BLANK

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

BLANK

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Director Natalie Kennedy

Music by Arhynn Descy

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

In BLANK, struggling author, Claire Rivers signs up for a fully A.I. operated retreat to help her writer’s block, but when an unforeseen software glitch occurs, she gets trapped inside her unit with a malfunctioning android, a degenerating host and no communication with the outside world. As time is running out, food supplies getting desperately low and the android becomes increasingly unstable, Claire must overcome her fears and find a way to outsmart the technology in order to make it out of the retreat alive.

BLANK is the debut feature from Director Natalie Kennedy (Down and Out) and has received accolades at several international sci-fi and genre film festivals including: Boston Science Fiction Film Festival (2022), GenreBlast Film Festival (2021), Lady Filmmakers Film Festival (2021), Other Worlds (2021).

Arhynn Descy – Score Composer – Statement

It was an utter pleasure working with Natalie on Blank. Her very clear vision allowed me all

the space in the world to use my creativity to realise that vision. There are two strands in

this film and I knew from the beginning that I wanted to create two different, yet

complementary sonic worlds to reflect these strands, which appear in multiple ways; real

person vs AI, present day vs past, outside vs inside, truth vs story. And so I crafted a sound

world that reflected all these ‘twos. Synth and programmed instruments were combined

with ‘real’ recorded piano and violin, the latter reaching a climax of human emotion, played

beautifully by violinist Francina Moll Salord in the final showdown between Claire and Rita –

real person vs AI. Correspondingly, the piano features its own duality in the score – a ‘real’

piano vs a broken piano and, as in the story, the two sound worlds collide and impact each

other as they inevitably must.

Natalie Kennedy – Director – Statement

It was clear in the early stages of working with Arhynn that her composition style would bring the essential sense of tension and unease so instrumental in the creation of the right tone and atmosphere for the film. As with other features in this genre the environment created by the soundtrack so heavily influences the end result and audience reaction.  From gentle beginnings with a sense of unknown menace, to the stark realities of entrapment, threat and an insistent sense of foreboding, Arhynn’s skill and grasp of the concept shine through.

SUBLIME

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

SUBLIME

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Written and Directed by Mariano Biasin

Music by EMilio Cervini

Festival Selection

-San Sebastian release (Sept. 21)

-Biarritz release (Sept. 27)

-Argentina commercial release (Nov. 17)

Manuel lives in a small coastal town. He plays bass in a band with his best friends. One of them is Felipe, with whom he shares a strong friendship. Unbreakable bond. Until the time comes to put it to test…

Composer Statement about the Music:

Making the music for Sublime was a very nurturing process for me. The 6 songs the protagonists band play during the story were the greatest challenge. I felt compelled to put myself in the shoes of the characters even before the casting happened. At times I went looking for my teenager rock bands experience. But hindsight was not enough, I needed to investigate the particularities of these character. How does Manu compose? Would Felipe make this riff? Would they use this word in the chorus? Would Fran sing this kind of melody?

The 3 songs from Azul’s brother band, are closer to the music that I listened to in my youth and that I still enjoy today. The composition work in this case was more natural. And regarding the incidental music, I felt those pieces had to be minimalist since the screenplay already had a lot of music performed by the characters.

For all this, I think that this album offers a kind of narrative within, and it is my wish that Sublime is a story that can be heard, even separated from its images.

Director Statement about the Music:

I’m delighted by this music. I wrote ‘band plays song 1’ or ‘Manu composes song 5’ in the screenplay. And now, after an amazing work with Emilio, I believe there couldn’t be better music for this film than this one. And I love we have this album version. I enjoy listening to it while I walk, especially when I walk in the sea shore.

THE CONVERSATION

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

THE CONVERSATION

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Director Dominik Sedlar

Music composed by Dalibor Grubačević

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Toronto 2022 Film Premiere

Based on a true story of a meeting in June 1945 between two powerful men with very opposite philosophies and perspectives on the future of their country. It is a dangerous time

As the Balkans war had just been won and the Nazis defeated, with The Red Army close at hand. A conversation that will shape the world

WWII ends on May 8th, 1945. Just nine days after the Partisans triumphantly enter Zagreb, Croatia.

On May 17th, the Partisan leader Josip Broz -Tito places Archbishop Alojzije Stepinac in “preventive detention”. He is seen as a threat to the soon to be created Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia. The only known conversation between the two occurs on June 4th, 1945. June 4th, 1945. A conversation that ultimately shapes the future of both men and the country of Croatia…

THE CONVERSATION

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Composed by Dalibor Grubačević

01. The Conversation – Prologue                                               4:28

02. Four Years of War                                                                   0:42

03. The Cave                                                                                  1:37

04. Marija Horvat                                                                          1:52

05. Of All The People In That Bus…                                           1:26

06. What Came Of Marija?                                                         3:28

07. When No One’s Looking                                                       1:15

08. Forgery                                                                                     1:46

09. Memories Of Marija                                                              2:55

10. Fever                                                                                         1:17

11. Farewell                                                                                    3:27

12. Epilogue                                                                                   2:28

13. End Credits                                                                              3:15

Composed and orchestrated by Dalibor Grubačević

Performed by LS Studio Orchestra

ALEJANDRO KARO

Album MARK

ALEJANDRO KARO

Album MARK

Emotional Melody….

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

For me, as a film music composer, is important to carry out this type of personal projects, because the way of working and producing this music is different from how you normally work music for film.

This new album, besides being a dream that I have had for a long time, it is a gift for me as composer, because in MARK I can make music that is very personal tome and that I really enjoy composing.

Alejandro Karo

Uýra: The Rising Forest Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Uýra: The Rising Forest

Uýra: A Retomada da Floresta

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Director Juliana Curi

Music Nascuy Linares

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Selection 2022 Outfest LA Festival

Selection 2022 Outfest LA Festival

Uyra, a trans-indigenous artist travels through the Amazon forest on a journey of self-discovery using performance art and ancestral messages to teach indigenous youth and confront structural racism and transphobia in Brazil.

MASTEMAH

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

MASTEMAH

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Director Didier D. Daarwin

Music by Yvi Slan

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Après la mort brutale d’un proche lors d’une séance d’hypnose qu’elle animait, Louise, jeune psychiatre tente de se reconstruire en s’installant dans un petit village de l’Aubrac. L’arrivée d’un nouveau patient au comportement étrange va la plonger dans une spirale infernale. Sa vie et celles des autres vont devenir un véritable enfer.

Yvi Slan s’est inspiré de György Ligeti, Krzysztof Penderecki, l’avant garde de la musique contemporaine polonaise des années 70. Il y a ajouté ses influences de fan de musique de science fiction comme les frères Bebe et Louis Barron. Yvi Slan a mélangé le tout aux bandes sons de films de genres actuelles comme les grosses productions internationales de films d’horreurs ou fantastiques. Son passé de compositeur de musiques électroniques, donne une musique résolument racé, ultra typé, moderne, comprenant tous les codes du cinéma de genre tout en s’en distinguant en y rajoutant sa « touch ».

Mastemah est une bande son, sombre, froide, triste, planante, totalement psychédélique, douce et ultra-violente et surtout sans compromis.

BROADWAY

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

BROADWAY

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Director Christos Massalas

Music by Gabriel Yared

Song “Snow Leopard” by Sillyboy’s Ghost Relatives

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Nelly has escaped from her wealthy and controlling family. As she dances in a strip club, she meets Markos, a small yet charismatic gangster, who helps her run away from her stepfathers henchmen. Markos soon becomes her protector and lover. He brings her into Broadway, Athens, an abandoned entertainment complex squatted by a small community of dancers, tramps, thieves and a captive monkey.

For a while, everything goes well, even when Broadway hosts a mysterious man, injured and covered with bandages, wanted dead by Athens’ most dangerous mafia. However, when Markos gets arrested and imprisoned, the newcomer will take an unexpectedly important place in the gang.

For years, I have admired the work of Gabriel Yared.

I wished that one day I could have the privilege to work with him, even though such a scenario didn’t seem very likely, given the scale of films produced in Greece. I would never have imagined that the stars would align for this to happen in my first feature film.

For the music of “Broadway”, I envisioned a mixture of pre-existing dance songs (from “Fame” to Greek pop songs of the 70s) with an orchestral score that would convey the mysterious and romantic intonations of the story.

“Broadway” is a film, which draws from different genres – it is a thriller, a love story, a variété of sorts – so the music plays a key part in bridging these different traditions and moods.

The idiom of Gabriel Yared’s work was exactly what this tale called for. His music is always surprising, modulating between ever-changing climates:  mysterious and yet deeply romantic; sharp and precise in composition, but fluid in its emotional resonance.

In ‘Broadway’, the music is not just underscoring the events. It is a force that drives the story, weaving a web of dramatic possibilities. It is the fuel, which sets the characters in motion, leading them through the twists and turns of chance.

And yet, like all great works, Gabriel’s music has a narrative of its own and will live and reverberate far beyond the screen.

Christos Massalas

Director

The director Christos Massalas and I met very early on in the process, before the film was shot. We discussed the film in detail, and also the colours and atmosphere of the music. I love being involved in films at an early stage because this gives me the time to reflect on the story and truly focus on its essence and spirit. 

After watching the first edit of the film, I began writing my main themes which I then crafted to particular scenes after the film was finalised.

Broadway really impressed me from the first time I saw it. It contains many unique qualities and immediately drags you in its microcosmos with all the darkness, mystery, and romance.

Christos’ attention to detail is admirable and it’s evident in all aspects of this film. He is a very promising young director who is also very musical. 

We had a wonderful collaboration and I am sure both Christos and his film will have a great future.

Gabriel Yared

April 2021

MISS MARX  (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

MISS MARX  (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Director Susanna Nichiarelli

Music by Gatto Ciliega Contro Il Grande Freddo

And Downtown Boys

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Selection Mostra Venice Film Festival

Best Music Soundtrack David De Donatello 2021

France cinema 4 Mai 2022

Bright, intelligent, passionate and free, Eleanos is Karl Marx’s young daughter. Among the first women to link the themes of feminism and socialism, she takes part in the worker’s battles and fights for women’s rights and the abolition of child labor. In 1883 she meets Edward Aveling and her life is crushed by a passionate but tragic love story….

“Music was fundamental in contributing to the tone of the film. As I always do, I made my musical choices while writing the script, choosing to use for certain situations the music of the Downtown Boys, a contemporary Marxist punk. Rock band. I thought that this transgressive band would render the images more powerful, bringing them somehow out or above time, and adding also an ironic detachment from the most dramatic events. The Downtown Boys have also reinterpreted the French L’Internationale. On the other hand, in order to comment romantically and ironically on the more sentimental parts, I used pieces of classical music, mainly by Chopin but also Liszt, reinterpreted with modern sounds and arrangements by Gatto Ciliegia contro il Grande Freddo, the band I’ve always worked with for the musical scores of my films and whose melancholic atmospheres I am particularly fond of.” 

Susanna Nichiarelli

TOXICA

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

TOXICA

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Director Rona Walter

Music by Nir Perlman

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

An injured stunt woman is infected by an ancient biological compound, when a side job as a PI goes wrong….

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT | TOXICA | dir. RONA WALTER

TOXICA is a movie that, as we found out after putting the visuals together, would deserve not only delicate sound design and SFX, but also quite the precise score.

The musical score is inspired by elements of 1990s rock music mixed with smooth synths and subtle orchestral elements. The gripping theme Nir crafted recurs throughout the entire film in different moods to cause a dreamlike – or rather nightmarish – cycle.

We emphasis the subtle dread lurking on screen, creeping closer with every act. For example, whenever “Professsor Senca”, portrayed by English actor Andrew Forbes (“Bronson”, “Dr Who”) is on screen, the sound of his clothes and movements is created with the sound of rustling leaves. We approached a similar procedure with Nir’s score, twisting expectations, to keep the audience unsettled without them quite knowing, why, Nir clicked immediately with my vision, and added some truly stunning ideas due to his seemingly endless knowledge of music.

COMPOSER’S STATEMENT | TOXICA | NIR PERLMAN

Right from the initial conversation with Rona we knew the score for TOXICA wouldn’t settle for a generic Hollywood fresque score. Working with the changing nature of the film’s visuals and narrative allowed me to musically explore each segment while trying to create a coherent sonic foundation for the film’s world.

I feel fortunate to have had the chance to work on a film that allowed me to compose for horror, fantasy, action and drama all at once!

In terms of instrumentation, I grounded much of sound world in synth-based elements while adding the softness of the orchestra and the grittiness of analog and digital processing of sounds (from guitars to harps to a string section).

I am very proud of what we’ve achieved with TOXICA, as crazy as it might seem, I think the film stands out in its own special way, and I’m glad I got to be a part of this project.

LA COLLINE OU RUGISSENT LES LIONNES / THE HILL WHERE LIONESSES ROAR

LA COLLINE OU RUGISSENT LES LIONNES

THE HILL WHERE LIONESSES ROAR

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Director Luàna Bajrami

Music by Aldo Shllaku

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Selection Quizaine des Realisateurs – Cannes 2021

France Cinema 27 Avril 2022

Three young and free-spirited women decide to escape their daily lives and form a  gang….

The movie is set in a remote Kosovar village and follows three young women fel their dreams have been stifled go on a quest for independence.

The dram premiered at last year’s Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and is being released in several international markets over the next couple of months.

Track List

  • 01 – A New Life
  • 02 – Qe’s Father
  • 03 – Trois + Un
  • 04 – A Newer Life
  • 05 – L’action
  • 06 – The Door
  • 07 – Le gros coup
  • 08 – Contrepoint
  • 09 – La fin