Scoring has completed on three x one hour documentaries for Icon Films. The series, commissioned by the BBC, follows cadets from the first day of enrolment through to the pomp and regalia of the Passing Out Parade.
Unprecedented access was given to director Nick Poyntz and his team enabling them to follow the three intakes of cadets over the course of the past year.
Matthew took a more sensitive approach to the topic, with a score that reflects the emotional journey of the cadets as they train to take men and women into battle in Afghanistan.
London Media Ensemble cellist, Nicholas Allen, lent his skill and beautiful playing to the recording of the score.
Sandhurst “First Encounter” – first broadcast on 19th September, 2011 – BBC4.
The Guardian called it “ a fabulous documentary..observational, non-judgemental, refreshing…”, The Independent:“Riveting viewing”, The Telegraph: “ A remarkable fly-on-the-wall documentary. What elevates the series beyond the stereotypes…is its ability to be simultaneously sensitive and utterly brutal.”