Film & Theatre

In 2022, Andres Roots composed and recorded music for 1Teater's Estonian adaptation of the N. Richard Nash play "The Rainmaker" - "Vihmameister". 

Roots' music has been heard in feature films such as Peeter Simm's award-winning "Üksik saar/Lonely Island" (Estonia/Latvia/Belarus 2012) and Andres & Katrin Maimik's "Minu näoga onu/The Man Who Looks Like Me" (2017), documentaries like the Simm-directed "Eesti Tennis 100" (2014) and TV series from ETV's "Köögikodanikud" (2011-2012) to Kanal 2's "Ühikarotid" (2011), "Naabriplika" (2015) and "Ivo Linna Ameerika lugu" (2017).

The 2017 Prima Vista International Literature Festival saw Andres Roots perform live music for Buster Keaton's silent film classics "Cops" (1922) and "The Balloonatic" (1923) with the Sawmill Roots Orchestra. At the 20/20 Film Festival in 2019, he provided solo accompaniment for the two earliest Estonian silent films: "Laenatud naene" (1913) and "Karujaht Pärnumaal" (1914). The latter soundtrack was recorded in April 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown for the Estonian Embassy in London's #time4estonia online project and is now available for viewing online.