Soundtrack composer needed
This is a general but urgent call for expressions of interest.
We’ve been approached by a local Film Maker by the name of David Hay who is in post production on a short film set for festival circuit releases overseas and here in NZ.
His production is in (rather urgent) need for a composer to write around 8 minutes of music as I understand it. They are looking for something in the style of the Nick Cave, Warren Ellis soundtrack for “The Assassination of Jesse James”.
While there is a budget for music this is may be more of an opportunity for someone looking to add to their portfolio.
See below for the synopsis and David’s contact details.
‘Chloe’ is a bizarre and twisted modern fable, brimming with suspense and an added pinch of the supernatural. It tells the tale of Jen, who rediscovers her long abandoned daughter, Chloe – right where she left her countless years earlier – in the cupboard under the stairs!
We want to hit the Venice film festival deadline on the 21st of June. Where we’re at is that we have picture-locked the movie so it’s ready for the sound work to begin immediately.
This is a production that has brought together a lot of experience and passion (I’ve listed key personnel below). I’m really pleased with how the film is looking so far and feel very optimistic that we can achieve our primary goal which is that everyone involved can be utterly proud of the finished movie. Beyond that, our aim for Chloe is that she will screen at the biggest European and US festivals before coming home to the NZ film festival.
As far as the music is concerned, we are looking for a nerve janglingly creepy suspense soundtrack that can lead the drama. There is not much dialogue in the film so this is a great showcase for the composer. The film requires about eight minutes worth of music, with varying degrees of complexity.
There is a one-off payment of $300 for the completed score. While I realise that this is very little for the service I’m asking, this is a very low budget, self-funded production – next time!
david hay / director / 0064 210602666 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director – David Hay
David is a TV documentary director, writer and editor of long standing with credits on a huge variety of shows spanning more than ten years. Recent work includes What’s Really in Our Food?, Target and TVNZ7’s flagship science show Ever Wondered? He began his career making short films and is excited to be getting back into it again, particularly with a script as special as Chloe.
Producer – Stacey Murdoch
Stacey is a long-time TV3 producer, currently working on Campbell Live. She is highly regarded for her organisation, compassion and work ethic.
Jen – Ilona Rogers
Ilona really needs no introduction. She is a Kiwi legend of stage and screen with credits for a long list of international classics such as Dr. Who, The Avengers, Prisoner, Sons and Daughters and Gloss to name but a few.
Chloe – Madeline Cooper
Newcomer Madeline has a had a busy year in short films, stage productions and video clips and is excited to be challenging herself in the title role.
DoP – Tim Flower
Tim has just finished shooting his first feature, a modern reinvention of Romeo and Juliet and has distinguished himself with a long list of music videos for artists such as Shihad, The Checks and PNC.
Production Designer – Jasmine Rogers-Scott
Jasmine already has a two low-budget features and many a short under her belt and has recently finished sorting out the blood from the gore in the art dept. on the final season of Spartacus.
Sound Designer – Amy Barber
Amy has worked on a number of features across documentary and drama as well as countless hours of television from Spartacus to What’s Really In Our Food? and will be using her finely tuned ear to create the soundscape of Chloe.