This are a bit late!
In February I wrote the songs for a very funny film called Austenland, written and directed by Jerusha Hess, and starring many cool people, including one of my comic heroes, the first MILF, Jennifer Coolidge. During the soundtrack recording Brett Mackenzie, who stars, won an Oscar for Best Original Song. Which made writing the original songs for his movie more daunting. Fortunately my standards for myself are lower than my standards for other people! I made it through!
I co-wrote some of the songs with the composer of the film score, Ilan Eshkeri, who is a brilliant man. Steve McLaughlin produced.
We recorded the tracks at the Coldplay studios (thank you Coldplay). Wheeler flew in and played guitar, Andy Burrows drummed, Tom Rogerson from Three Trapped Tigers played synth. It was a dream team.
Then we recorded the strings at Abbey Road. That was amazing.
At one point I cost the production like a hundred pounds because I let a door slam. But I pretended it was someone else's fault ha.
I have some photos here of the Abbey Road session.
Jerusha is the coolest woman alive. The film was produced by Stephenie Meyers, and the book was written by Shannon Hale. So many strong ladies.
The film is due out in 2013.
Watching an orchestra play my songs gave me an ego boner
The music for some of the greatest films of all time have been recorded at Abbey Road
Steve has one of these for Everything I Do (I do it for you). They couldn't be bothered to count how many it had sold, so they wrote 'lots'.