Dinner For Few is currently making the festival rounds in Europe. It is an animated film that has generated quite a bit of buzz due to its unapologetic depiction of the sad state of the global economy. Very weighty subject matter.
I was thrilled to be invited by friend and talented composer Kostas Christides to help with music preparation and orchestration on this movie. It is not often anymore that you see a short film receiving a full orchestral treatment, but filmmaker Nassos Vakalis made sure that there was enough budget left over to record. The result is an ear-catching and dramatic score that underlines the themes of the film nicely.
This past week, the decision paid off with a much-deserved “Best Original Music” award for Kostas at the Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece.
Below is a cool “Behind the Music” video they made, featuring Kostas and including some of the parts that I helped prepare onscreen (!). Enjoy!