Star-Studded Film Score Documentary Launches on Kickstarter Feb. 15
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 15, 2015) – They say that behind every great movie is a great score. But do you know the story behind every great score?
So much attention is paid to what happens in front of the red light of a motion picture camera. But the magic that unfolds under the red light of the studio scoring stage is just as spectacular, as SCORE: A Film Music Documentary will reveal.
SCORE launches on Kickstarter Feb. 15 to raise funds to finish a film that will feature A-list composers such as Danny Elfman (Batman, Spider-Man, Alice in Wonderland), Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Departed) and John Debney (Passion of the Christ, Elf, Star Trek: The Next Generation), as well as insight from others in Hollywood including leasing film critic Leonard Maltin and legendary director/producer/actor Garry Marshall.
“Music by itself has an emotional impact all on its own,” says composer Christophe Beck who penned the score for Disney’s Frozen.
“For a younger generation, film music is the symphonic music of today,” says Patrick Russ of the Film Music Foundation.
Epicleff Media’s thoughtful, engaging documentary will guide viewers through the creative processes of some of the world’s greatest musicians as they create some of the world’s most emotionally expressive music. SCORE highlights the ups and downs of the creative process, a process with as many highs and lows as the winding melodies we’ve come to love.
Funds raised from Kickstarter will go toward final production costs for what will be the most definitive documentary ever made about film music’s biggest stars. Supporters will be able to pre-order the film, with their contributions covering the cost of the production. Backers who pledge more could be rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have their own musical motif written by a Hollywood composer, or a trip to Los Angeles to attend the premiere.
Support is needed to finish this massive undertaking so fans of film music can learn why film composers are considered to be the Mozarts and the Michelangelos of our day, and why many believe there is a new Renaissance occurring right before our eyes.
Fans will see the sound and the fury behind the score.
“We’re harnessing something from the ether,” says composer Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, 300, Watchmen) of his craft. “It’s exciting.”
SCORE: A Film Music Documentary will launch on Kickstarter Feb. 15 with a fundraising goal of $40,000 to cover operating expenses, fees and creative costs.
Epicleff Media is a Los Angeles-based production company specializing in crafting compelling nonfiction projects with deep journalistic value. Its members are established, award-winning producers, photographers, editors and journalists.