Michael Fleming. Composer

Elbow Saves Christmas

'Elbow the elf saves Santa’s presents from the good-elf-turned-bad, Fumble'.

This 3D project ran many times daily during Christmas 2011 in ad-hoc cinemas at Santa's Grottos in Westfield Shopping Malls across the UK. Blank squares on the gift-boxes in this version of the animation film were super-imposed with images of the individual children in attendance whose photos taken on their way into the auditorium. 

Produced & Directed by vStream

vStream have worked on three projects with Michael Fleming to date and now consider him to be our ‘go-to’ composer for all projects and speculative opportunities. Michael's attitude to the working relationship, his aptitude for the work, and ability to manage different parties and collaborators from musicians to studios, ensures his contribution to a project integrates seamlessly.

On a personal level as the writer/director on both projects, I have found Michael's ability to work within multiple genres and interpret the overall vision has meant that the films have been truly brought to life. In both 'The Red Shoes' and   ‘Elbow Saves Christmas’ there was no dialogue, and the music acted very much as another character. In The John Jameson Story, the brief was very challenging in creating a series of new compositions in the style of a Jacques Lousier Bach arrangement. Michael stepped up and surpassed our requirements. Michael is an incredibly hard worker and is a genial person who has a very positive and ‘can-do’ attitude to all projects. Both myself, and vStream, look forward to continued collaborations in the future

Niall O'Driscoll. Director. vStream