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‘Clint Mansell’ Receives The Ivor Novello Awards Best Soundtrack Nomination For Ben Wheatley’s ‘Happy New Year, Colin Burstead’!

Clint Mansell - Ivor Awards Nominee for Happy New Year, Colin Burstead

‘[music still, with shouts]’ has the hallmarks of Mansell’s work to date; the hypnotic and ethereal wash, the insistent strings, but here they have a Celtic flavour, with a particularly brilliant use of woodwind. Of course this is a Ben Wheatley film, so the track slowly descends into something twisted and dissonant – Charlie Brigden, The Quietus

Lakeshore Records congratulates Composer Clint Mansell (Free Fire, Out of Blue) on his Ivor Novello Best Television Soundtrack nomination for his score to Happy New Year, Colin Burstead! Lakeshore co-released the soundtrack with Invada Records last December ahead of its BBC Two Christmas Day television premiere. See below for soundtrack listening links and more about this dark comedy starring Neil Maskell (“Humans” Series) and Sam Riley (Free Fire)!

The Ivors will be presented on Thursday, May 23 at JW Marriott Grosvenor House London. Book tickets at The Ivors online. Congratulations to all the nominees this year!

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Happy New Year, Colin Burstead Makes U.S. Theatrical Premiere At Palm Springs International Film Festival!

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead lands stateside! Making its US theatrical premiere at Palm Springs International Film Festival, here’s your last chance to catch a screening of the critically acclaimed Ben Wheatley film now in Palm Springs as the final screening will take place on Sunday at 4:30 PM at the Mary Pickford is D’Place theatre! Book tickets at Palm Springs International Film Festival online.

If you’re familiar with Ben Wheatley films (Free Fire is a good recent example), then you may appreciate this new family drama set over the New Year holiday. Featuring an ensemble cast (Neil Maskell, Sam Riley, Charles Dance and more) shot over 12 days. Have you had a chance to see Happy New Year, Colin Burstead?

The film features score by GRAMMY® and Golden Globe®-nominated composer Clint Mansell (High Rise, Moon, Black Swan, Black Mirror: San Junipero).

Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Listen]

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead: Join Director Ben Wheatley For The UK Screening and Q&A on December 2!


Ben Wheatley has struck gold yet again – The Mirror

“When British and alcohol are involved, there’s always ups and downs,” says Happy New Year, Colin Burstead cast member Sam Riley.  While the new Ben Wheatley film Happy New Year, Colin Burstead does not feature much bloodshed (actually none at all), you might get faked out upon seeing that Free Fire Sam Riley is amongst its cast members.  The film has yet a U.S. release date, but lucky cinemaphiles will get to see a screening and Q&A with Director Ben Wheatley at the Queen’s Film Theatre on December 2, ahead of its Christmas Day television premiere on BBC Two.  Colin Burstead just received nominations for Best Editing at this year’s British Independent Film Awards and Best Film at the London Film Festival!


The film based around an awkward family gathering of the Bursteads stars Neil Maskell (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,Humans“) as Colin, Charles Dance (Underworld: Blood Wars, “Childhood’s End”) in a must-watch role, and more.  Book tickets at Queen’s Film Theatre online.

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead features score by Composer Clint Mansell, who collaborated with Wheatley on High-Rise.

Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Listen]