William Baird

Film & TV Composer | Original Music for Compelling Stories

HELLFIRE HEROES - Season 1 - DISCOVERY CHANNEL

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In the untamed wilderness of Central Alberta, where seasonal wildfires can destroy a town in a single day, a special breed of firefighters risk their lives to serve and protect the people who live and work here. When the calls come in, day or night, they’re always ready for the worst, and always ready to do their best.
 
Hellfire Heroes follows two firefighting crews, led by Chief Jamie Coutts of Lesser Slave Lake and Chief Albert Bahri of Yellowhead County. Slave Lake firefighters include 19-year-old rookie Logan Skahl, Lt. Patrick McConnell, an expert in vehicle extrication, rope and confined space rescue, and Ryan Coutts, the Chief’s son. The Yellowhead County crew features straight-talking Gabby Sundstrom, hard-charging Captain Corinne Grant, and ‘speed-demon’ Mike Toniak.
 
No matter what comes their way, from battling a raging home fire, to Search and Rescue, saving lives on the most remote highways, or delivering a new life, no job is too big, or too small.

ORIGINAL SCORE BY WILLIAM BAIRD

“It is my pleasure to recommend William to anyone who is looking for high level, super edgy composition for series, drama or documentary work.

William created a wide range of tracks that varied from an opening, a title sequence, action, dramatic and funny cues to entire sequences and closing credits. William is so great to work with and extremely flexible. We had to translate emotional, fast pace and sometimes dangerous situations into music cues that accommodated but didn’t overwhelm the story or the visual.

William was happy to make changes and accommodate these needs.

He also came up with great and exciting solutions that made it clear we are working with a true professional. I feel that his work complimented the series and added a depth that can’t be done with a music library. For more details feel free to reach out to me at Sharone@4eastmedia.com - 647 887 0238.”

Sharone Ostrovsky - Executive Producer


EVICTION NOTICE - CBC SHORT DOCumentary FILM

Midfield Mobile Home Park is in a prime location, a 17-acre inner-city site located at the one of the busiest sections of the city — where the TransCanada Highway meets the city’s main freeway.

For more than four decades, residents saw the city grow up around them, yet the community remained mostly unchanged. Neighbours helped neighbours, gardens were planted, children were raised. Midfield was a small town within a big city.

In 2014, residents received an eviction notice: the park was to be be closed on September 30th, 2017. The date was set for the final battle in a war that had been raging for 20 years.

ORIGINAL SCORE BY WILLIAM BAIRD


LIVING PROOF - FEATURE LENGTH award-winning DOCUMENTARY FILM

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LIVING PROOF is a dynamic, fast-paced multiple award-winning feature-length documentary that examines the crippling politics of multiple sclerosis. Diagnosed with the disease, filmmaker Matt Embry embarks on a journey to meet top MS experts to find hope for treatment. From Italy to Iowa, he encounters a network of other MS sufferers who ignore neurologists, share their own information and question if Big Pharma, academia, government and multiple sclerosis charities are keeping MS patients from accessing alternative treatments for the sake of profit. 

Living Proof stylistically blends first-person investigative film-making, science, and a compelling, heartfelt story of a father and son’s fight to distill the truth and save lives.

ORIGINAL SCORE BY WILLIAM BAIRD

TRAILER MUSIC BY WILLIAM BAIRD

“Working with William Baird on the score for the feature documentary ‘Living Proof’ was an incredible experience from beginning to end. William took the time to harmonize our creative approach prior to his composing and sent examples early in his process to ensure that he was on the right path. Further, William was forced to work under a tight deadline and he masterfully delivered!

From composing, to spotting sessions, to reviewing the documentary in theatre, William's dedication to excellence is unmatched in my experience as a filmmaker.”

Matt Embry - Director


THE SECRET MARATHON - FEATURE length DOCUMENTARY (in progress)

Inspired by a story of courage, a young woman and her legendary marathon mentor train in secret for the Marathon of Afghanistan, only to uncover that for the runners, this marathon is much more than just a race.

I am honored to have been chosen to score this future documentary feature, and to work with Directors Scott Townend and Kate McKenzie.


MULE - LIVING ON THE OUTSIDE - award-winning short DOCUMENTARY

 

John Sears, aka Mule, has been roaming the western United States with his three mules for thirty years, trying to find balance between the man‐made and the natural worlds.

The aged man and his animals sleep outside every day, moving from place to place as they please.

While many appreciate Mule’s nomadic lifestyle and applaud his courage, he’s not welcomed everywhere.

ORIGINAL SCORE BY WILLIAM BAIRD

TRAILER MUSIC BY WILLIAM BAIRD

“William Baird composed the music for my short documentary.  It was a wonderful score -- emotional and evocative.  I don't think I'm the only director who has difficulty describing what I want the music to sound like, but William really knows how to ask the right questions and, most importantly, listen to my ramblings.  I look forward to working with him again!”

John McDonald - Producer / Director

MULE - LIVING ON THE OUTSIDE - FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY (WORK IN PROGRESS)


time team - TV documentary FOR CHANNEL 4 UK

BAFTA award nominated, Channel 4 documentary series, 'Time Team'. This film tells the story of how a dedicated team of historians uncovered an ancient 'Crannog' on the banks of Loch Tay, Scotland.

Beneath the surface lie the remains of an Iron Age crannog or wooden house on stilts. Unusual structures such as this were built on lakes all over Scotland, but this is the first to be explored fully, over the course of an eight-week dive. The clean, peaty quality of the water means the artefacts uncovered are perfectly preserved, providing a remarkable insight into how these buildings were constructed and how the residents lived 2,600 years ago.

ORIGINAL SCORE BY WILLIAM BAIRD


WINSTON's war - TV documentary FOR CHANNEL 4 UK

Max Hastings's two-part documentary, Winston's War (Channel 4), gave a fascinating sense of just how difficult the British High Command found joining Winston Churchill's walk with destiny. Churchill had tantrums and huffs.

This inside story of Churchill's WW2, exploring the ups and downs of his relationships with his key advisors, and the impact this had on the conduct of the war.

ORIGINAL SCORE BY WILLIAM BAIRD


Feature Film - web of deceit

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By taking away everything in life that matters to him, Ex-SBS Operative, Brett Gunner, is tricked into doing one more mission. This leads to breaking an undercover drug smuggling operation, but also breaking the world he wants back.

ORIGINAL SCORE BY WILLIAM BAIRD

TRAILER MUSIC BY WILLIAM BAIRD


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