Executive produced by acclaimed Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Tom Jennings of 1895 Films (Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes; MLK: The Assassination Tapes), Diana: In Her Own Words weaves archival footage and photography with these rarely heard recordings and is the latest presentation under the National Geographic Documentary Films banner. The story reveals Diana’s thoughts and feelings at a very specific point in her life, presenting one side of a very complicated story…her side. Entirely in her voice, with no interviews, most of these unique recordings have never been broadcast before. The film shines fresh perspective on the Princess’ emotional journey from childhood to her relationship with HRH Prince of Wales and her pervasive public life under the microscope.
FilmGamesEtc was lucky to receive the opportunity to exclusively debut two music cues from the highly-anticipated documentary. They are composed by Jasha Klebe for Bleeding Fingers Music. Jasha has taken the film & TV music world by storm recently, after just receiving his first 2 Emmy nominations, for his work scoring BBC’s Planet Earth II, and Nat Geo’s Challenger Disaster: The Lost Tapes.
Russell Emanuel, CEO of Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop, one of the most innovative companies in the music for visual media space, creatively produced the score. As a UK native, this story is personal for Emanuel. He shared with us his thoughts on Bleeding Fingers’ work on the score:
“It’s an honor and privilege for us all at Bleeding Fingers to be scoring such a historically important documentary. The show provided an extremely interesting musical challenge. Our aim was to preserve the Royal value of her story whilst allowing The Princess’s voice to remain the primary focus.”
Check out the emotional & evocative score in the special’s premiere tonight, August 14th, at 9pm on National Geographic. To give you a bit of a taste, we have received 2 of main music cues below as an exclusive courtesy of Bleeding Fingers and National Geographic. Be sure to tweet your thoughts tonight to @JashaKlebe, Russell (@RustyMassive), and @NatGeoChannel.