I am deeply honoured that Sounds Perfect, a film that I wrote the music for and that has already appeared at a number of festivals, has now been selected for the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival in France this month.
The film, an adults-only comedy, was made for the inaugural Tropfest NZ Festival in 2012 and was a finalist, winning several awards. It has since gone on to play at about seven festivals around the world.
Dave Dobson is a self -proclaimed 'audio enhancement engineer' in the film industry. While his uninspiring workmates are happy to churn out the same clichéd slaps and squelches film after film, Dave hears a higher calling.
I put the music together in a matter of hours (they got it to me a day before it was due) and it definitely isn't characteristic of any other writing I've done but it makes me laugh and serves the film well.
It's amazing how we creators just do what we do and then sometimes a film just gets picked up and has a life of its own.
Cannes takes the cake, but it is also about to screen in the:
- Wet Your Pants Comedy Film Festival in Indianapolis
- Iron Mule Comedy Series in New York
- LA Comedy Ninja Film Festival
Congrats to the Sideways Team (www.sidewaysproductions.co.nz). Bring on our next project!