CHRISTMAS BREAK – IN

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

CHRISTMAS BREAK – IN

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Director Michael Kampa

Music by J Bateman

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Izzy is an energetic 9-year-old. Overscheduled and running late, her parents can’t pick her up on time on the last day of school before Christmas break. A blizzard complicates the matter, but not as much so as a pair of bad guys who are freezing in an ice cream truck. The school janitor is kidnapped by them, and it’s up to Izzy to save the day.

It’s close to Christmas and nine-year-old Izzy (Cameron Seely) is desperate to get a new guitar. Her parents have promised to take her after school if they can be bothered. You see, Izzy’s parents are ridiculously consumed with their very busy jobs, to the extent that they borderline neglect their two children. So off Izzy goes to school where she spends quite a lot of time with Ray the Janitor who teaches her the guitar. Then a blizzard hits, the school closes early and all parents must come and get their kids. All except Izzy’s. We’ve already established that they are not the most reliable people.

By now, Ray has realised that Izzy is on her own in the school and goes back to get her. He then gets kidnapped by the thieves who don’t know Izzy is still there. All the while the idiot parents have crashed their car, and are attempting to get to the school by other means. That includes trying to rob a snow ski, which they also crash. I told you they’re idiots.

Of course, this is primarily a kid’s Christmas movie so everything works out in the end. Christmas Break-In is basically Home Alone with a girl in a school. Sadly, it doesn’t have any of the same comic genius, decent script or plot as it’s predecessor. To the woman on IMDB who gave it two reviews, both with 10 stars – what were you thinking????

THE BOAT

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

THE BOAT

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

A film by Alessio Liguori

Music by Fabrizio Mancinelli

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Three engaged couples, Flavio  (Filippo Nigro)  and Elena  (Diane Fleri) , Federico  (Alessandro Tiberi)  and Claudia  (Marina Rocco)  and Enrico  (Marco Bocci)  and Martina  (Caterina Shulha)  decide to spend a weekend together in the Mediterranean, all guests on Flavio’s yacht. They are almost all rich, used to the good life, and this trip is an opportunity to spend time together and settle old grudges.

The outsider Martina, Enrico’s very young girlfriend, not used to that standard of living, but very attracted to the occasion, joins them. After the first day of celebration, sea and sun, the cruise takes a disturbing turn. Why did they wake up in the middle of the sea?

From Director Alessio Liguori

Music has always been the most important vibrational element in the success of any film. When I start working on a screenplay and focus on a new film, I listen to a wide array of music to channel the emotions of my work.  Working with Fabrizio Mancinelli surpassed my goals of creating an impactful score.  His sensitivity, knowledge of the medium and the shared culture of cinematic reference enable him to create unique and unforgettable music. Each time I work with him, he sets the bar higher and consistently manages to create something that well exceeds my expectations. Each challenge that we face in working on films becomes fascinating and stimulating. Working with Fabrizio is a privilege I wish for every director because he perfectly tailors his musical talent to each unique film.

From Composer Fabrizio Mancinelli

When Alessio Liguori asked me to compose the score for his thriller The Boat, I started carving themes based on the script, in order for the director to play some of the musical atmospheres on set to inspire the cast. Such a treat!

Some of the pieces ended up being used in the film, while others ended their lives on the cutting room floor.

We closely collaborated in creating a valid storytelling arc in music to properly underline each separate moment and grow until the end, without revealing too much of what we were about to see on screen.

It’s not usual to have this much fun while I work, especially on a thriller. I feel truly blessed to have collaborated with Alessio on this special film.

And I’m grateful to my great team (Luca Antonini and Piernicola Di Muro) and Budapest Scoring.

MY NAME IS VENDETTA

(Il mio nome e Vendetta)

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

MY NAME IS VENDETTA

(Il mio nome e Vendetta)

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

A film by Cosimo Gomez

Stared by Alessandro Gassman, Remo Girone…

Music by Giorgio Giampà – Marta Lucchesini 

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

A Netflix Film

After old enemies kill his family, a former mafia enforcer and his feisty daughter flee to Milan, where they hide out while plotting their revenge…

Statement:

My Name is Vendetta is a film about physical and emotional survival. The music tells the story of the characters’ struggle in solving an impossible riddle to stay united and alive. We move quickly from the slow, soft, and welcoming rhythms of a daughter’s affection for her father, to the wild, percussive, and noisy races of escaping death. Likewise, we move from being glued to each sync to alienating ourselves from what is happening in the scene embracing Santo and Sofia’s story in its entirety. The use of synthetic timbres has allowed us to exploit the same sound matrix in many cases by treating it until we got the most different results, from sweetness, to total brutality, creating, beyond the themes, links of sound texture that act as a narrative thread. Giorgio Giampà – Marta Lucchesini composers

Track List

  • 01 – Sofia Reborns
  • 02 – Black Metal Motor Race
  • 03 – Santo is Dying
  • 04 – Don Angelo’s Monsters
  • 05 – Sofia Learns How Yo Fight
  • 06 – Badass Dad
  • 07 – Santo Begins
  • 08 – Trust Me, Son
  • 09 – Santo, Sofia and The Forests Call
  • 10 – Santo Kidnapps
  • 11 – Sons of The Wrong Fathers
  • 12 – Sofia Was Born for It
  • 13 – My Name Is Vendetta

LE LYCEEN

(Winter Boy) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

LE LYCEEN

Winter Boy

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

A film by Christophe Honoré

Cast: Juliette Binoche, Paul Kircher, Vincent Lacoste..

Music by Yoshihiro Hanno

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Selection Toronto, San Sebastian, Tokyo Festivals….

A 17-year-old high school student trying to get to grips with the new challenges posed by death, life, the city and “the temptation of renouncement”.

Paris 26 December, the day before shooting.

Dear Yoshihiro,

I’m very excited to have you be the musician for my next feature film.

I admire your work and especially the music you composed for “Mountains May Departure”, Jia Zhangke’s film. I’m starting my shoot tomorrow, until mid-February. I am as always impatient and terrified. The story of my film is told by a 17-year-old man. He strives to reconstruct the events that took place in his life following the death of his father in a car accident. His narrative is troubled, chaotic, he tries to tame death, love and a shameful sense of freedom at the same time and it is as if he is trying to look the sun in the face. I would like to give my images to a theme that evokes disgrace, the loss of the idyll and the irruption of a new tenderness, where Lucas could take refuge when he no longer understands what is happening to him. I propose to send you regularly news of the film I am going to shoot, images, remarks, so that you can connect our two imaginaries for miles away. I am very happy to know that each of us, on two different continents, are starting to dream together of a film that does not yet exist. With all my friendship in Paris.

Christophe Honoré, Director

Before filming, Christophe Honoré gave me a briefing on the subject matter of Lycéan. 

He asked me to compose a Family nostalgia theme based on the story and some photos.

I expressed in music the transition from a 17-year-old boy to adulthood, fragility, confusion, family ties, and hope for the future, and entrusted these compositions to the director. 

Our collaboration achieved a miraculous synchronicity, with every song composed before filming resonating throughout this beautiful film. This was a surprise and a valuable experience.

Yoshihiro Hanno – Composer

THE LAND OF DREAMS

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

THE LAND OF DREAMS

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

A film by Nicola Abbatangelo

Music by Fabrizio Mancinelli

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

A young immigrant named Eva living in New York during the 1920s dreams of becoming a singer and falls for a pianist with an active imagination….

When Nicola Abbatangelo asked me to compose both the score and the songs for his first feature “The Land of Dreams” I was obviously overjoyed as this was a chance of a lifetime to express myself in a form, I always felt close to my heart: the musical. Nicola Abbatangelo and Davide Orsini’s script was the primary inspiration in conceiving a group of songs that could lead the storytelling crescendo of Eva and Armie’s adventure. Some songs are more danceable (with a longer Broadway-ish number) while some others incorporate moments of reflection. I channeled different experiences of my life as an immigrant in Eva’s feelings and in her desire to make it. The score is in line with the Fantasy-like look of the film (and how inspiring have been Mirco Sgarzi’s cinematography and Luigi Mearelli’s editing), incorporating more aleatoric moments (In the trenches – with a quasi-meta-music moment) and variations on the song themes which are fully developed in the piece called What dreams are made of. I have to thank Nicola for believing in me and strongly wanting me on this film and our producer Marco Belardi for granting us the resources to realize a fully orchestral score (in difficult covid times). And last, but not least, my ultimate thanks go to my music team. Without them I could have never achieved these results.

Fabrizio Mancinelli music composer

It’s never easy to make a movie. Like being on a rollercoaster, we travel at a supersonic speed, between ups and downs. It is for this very reason that I have always considered it essential to surround myself with true and great talents. With Fabrizio we share a true friendship and the dream to create stories that can give the audience that same amazement that pushed us, since childhood, to pursue this career. This was the propulsive force behind all the work on The Land Of Dreams. I wish Fabrizio, a marvelous Artist, and all the people who will listen to the beautiful music from our film, to never stop hoping and dreaming.

Nicola Abbatangelo – Director

VOUS N’AUREZ PAS MA HAINE

YOU WILL NOT HAVE MY HATE

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

VOUS N’AUREZ PAS MA HAINE

YOU WILL NOT HAVE MY HATE

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

A film by Kilian Riedhof

Music by Peter Hinderthür

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Selection Festival de Locarno

France cinema November 2

Germany cinema November 10

“Vous n’aurez pas ma haine”: L’histoire vraie d’Antoine Leiris, qui a perdu Hélène, sa femme bien-aimée, pendant les attentats du Bataclan à Paris. Adapté du livre d’Antoine Leyris.

Antoine lost his wife in the Bataclan bombing in Paris. In a Facebook post, he explains how he resists hate: he opposes that of terrorists to his love for his 3-year-old son. Bereaved, he seems to be losing ground.

Antoine lost his wife in the Bataclan bombing in Paris. In a Facebook post, he explains how he resists hate: He counters the terrorists’ hate with his love for his 3-year-old son.

Alto flute, string quartet, large string ensemble and electronics –

the composer Peter Hinderthuer finds a sensitive equivalent in the music for both the breakup of Antoine’s social structure and the painful return to life.

Peter’s score explores the space behind what is actually visible. The space of despair, hatred, memory and hope.
It is a music that oscillates between paradise and hell, light and darkness, angels and demons, life and death.
In its subtlety, it avoids all pathos, but not compassion.
It professes a cinema that touches and seduces.
And it possesses what movies are in their essence: magic.

Kilian Riedhof – Director

The terror of 13.11.2015 is real, the people who had to experience it are real, the losses, the pain and the grief are as well.
It was immediately clear that I could confidently throw my previous experience as a film composer overboard for this story. 
So I first wrote An Ode To Live – my attempt to counter the terrorists’ will to destroy with beauty and sophistication, as Leiris suggests in a TV interview.
Who knows how the somewhat strange-seeming “You will not have my hate” would sound if I hadn’t been allowed to compose it completely freely without the footage from the editing room.
The other pieces were also created at the request of the director away from the film and were only applied to the film very late in the editing process. 
I am very grateful to Kilian for this way of working, so I was able to focus fully on the emotional significance of this story.

Peter Hinderthür – Composer

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

BENDING REALITY

By Maximilien Mathevon

BENDING REALITY

By Maximilien Mathevon

Reality and Questions without answer…

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Bending Reality talks about the perception of reality, the faculty to interpret and manipulate this reality, to transform and sublimate it. What is true, what is wrong, what are the truths that exist behind appearances and how do they parasitize them? 

I wanted to create a constantly evolving sound universe, invaded by musical interferences which distort the appearances of the music.

I have also used unusual rhythms on some tracks (7/4) to create a sense of shift and that something is not working in the usual way.

This album is a constantly changing canvas, nourished by sounds and rhythms which add up, add to each other and evolve.

  • 01 – Point of View
  • 02 – Bending Reality
  • 03 – Beyond
  • 04 – Twisting Reality
  • 05 – Warp
  • 06 – Melting Reality
  • 07 – Glitch
  • 08 – Imagining Reality

HARINA

(Original Television Soundtrack)

HARINA

(Original Television Soundtrack)

Director Salvador Espinosa

Music by Andrés Sánchez Maher & Gus Reyes.

Label Plaza Mayor Company

HARINA, from Backdoor, becomes a series by Amazon and Comedy Central.

It will be an eight-episode series produced by ViacomCBS International Studios and will be seen on OTT by Amazon and on Pay TV by Comedy Central.

Harina tells the misadventures of the lieutenant and his partner Officer Ramirez, a very special police couple who must catch a serial killer known as “The Canceler”, whose goal is to end the lives of the most important characters on social networks with a very personal stamp, cutting their thumbs and throat.

Comedy Central and Amazon Prime Video Latin America announced the production and upcoming premiere of Harina, a spin-off inspired by the viral Backdoor sketch that will now become an eight-episode series that will be seen on both screens.

As detailed, the series will arrive in Latin America on March 9 by Comedy Central and on March 10 by Amazon Prime Video.

It stars Guillermo Villegas and Verónica Bravo and is directed by Salvador Espinosa (Club de Cuervos, Cómo sobrevivir soltero).

SIMPLE WOMEN

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

SIMPLE WOMEN

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Director Chiara Malta

Music by Olivier Mellano

Song “Kool Thing” by Sonic Youth

In this innovative fiction debut from Chiara Malta, a director with epilepsy trying to make a film about the life of famed Romanian actor Elina Löwensohn discovers that her real-life subject bears little resemblance to the star she idolized.

Federica (Jasmine Trinca), a clumsy and graceless Italian director, had her first epileptic seizure on Christmas Day 1989, while watching the execution of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena on television. Since childhood, her only passion was cinema, and one film in particular played an important role: Hal Hartley’s Simple Men, in which Romanian actor Elina Löwensohn has an onscreen seizure. For Federica, it was a critical moment of reflection and connection.

Director Chiara Malta was inspired by a meeting with the real Elina Löwensohn, an experience that started her questioning what it is that exists behind a simulacrum. In her tender, playful, and multi-layered fiction debut, she crafts a film that cleverly toys with perceptions and projections. Guiding us through the unconscious, Malta marches her characters from realism to the realm of magic realism, all the while weaving a captivating fable about idol worship and identity. The hypnotizing and innovative Simple Women proceeds like a colourful matryoshka: with the removal of each layer preconceived images take on new and spectacular forms.