Cinderella

“[Branagh’s] longtime composer Patrick Doyle (dating back to “Henry V”) comes to the rescue with a robust, fully orchestrated score — a defining contribution, adding more to the project’s sense of timelessness than any other artistic element.” – Variety 

Air-Edel’s involvement with ‘Cinderella’ began in 2013 and marks the eleventh film on which director Kenneth Branagh and composer Patrick Doyle have collaborated.

Whilst Doyle had already composed the score to ‘Brave’ for Disney/Pixar, this is Doyle’s second project with Disney alone and one that has firmly established him into the ‘Disney family’.

‘Cinderella’ gave Patrick the opportunity to create a very classical score, with three waltzes and four polkas featuring within the music.

Take a listen to one of Patrick’s beautiful waltzes ‘La Valse De L’Amour’ below.

“Patrick Doyle’s orchestral score charms too, harking back to a bygone era of ravishing romance while emphasising the nuances of character that the script sometimes fails to flesh out.” – The Guardian 

To read an interview with Patrick about how he composed the score click here.

Overseeing the score was Air-Edel’s Maggie Rodford who produced all the music on the film, assisted by Laura Nakhla.

The film’s screenplay was written by Chris Weitz. Produced by David Barron, Simon Kinberg and Allison Shearmur for Walt Disney Pictures, the story is based on Charles Perrault’s eponymous folk tale, and although not a direct remake, borrows many elements from Walt Disney’s 1950 animated film of the same name.

The film stars Lily James as the titular character, with Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård,Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi, and Helena Bonham Carter.

‘Cinderella’ had its world premiere on February 13, 2015, at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival and was released in theaters on March 13, 2015. It grossed over $542 million worldwide, becoming Branagh’s highest-grossing film to date, and received mostly positive reviews. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design at the 88th Academy Awards.