Esrever

Director Tim Glover (USA) commissioned me to score his recent short film, ‘Esrever’, a thriller in reverse (with a twist). The brief was to compose a soundtrack which was equal parts bleak and haunting, as the story featured the last hours of a suicidal depressive.

Due to budget contraints, no ‘real’ instrumentation was used on the recording, instead I produced the soundtrack using synths and plugin sample libraries to the best effect.

Prebirth – The Eternal War

In summer I scored the soundtrack to Prebirth – The Eternal War,
an otherworldly thriller directed by Josh Jackson & Brian M. Tang about angels and demons battling over unborn souls.

Following in depth discussions with the director, I began by scoring a few musical themes for the characters, motifs that supported their emotional state, then combined it with a sound palette that reinforced the connection between the two worlds. I used a fair amount of bespoke sound design; choir manipulation, drum builds, some electric guitar (courtesy of Patrick O.Beck), to pack a punch at certain key points, remaining in close contact with the directors throughout to ensure my score supported their creative vision and met their expectations.

The score was mixed and mastered at Studio Kroess, Vienna by Kurt Richter (Sound Distillery).