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The Pay Day




Sam Bradford


Simon Callow, Kyla Frye, Sam Benjamin, Vincent Jerome

About the Project

Jennifer is a broke and frustrated IT technician who is tapped by crime boss Gates to steal valuable data in a sophisticated hack worth millions on the black market. As if the dangerous pitfalls of her mission weren't enough, the sting grows more complicated when a charming con artist attempts to swipe the loot for himself.

The female-led British comedy heist stars Kyla Frye (Eastenders, Edge of Tomorrow), Simon Callow (The Witcher, Four Weddings and a Funeral), Sam Benjamin (Peaky Blinders, The War of the Worlds), Vincent Jerome (Waterloo Road), Marcus Onilude (Ted Lasso) and Ellen Thomas (Eastenders, Arcane).


The Pay Day was distributed by Vertical Entertainment with a US theatrical release in November 2022 and TVOD in the US and UK in December 2022.


The Pay Day (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) was released by Moviescore Media on 18 November, 2022.


"The… true triumph here is the sinewy score by Daisy Coole and Tom Nettleship (credited as "Two Twenty Two"), a funk-jazz-ambient hybrid that is laced throughout... Right now, it gets my vote for best original score of the year." - Michael Clark, Epoch Times

"The film also gets a lot of personality from Daisy Coole and Tom Nettleship's briskly up-tempo, somewhat smooth-ish jazz score, a bit in the tradition of Earl Klugh & Hubert Laws soundtrack for How to Beat the High Cost of Living" - Joe Bendel, JB Spins

"A big thumbs up to the music in this one. It’s all jazz music so it’s all jazzy, up-tempo kind of stuff. Like Cowboy Beebop. It just raised the coolness level of everything they’re doing when jazz starts playing over it. It’s so cool." - Geek Legend of Doom

About the Score

The soundtrack is a classic heist score with subtle flavours of 90's RnB, which was the brief from The Pay Day director, Sam Bradford. The comedy heist score moves between three key ideas: smokey jazz noir for the villain, 90's RnB-inspired cues reflecting the burgeoning romance between the two leads and, of course the pivotal heist montages with stylised screen wipes and cutaways, which are punctuated by funk grooves and a five-piece horn section. To contrast with the upbeat heist grooves, Daisy and Tom approached the villain's scenes as though it were shot in the 1960s Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, complete with muted trumpet, alto flute and the ever present bluesy wurlitzer, around which much of the score is centred.



Original Music by Daisy Coole & Tom Nettleship as Two Twenty Two

Soundtrack mixed by Christopher Pedley, Mastered by Mikael Carlsson


Score Engineer: Fiona Cruickshank

Assistant Engineer: Francesca Edwards

Music Preparation and Copyist: Tristan Noon

Score Assistant: Kezia Tomsett

Score Mixer: Olga Fitzroy


Wurlitzer, Hammond Organ, Vocals: Jason Charles-Nelson

Bass Guitar: Flo Moore

Drums: Alessio Barelli

Percussion: Pippin Yates

Guitar: Tom Nettleship

Trumpet: Brinley Heywood-Snell

Trumpet, Flugelhorn: Simon Da Silva

Trombone: David Horden

Tenor Saxophone: Rob Sell

Baritone Saxophone, Alto Flute: Bob Mckay

Additional Saxes, Alto Flute: Daisy Coole


Recorded at Lightship 95 Studios, London

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