“One of the greatest teen movies ever made” Rolling Stone, Peter Travers
“I loved Eighth Grade so much it hurt” Entertainment Weekly, Jessica Derschowitz
My first film score for writer-director Bo Burnham’s feature debut film Eighth Grade which chronicles the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence endured by 13-year-old Kayla (played by Fisher) as she makes her way through her last year of middle school, searching for confidence and connection in an over-connected age. The film garnered rave reviews at its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January and recently won Top Audience Awards at London’s Sundance Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival.
The mesmerizing soundtrack is comprised of Meredith’s innovative electro-acoustic musical stylings (‘a firecracker score by British composer Anna Meredith is the film’s secret weapon’ - Film School Rejects), laced with jarring soundscapes that complement and enhance the subjective experience and turbulent emotions of being a contemporary middle school student.
Sony/Columbia released the OST on limited edition LP and download in 2018.
Two movements from Songs for the M8 were used in the soundtrack for Yorgos Lanthimos’ 2018 film The Favourite, for which Olivia Coleman won an Oscar.
They feature on the OST as well as in the film’s trailer:
I was lucky enough to work with Jacques Audiard on his 2015 film Dheepan which won the Palme D’Or. It features my first piece of film scoring for 'The Cave' scene.