About the Work

Giles Packham wrote the score for Outcast, a supernatural thriller starring James Nesbit and Kate Dickie, directed by Colm McCarthy (Ripper Street, The Tudors and Murphy’s Law).

The edgy film set in high-rise flats in Edinburgh tells the tale of Petronella and Fergal, her mysterious Irish boyfriend. As their doomed relationship plays out, a Beast stalks the estate, killing locals, working its way towards the protagonists. Meanwhile Cathal and Liam, two mysterious men from Ireland use Celtic ritual and magic on a blood hunt to track Fergal down.

The film premiered in March 2010 as part of the South by Southwest Festival. It was also screened at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and received a UK release later that year.

Score for the film blended traditional horror orchestration with elements of punk rock and electronic music to reflect the edgy urban setting.

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