Cowboy Junkies' Michael Timmins Scores Maud Lewis Biopic
Published Aug 31, 2016In addition to a healthy and celebrated catalogue with Canadian greats Cowboy Junkies, Michael Timmins has maintained a steady presence as a film composer. His next score is for biopic Maudie, which premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.
As Film Music Reporter points out, Timmins was tapped to make the movie music for the latest film from director Aisling Walsh (Song for a Raggy Boy, Fingersmith). The story centres on the life of Nova Scotian folk art figure Maud Lewis, depicting the painter's struggles with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, which she overcame to become one of Canada's premier folk artists.
It also possesses a love story angle between the painter, played by Sally Hawkins, and Everett Lewis, who is played by Ethan Hawke.
The Mongrel Media production also stars Kate Ross, Zachary Bennett, Gabrielle Rose and Keri Matchett. Its world premiere is on September 12, as part of TIFF.
Over the years, Timmins has produced scores for films including Niagara, Niagara, The Boys Club, Wilby Wonderful, and 2012 documentary My Father and the Man in Black.