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Composers Offer a Glimpse Into Their Craft in ‘Score: A Film Music Documentary’

Composers Offer a Glimpse Into Their Craft in 'Score: A Film Music Documentary'

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SCORE: A Film Music Documentary

Logline: Hollywood composers guide a journey through the world’s most-recognized music genre: the film score.

Elevator Pitch: 
“SCORE” will break down scores for their memorable constructions, and explore the anatomy of a compelling score and what it takes to write a score that echoes in moviegoers’ heads for decades.

Taking a peek at how composers developed some of the most iconic scores in history, “SCORE” follows the creative struggles of designing a modern soundtrack from scratch, featuring some of cinema’s most recognized names in film music.

Turning the spotlight on the creative struggles that make up a major motion picture score, this documentary will showcase the way the world’s top soundsmiths solve musical challenges.

Production Team:
Matt Schrader – Director
Trevor Thompson – Producer
Jonathan Willbanks – Producer
Robert Kraft – Producer
Kenny Holmes – Cinematographer
Nate Gold – Cinematographer
Crystal Chavarria – Producer

About the Film:
In August 2014, two Emmy Award-winning journalists began working on SCORE, the first documentary to dive into the tunes of Hollywood films. Leaving his job to pursue the film as a passion project, Matt Schrader rounded up a team of talented cinematographers and producers to begin interviewing and following Hollywood’s top composers. Now in post-production, “SCORE: A Film Music Documentary” has evolved into the most comprehensive documentary ever assembled about ‘A’-list film composers and the music created to accompany powerful images.

Current Status: Post-production.

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