The above trailer culls together several music themes I created for the film. All of the music tracks were created in 5.1 surround using my Pro Tools TDM system. The sample library was from Bitheadz Unity, sequenced in ProTools. The sound is surprisingly realistic for the date – sample libraries were still rather new animals in 2004 because the computer technology was not up to the bandwidth to handle large libraries and video at the same time. (This score was created was using a year 2000 Mac G4: 450MHz processor; 256MB RAM with the ProTools core and 3 farm cards installed, version 5.5.1). I could watch a tiny video while composing. At the time, it was quite high end. We’ve come a long way in technology!
Regardless, it’s an example of what I used to tell my students: compose ‘around the samples you have’ – knowing what samples in your library sound best in what registers: that is still true today and will remain so for the future.
This movie was never officially released, and though it does have an IMDB number, my name is not associated with it for reasons I don’t understand. There was one point where the director went to another composer without letting me know – maybe that’s the reason. But later on, Keith Alan Morris hired me to write the soundtrack for “Runaway Hearts”, which I was happy to do. There are quite a few tracks from the movie that have never seen the light of day! Let me know if you’re interested in licensing any of them.