Spring is in the air and I am feeling really good! Some cool stuff to report…
One of my latest scores is for an intriguing Feature Documentary titled “Unraveled”. It chronicles the life of corrupt lawyer Marc Dreier, who pleaded guilty on May 11th 2009 to charges of conspiracy to commit security fraud and wire fraud in a scheme to sell $700 million dollars in fictitious promissory notes. It’s a fascinating character study of a man who made such tragic choices in life. This brilliant lawyer has been stripped of his reputation and tarnished his family’s name.
Musically, the score combines an intense minimalist sound palate with traditional orchestral instruments and electronic elements. Because the film largely takes place in Dreier’s apartment (he is under house arrest), I needed to create a score that has a feeling of confinement and isolation while at the same time explores the crime and how this lawyer plotted the fraud.
I am so thrilled to be part of such a quality film! It will be premiered at the LA Film Festival in mid June. It also has been selected for the Nantucket Film Festival at the end of June. What is so challenging about composing a Documentary score is that a composer has to walk the fine line between writing dramatic music yet not tipping the audience to feel a certain way. It needs to be subtle and powerful at the same time, yet not ruining the narrative and forcing it’s way into the story.
I am thrilled to have worked on this film and I hope you get a chance to check it out.