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Nial Adams - Journey of an Artist




Tom Martin


Nial Adams

About the Project

A documentary short film by Cinematographer Tom Martin.


Winner of the Royal Television Society East Award 2020 for Production Craft Skills and Nominee for Best Short Film. The documentary screened at festivals including NHDocs, Chagrin Film Festival, Disappear Here Film Festival and Barnes Film Festival.


"We tell the story of Nial Adams, an incredibly talented artist who creates stunning, Turneresque oil paintings inspired by the skies and landscape of Norfolk. Whilst art is in his blood, he only returned to it later in life. His story explores loss, grief, legacy and embracing change." - Tom Martin, director

Winner 'Craft Skills Award' Royal Television East Awards 2020  

Nominated "Best Short Film' Royal Television East Awards 2020

Official Selection NHdocs 2020

Official Selection Chagrin Film Festival 2020

Official Selection Barnes Film Festival 2020


The sound for the Nial Adams documentary was the most guitar-focused Two Twenty Two has had to produce so far. Starting with classical nylon-string guitar and introducing varying guitars as Nial imparts intimately details of his life, of the loss of his father, mental health and coping with depression, art and embracing the change. Also used is solo bass guitar, baritone guitar, steel string, ebowed electric guitar and all intermittently working with strings and synth pads to create a textural, intimate and sensitive score throughout.

Nial Adams (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) was released on all digital platforms in 2020.

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