Yann recently completed the stirring BBC1 TV series ‘Supercarrier’ (performed by the Band of HM Royal Marines), and the high profile Panorama doc 'Marine A: Guilty as Charged?' (co-composed with Paul Chandler). His second Feature Film score, 'Just Charlie', (winner at Edinburgh International Film Festival, and co-composed with Darryl O'Donovan) culminated in recording 14 musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to support the inspiring story of transgender teenager Charlie discovering her true self in an often unsympathetic world.
His previous film 'Tea & Cake' (winner at the Indiefest Festival) was Yann's first opportunity to score a feature after honing an approach across seven Short Films - most recently “Beast” (selected for the Academy qualifying Bermuda International Film Festival) - and over a decade composing music for over a dozen TV series (BBC, Channel 4, Five and Sky), plus international Cinema Promos (notably the highly successful ECA cinema promo which played across 3500 screens internationally, and was nominated for 2013 Music+Sound Awards best trailer / promo), and beyond.
Yann has written additional original music for features including 'Isle Of Dogs' (2018), ‘Annihilation' (2018), ‘Spectre' (2015), 'Far From The Madding Crowd' (2015) and ‘Dredd' (2012), plus various traditional / classic arrangements for 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' (2014), ‘Belle' (2013) and ‘Quartet' (2012).
Each assignment brings a fresh challenge, from writing / arranging for string quartet, through chamber strings to full orchestra, via world and contemporary line ups and programming. As a regular collaborator with Uppercut Films previous highlights have included working with a 50-piece choir singing in Pashtu to help convey the highs and lows of the Royal Marine's daily struggles with IED bombs, and for their documentary 'Mission Afghanistan' (Channel 5) incorporating ethnic voices, then big ballsy orchestra and brass for 'Caribbean Patrol' (Channel 5). A recent BBC brief was a contemporary ethnic twist to suit the topical "Marine A" scandal. He also created a vast library of world music for seven series of the critically acclaimed foreign affairs documentary strand 'Unreported World' (Channel 4).
In tandem with his career as a Music Editor, each project brings different insights in working with creatives, and helping achieve the right score for each individual project.