BAFTA success / Oscar Nomination for Theeb, film score conducted by Rob Ames

14 February 2016

Jordanian motion picture Theeb, whose score is conducted by Robert Ames, continues its success with nominations for an Oscar and BAFTA Awards.

Theeb has received two nominations for this year’s BAFTA Awards, which took place February 14. The award for Best Film Not in the English Language, for which Theeb was nominated, went to Argentine-Spanish comedy Wild Tales, but Theeb’s director Ali Abu Nowar and producer Rupert Lloyd took home the prize for Outstanding Debut by British Writer, Director or Producer.

Theeb has also received a nomination for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film of the Year. The Oscars will be awarded on Sunday, February 28.

Theeb premiered in 2014 in the Horizons section at the Venice Film Festival, where it received the Venice Horizons Award for Best Director and a nomination for Best Film. It is an adventure drama which tells the story of a young boy’s coming of age in the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I. In addition to it being Nowar’s debut feature, the score is London based composer Jarry Lane’s first score for a feature film, but he has previously written music for a number of short films and documentaries.

Lane’s soundtrack for Theeb is performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra, and conducted by Robert Ames. While it was Ames’ debut in film music, the London Contemporary Orchestra has performed scores for other films under the direction of LCO’s co-Artistic Director Hugh Brunt.

Congratulations to Robert Ames and the entire team behind Theeb for this great success.