INSIDE THE SCORE
Take a look into my process and find out how I use music as a problem solving device and critical component in helping tell a story.
The Music of Madness
Composer Adrian Ellis is charged with scoring the strangest, most violent film of his career.
He abandons his classical instruments to create music from items as ugly as the film itself: discarded metal boxes, power saws, jars, crowbars. He plays them with drumsticks, with violin bows, he pulls apart a piano and plays it with fishing wire. It’s a creative and poetic documentary that takes us through the demanding process of composing a film score. THE MUSIC OF MADNESS is an exploration of the challenges and power of experimentation, hand-crafted for any filmmaker, composer, cinephile or musician alike. Winner of Best Music at the Hamilton International Film Festival, 2019.
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Behind the Score – The Scarehouse
The Scarehouse offered a unique opportunity to record sounds from the actual set of the film, which were processed and layered in with orchestral and synth elements. Check out this behind the scenes look at the process, culminating in a string recording session in Prague. The Scarehouse stars Sarah Booth (American Horror Story, Law & Order SVU), Katherine Barrell (Wynonna Earp, CBC’s Working Moms) and Kimberly-Sue Murray (Crimson Peak). The film was Best Feature at the New York City Film Festival and Top 5 Box Office in Canada during its opening weekend. Since then the film has enjoyed theatrical and digital release in various international markets including the USA, UK, Germany, Philippines, Japan and more. The Scarehouse Bluray is available for purchase on Amazon.
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