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SAS: Red Notice

April 20, 2021 @ 12:30 pm 1:30 pm PDT

Q&A with Composer

Writer & Producer

Music Editor

Moderated by BEN LYONS (Entertainment Reporter)

Screening Link available upon Registration

YouTube Live Stream Q&A :
TUESDAY, APRIL 20 – 12:30pm PT

A provocative action thriller, the film hurtles from Whitehall’s corridors of power through the English Countryside and the Channel Tunnel, before emerging in Paris and Mallorca. Based on the best-selling novel by former SAS operator Andy McNab, SAS: Red Notice is an authentic portrayal of an Emergency Response operation and the singular mindset Tom needs to survive. That psychology enables Tom to dominate the battlespace but it may also cost him the only person he has ever loved. R | 123min

Benji Merrison is a highly regarded award-winning modern composer who melds talent, flair, and enthusiasm for audio and digital arts with influences from classical to clubbing scenes. His outstanding catalog has been recognized with plaudits from the News and Documentary Emmys, IFMCA, SXSW, and Royal Television Society. Benji’s credits include Dynasties (Emmy nominated score), General Magic, Britannia, Victoria, Class, the 2021 action-movie SAS: Red Notice, and feature documentary, The Beatles and India. Events and exhibition credits include the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, Top Gear, Tate Modern, MTV EMAs, and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.

Benji is classically trained in composition and performance, and adept as a music producer and engineer—a combination of skills that covers composing, arranging, performing, and mixing scores into broadcast-ready treasures. He’s experienced in working with world-class musicians, orchestras, studios, and more in crafting his scores. A number of his soundtracks have been commercially released by Silva Screen Records and Lakeshore Records. Benji holds a Masters in Music Technology but while performing classical piano pieces as a student, he was drawn to making other sounds inspired by the emerging electronic music and digital multi-media movements of the time, starting up digital arts festival SightSonic. Moving to London, Benji brought his talents through ad agencies and TV companies, before setting up his own studio at Strongroom Studios (part of Air). Benji also continues his work as part of the Composer Wellbeing Collective, of which he is a co-founder.

Laurence Malkin has written, directed, and produced in the US, Europe, and Australia, and has just completed SAS: Red Notice, based on the best-selling novels he co-created with Andy McNab. It stars Sam Heughan, Ruby Rose, Andy Serkis, Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper, Noel Clarke, and Tom Wilkinson. He’s made numerous independent films, including the UK and US versions of Death at a Funeral, starring Peter Dinklage, Matthew Macfadyen, and Keeley Hawes, and Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, and Zoe Saldana, Five Fingers with Laurence Fishburne and Ryan Phillippe, A Few Best Men starring Kris Marshall, Xavier Samuel, Kevin Bishop, Rebel Wilson, Elizabeth Debicki, and Olivia Newton-John, as well as its sequel, A Few Less Men, and Kill Me Three Times with Simon Pegg, Teresa Palmer, Sullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga, Luke Hemsworth, and Bryan Brown. His films have grossed over 200 million dollars at the box office, won various awards, including the Audience Award at both the Locarno Film Festival and the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, premiered in Toronto, Tribeca, Rome, Busan, and Cannes, and spawned a number of sequels and remakes, including the Bollywood hit, Daddy Cool. He’s written both in film and television for various studios and networks and was a regular contributor to the Collective Magazine. Malkin is a member of the WGA, Screen Producers of Australia, and the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts.

Peter Clarke is a London-based music editor who has worked on more than 100 feature films including 1917, Angel Has Fallen, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Danish Girl, Spectre, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2, The King’s Speech, The American, and Control. He has recently received his fifth MPSE nomination for his work on The Midnight Sky (Netflix).


FREE for current SCL members (click HERE to check membership status).

Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Tuesday, April 20, 10 minutes before Q&A start.

Attendees can ask questions on YouTube chat, and the SCL Host will pass them on to the Moderator. The SCL Member Code of Conduct applies to online Q&As.