The 2017 Dallas International Film Festival brought many amazing films and documentaries to DFW, but few hit as close to home (musically speaking) as Matt Schrader‘s feature, SCORE: A Film Music Documentary. Schrader’s film profiles various personalities and titans in the industry to chronicle the history of film music, reaffirm its importance in our culture, and attempt to explain why certain scores continue to resonate decades later. I can honestly say I’ve been a music fan longer than I’ve been a film fan, and as such, forgive the pun, this doc was music to my ears.
We spoke to Schrader in 2015 while he was in the middle of interviewing the composers for the doc (if you love film music, this is a must read). But even then, he and his team knew they had something special. We supported the Kickstarter campaign, and have followed this film very closely, so we were thrilled to catch up with Schrader after the DIFF screening for this exclusive interview. Enjoy!
SCORE: A Film Music Documentary is directed by Matt Schrader and produced by his company, Epicleff Media, LLC. The doc is currently in its festival run, but is slated for theatrical release in June 16. Other format releases will follow in late Summer or early Fall of 2017.
For more information, as well as a list of all the talent interviewed for this feature, head to the official website: www.score-movie.com
This documentary brings Hollywood’s premier composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world’s most widely known music genre: the film score.