film

Cyrus Trafford's 'The Voice in my Head' Screens at BAFTA

Today sees the premiere screening of the 12-minute short film based on Eckhart Tolle’s best-seller ‘A New Earth’. The ambitious film called ‘The Voice in the Head’ is the result of director Cyrus Trafford’s intimate collaboration with some of the industry’s finest, including BAFTA nominated producer Carl Molinder and iconic sound studio GCRS. 

‘The Voice in the Head’ brings to life a particular story from the book, questioning the margins between sanity and insanity, in an ambitious production that has already been praised by the likes of Forbes Magazine, The Huffington Post and two times BAFTA winning director Otto Bathurst.

GCRS was a natural choice for Cyrus, bringing on board experience of working on the theatrical trailers for Hollywood blockbusters including Academy Award winning Best Picture Birdman, The Theory of Everything, The Bourne Legacy, Life of Pi, Les Miserables, Despicable Me and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Cyrus Trafford, Director, comments: “I first read the book when I was 23, and that particular story really spoke to me – it was a jaw dropping moment. The message is profound in that we are not our thoughts, but in-fact thoughts are limiting.

“It was a very personal project to me and I wanted to ensure that we made it to the best of our abilities. I feel when you depict a true-story as a film-maker you have a certain responsibility to handle things sensitively. You want to present the situation as it is, so that the audience gets a neutral and honest presentation from which they can, themselves, derive the conclusion we would hope.

“When you watch the film you will hear that the sound in this picture plays an extremely important part and it was a very intricate process working through it with Aaron and Rob. It was a long process but I’m very happy with the end result, and so is the author, Eckhart Tolle, which of course means a lot. The sound is exceptional!”

Aaron Taffel, Sound Designer, GCRS, adds: “It was an unique experience to be involved with this production. You approach a long piece very differently to a 30-second commercial, but you do follow the same cinematic principles to build the right tensions and create atmosphere.

"GCRS sound designer Rob Diamond and I started working with Cyrus in January. We worked in close collaboration to create a soundscape that would build narrative and bring to life the story you see on the screen.

"By going for a very particular style of audio, such as high frequencies or slightly out of tune, dissonant sounds, we managed to build the right amount of tension and generate a certain atmosphere."

Rob Diamond adds “It was brilliant to be involved in such an ambitious and challenging project and we wish Cyrus and co the very best for the film on the festival circuit and beyond."

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Grand Central Recording Studios, Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:21:22 GMT