In Spring 2018, a director friend sent over a short script for a ghost story. Told over a number of timelines, the script had an inter-dimensional quality which echoed some of the work I’d been writing about around Twin Peaks: The Return. The story centred around ideas of death, memory, and using metaphors of the sea and heavy weather to evoke themes of what it is to live and love.
The script chopped and changed a little from that first draft and following conversations around the story with the director, writer, producers and others (and some beautiful location recce shots), I wrote a couple of sound design orientated pieces. Later, I added some more traditional music cues prior to shooting and was overjoyed to take up the role of composer on the production in the Summer.
With finance secured, the film’s principal photography was completed October 2018 and it was a delight to both visit the set and learn from the actors that some of those music cues had been played for mood during shooting.
Now in post-production, I’m working with a group of collaborators to deepen the score. One of the most satisfying purely creative projects I’ve been involved in, I’m looking forward to sharing this work for what I think will be a beautiful and poignant film.