15 May Demons Never Die – EP Idris Elba
Original Post 10/10/2011
There’s a horror film in this year’s mix of projects. Continuing a tradition of working with up and coming talent, I’ve recently scored another UK indie feature called, “Demons Never Die”, written and directed by (someone to watch), Arjun Rose. Surprisingly, it was executive producer, Idris Elba, who asked me to come on board. His call came not long before this year’s Golden Globes, and it was the day after the Globes that we had a chance to meet and talk about “Demons” and our greater individual goals to produce and create beyond our respective fields. It was a pleasure to meet someone whose work I so admire. In case you haven’t checked out “Luther” yet, you’re really missing something.
Since my post about the 5 year anniversary of the UK release of “KiDULTHOOD”, you may spot a thread… I like to see fresh faces breaking through and I like being able to support projects like these, with people who are not afraid to take chances and who aren’t willing to wait around for some royal invitation to participate in the creative arena. Arjun had a particular vision for the score of “Demons Never Die”, and as a fan of my dark, contemporary score for “Boiler Room”, he hoped I could bring those sensibilities to his film. We talked about blending traditional and non traditional instrumentation to enhance the horror, while keeping the sound current. Arjun specifically wanted a love theme that sounded like a modern day fairytale for characters Archie (Robert Sheehan) and Jasmine (Jennie Jacques) in order to contrast against the dark themes and the horror. We worked long distance, LA – London, but the creative flow between us made the distance seem negligible and Arjun’s open minded approach to incorporating even suggestions made outside the musical realm gave me insight into how he is likely to grow as a director… Boundlessly.
In “Demons Never Die”, a new crop of young UK talent is getting their chance to shine. UK release is set for Oct. 28th, just in time for Halloween. Tulisa Contostavlos (N-Dubz, The X Factor), Robert Sheehan (Misfits), Jennie Jacques, Jason Maza, Emma Rigby, Jacob Anderson, Femi Oyeniran, Ashley Walters, Reggie Yates, Shanika Warren-Markland, Jack Doolan and Andrew Ellis are all names you’ll be hearing more about outside of the UK very soon…