The Song of Names

Over the first few months of the academic year, Lower School violinist, Luke, has been involved in an exciting project many miles from Wells, filming for the forthcoming Serendipity Point Films production, The Song of Names, in locations across Germany, Hungary and the UK.

The film, directed by Francois Girard, is based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Norman Lebrecht, with the screenplay written by Jeffrey Caine.

Starring Clive Owen, Tim Roth and Catherine McCormack, The Song of Names is a heart-wrenching tale of friendship, faith, betrayal and classical music – with a score by legendary Oscar-winning Lord Of The Rings composer Howard Shore. An emotional detective story spread over two continents and a half century, the horror of war and the lost souls extinguished from history burns beneath the film’s stunning and pulsing musical revelations.

Winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award, The Song of Names tells the tale of two boys brought together on the eve of World War II. Martin is the son of successful musical talent agent Mortimer Simmonds. Dovidl is a nine-year-old violinist of extraordinary promise from Warsaw who arrives at Martin’s house to study with the celebrated Carl Flesch. With Dovidl’s family trapped in Poland, the two boys form a symbiotic relationship, resulting in abandonment, betrayal, envy, and exaltation.

Luke plays the young Dovidl, played as an adult by Clive Owen. As well as his acting talents, Luke was chosen for his musical skill as a young violinist.

We are looking forward to enjoying Luke’s debut in what promises to be a stunning and emotive film when it is released later his year.  

The above photo shows Luke performing in our production of Peter Pan