Composer For Film And Television
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THE PEACEMAKER follows international peacemaker Padraig O'Malley, who helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself.  The film takes us from Padraig's isolated life in Cambridge, Massachusetts to some of the most dangerous crisis zones on Earth – from Northern Ireland to Kosovo, Nigeria to Iraq over five years – as he works a peacemaking model based on his recovery from addiction.  We meet Padraig in the third act of his life in a race against time to find some kind of salvation for both the world and himself.

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"..The Peacemaker was hands down the best film I saw at Sheffield Doc Fest 2016...a film that elegantly covers the geopolitical, the intimate and everything in between.."  Robert J Hunter - Grierson Trust DocLab

'..a deeply moving portrait of its truly admirable, complex subject.."  The Hollywood Reporter

'..heartbreakingly poetic..'  Toronto Film Scene

The Peacemaker was mixed by Joe Milner at Puget Sound Post, Los Angeles - housed in the historic Del Mar Theatre, West Hollywood.
'..Your score sounds fantastic and has been a real pleasure to mix. Bravo, Maestro!!!!!..'
Joe Milner  (Sound Mixer - Das Boot, 8 Mile, Last Days In Vietnam - Puget Soundpost, Los Angeles)

Also proud to share - Nominated at the International Music And Sound Awards 
"Midway a Message From The Gyre" 
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From wildlife to science fiction, history to horror, I've scored the music for a multitude of films.

High-profile shows include the BBC's ground-breaking adventure series Beyond Boundaries, Ch4’s Day Of The Kamikaze (nominated for a Grierson and winner of a New York Gold), Anatomy For Beginners (winner of two RTS Awards), and 
Nuremburg: Goering's Last Stand, winner of the prestigious Hugh Weldon Award (BAFTA).

Wildlife projects include some outstanding films for the BBC’s Natural World strand:  Andrea: Queen Of Mantas, (winner of ten international awards), Orangutans: The Great Ape Escape,  The Dolphins Of Shark Bay, and Empire Of the Desert Ants - narrated by Andy Serkis, for which I was nominated for a Royal Television Society Best Music Award.

Prime-time series for the BBC include: Precision: The Measure Of All Things, (Presenter - Prof. Marcus De Sautoy), 
Around The World In 80 Days, (celebs - various), Wilderness Explored (an across the board critics choice), and
Pacific Abyss - a BBC first, a series that filmed a diving expedition during which unknown species of fish and strange creatures were discovered in the deep Pacific. (Presenters - Kate Humble, Mike De Gruys).

I work from my studio in Bristol, United Kingdom, and from the nine meter boat I sail with my wife, filmmaker Jenny Jones.
' One of my favourite composers, and a fantastic guitarist..'   
 Guy Fletcher OBE - Chairman of PRS For Music.   

 ' One of our busiest film and television composers, Al’s music is fresh, exciting, and heartfelt.
His scores display a powerful narrative intelligence, and he has a special talent for writing hauntingly beautiful


Richard Paine -  Director of Commercial Rights and Business Affairs at Faber Music. (My very nice publisher.)