'The Sun Is Up Forever' Soundtrack Release

Very pleased to the say the soundtrack for ‘The Sun Is Up Forever’ is released on Spotify, other streaming services and Bandcamp today:




This was a very enjoyable and highly collaborative project which involved working closely with the director Charlene to craft the music to help tell her story as effectively as possible.

Very happy with how it turned out and was a privilege to be asked to work on such a personal film.

The composition process involved a long period of exploration of different ways to process my piano, synths and various sounds from the natural world relative to the film through tape and other mediums, which were then arranged to picture until we found the appropriate emotional resonance for the story. Charlene was keen for the soundtrack to be atmospheric and to unfold slowly, leaving space for the viewer, which hopefully we achieved.

The Sun Is Up Forever:

On a hot summer’s day, Freya a young daughter seeks to soak up the sun but finds her thoughts are preoccupied with her mother at home.

A short film by @oldhallfilms in association with the @bfinetwork with funds from the National Lottery.

Written and directed by @_charlenejones

Starring @chloelouiseatkinson_ alongside Liz Thompson with @milliemae_acting_

and @might.be.billy

Produced by @menna_morgan_ and @margotdouglas

Executive producer - Keith Farrell @oldhallfilms

BFI Network Talent Executive - Benjamin Taylor

BFI Network Project Administrator - Niamh Coogan

Casting Director- @jadeemcc

Script Editor - Sarah Golding

DoP - @georgehaydockdop

1st AC - @martinwelsby

2nd AC - Joanna Mottram

Camera Trainee - @megthehuman_

Script Supervisor - @ericamurgia94

DIT - @ricardobattaglia

Stills Photographer - @a.coleborn

Gaffer - @a.coleborn

Spark - @narrenschyff

Spark - @scottdixon.cinematography

Sound Recordist - @gregscholesaudio

Production Designer - @ruta_creative_design

Art Department Assistants - Orla Lawn, @isthisluis @adamfdouglas2001

Costume Designer - @oliviarowland

HMU - @helenasmythe_hmua

1st AD - Alison McGuigan

Runners - @ella.vincenti, Seamus Farrell, Sam Gresty, Charlie Vjestica, Will Grant

Chaperone - @jo_ryder_

Stunt Coordinator - @kenanalifd

Editor - @dom_old

Sound Designer - @mabrodie

Composer - @jameswarburtonmusic

Colourist - @colourbymegwan

Colour Producer - Olivia Jessop @electric.theatre.collective

Online Editor - Jonny Moongate

Audio Description by - @bronte_james

Graphic Designer - @tasharghh

Camera Kit - @promotionhire

Lighting Kit - @tunstallfilmservices @drop_city_ltd @e.motionpicturesuk

'Mayfly' Short Film Festival Run Ends At UCLA

The remarkable sci-fi short film 'Mayfly' that I was honoured to be asked to score has recently completed its successful festival run culminating in a screening for UCLA's “Imagining Indigenous Cinema: New Voices, New Visions” program, where we had the privilege of sharing our work with a diverse audience.

Will hopefully be able to share some of my work from the soundtrack in the future.

Score for NBCUniversal's "Faceless"


I recently had the pleasure of working with What’s The Story Sounds? creating the original music for their new NBCUniversal true-crime podcast ‘Faceless’ – 7 x 30′ episodes released October 2022.

I created a lot of original sounds for the cues by recording the Taishogoto Japanese harp in various ways, and processing it through a number of Eurorack modules to find some unusual sounds and textures.


A short film I recently scored 'Puff' has been selected for Frightfest and will be showing at Leicester Square Cineworld across the weekend of 27th August.

Congratulations to @zarasymesfilm and the whole team who were all a pleasure to work with.


Inspired by the theme 'The Five Senses’, a young pregnant woman dealing with anxiety and a constant sense that she is in danger struggles to get a good night sleep.

Made in participation with the BFI Network x BAFTA Crew scheme.

Starring: Victoria Emslie / @monhublot & Sam Benjamin / @sambenjaminnow
Writer/Director: Zara Symes / @zarasymesfilm
DOP: David Cawley / @davidcawleydop
Editor: Chloe Kilby / @chloe.kilby
Composer: James Warburton / @jameswarburtonmusic
Production Designer: Qingling Zhang / @qinglingart
Sound Designer: Ines Adriana / @_inesadriana_
Colourist: Vanya Tomova / @vanya.colour
HMUA: Lily Simmonds / @lilysimmonds_mua
Producer: Jasmine Morrison / @jasminmorrison, Zara Symes / @zarasymesfilm

An amazing atmospheric, dystopian folk-horror short film that I recently scored.

(Please note: since release there has been an ongoing scriptwriters credit dispute, which the crew were unaware of when working on the film. If anyone has an issue with me hosting the film here, please just contact me directly on email, thank you)

Quote from the Directors:

“James captured organic sounds from the trees, branches and rivers of his local forest, stretching and distorting them through old tape decks to create a sense of the forest “breathing.” We quickly felt we both trusted James implicitly and allowed him the creative freedom to find the film’s voice and elevate the tone” 

Memories of A Memory

Voices, memories and synths through a Revox reel-to-reel tape machine.