"a beautifully real story [...] brimming with hurt and heartbreak"
A Story of Modern Love
The Story
What We Left Behind follows the turbulent love story of Sam (Katie Shortt) and Elliott (Mosa Kambule). When Sam leaves home for University overseas, the dynamic of her relationship with Elliott changes and they must learn to cope with the separation.
Sam struggles to find harmony between the new life she’s building at University with the life she left at home as Elliott battles his deep desire to bring her home.
What We Left Behind (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Composed by Ryan Robson-Bluer
Ryan caught the production’s attention with his debut album, 2019’s ‘The Things My Mirror Taught Me’. To date, the album has over 200,000 streams on Spotify and has garnered critical acclaim across the world.
Since its inception, music was a vital inspiration for ‘What We Left Behind’. Elliott Smith, Bright Eyes and The Smiths were the sonic backdrop for the project.
When it came to post-production, the film’s early drafts were filled with the music of Jon Brion (Lady Bird, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), The Newtown Brothers (The Haunting of Bly Manor) and Daniel Hart’s masterful work on A Ghost Story. This became a massive inspiration for Ryan when he began writing the original score for the film.
The score was recorded and mastered at Redbox Recording Studios in Belfast by industry legend Cormac O’Kane and his colleague Richard Brown.
The score was performed by an incredible sextet of young musicians. Ellen Hartin and Tara Mulvey on Violin, Charlotte Harding and Maebh Martin on Viola, Michael Burrowes on Piano and April Rose on Cello.
The soundtrack is available now on all major music platforms.

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