Harry Escott Scores New Film Damascus Cover

  • 06.08.2018

Based on the 1977 novel by Howard Kaplan, Damascus Cover is a political thriller film directed by Daniel Zelik Berk and stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby and John Hurt. Set during the weeks after the end of the Cold War in 1989, Meyers plays an undercover Mossad agent haunted by the death of his son. His mission is to extract a chemical weapons scientist out of Syria, however within days it backfires and in order to survive he has no other choice but to reach out to The Angel, a deep cover agent. He soon unveils a much darker plan.
Harry Escott came to prominence in 2005 with his score to David Slade’s influential psychological horror film, ‘Hard Candy’. His recent work includes 2017 British drama film ‘Dark River’, written and directed by Clio Barnard, starring Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley and Sean Bean, and Paddy Considine’s boxing drama ‘Journeyman’. Harry has also scored BBC One 6 part drama ‘River’, created and written by Abi Morgan, starring Stellan Skarsgård, which was awarded the 2016 Music and Sound Award for best TV original Score.
Damascus Cover was released last week with previews on 1st August and the official release on 3rd August.


Journeyman In Cinemas Now

  • 18.04.2018

Harry composed the score for Paddy Considine’s second feature Journeyman

Journeyman Pic

Journeyman tells the story of middleweight boxing champion Matty Burton. As he approaches the end of his career he knows that he must make his money and get out of the game, to secure a home and future with his wife and baby daughter. After a titanic fight with the brash and controversial Andre Bryte, Matty collapses on his living room floor, a delayed reaction to a devastating punch. Awaking from the coma, the real fight begins. Suffering from memory loss and with his personality altered, Matty must begin to piece his life back together as his world disintegrates.

“The journey Matty goes on is ultimately one of acceptance, about identifying with what he used to be and coming to terms with what he is now ”
– Paddy Considine

Listen to two tracks below

Number One

Something Else

Journeyman is in cinemas from 30 March 2018
Journeyman played in the Love strand of the 61st BFI London Film Festival