"Working on Effie Gray was a privilege," Cantelon said. "I was allowed to write the music freely, which in turn allowed the music to express the depth of the emotion that the film creates. I was raised in a very similar religious background to that of John Ruskin, and was exceedingly moved by the film's exploration of those important influences. This personal connection propelled the music to become a fully realized character."
"The whole film is brimming over with emotions on all scales," said Cantelon. "Though very small, the solitary scene of Ruskin winding his watch at the end of the film, is to me, utterly devastating. Hopefully, my music worked to convey the feelings of such a moving film."