I kept a running blog during the last feature long score I composed for GUT and so I figured I’d do the same here. I like the idea of sharing thoughts along the way and whatever issues I end up dealing with while trying to create something meaningful and effective for a film.
Like GUT, Ayla is written and directed by my long time friend and collaborator Elias and I’m really looking forward to this one. GUT was finished a while back and it’s nice to have a new large scale project to go into. We’re all a little more seasoned than we were before and I get a great feeling about this movie being a real success. I think it’s going to be good. I’ve read the script and it’s great. The poster art by Mike Pappa shown here is also super inspiring. The Kickstarter for the film has launched and if all goes well we will soon be on our way to making this thing a reality.
When reading GUT I’d originally imagined a score similar to something that Fabio Frizzi would have done for Lucio Fulci in films like The Beyond or Walter Rizzati’s work on House by the Cemetery. When I saw early cuts of the movie I knew immediately that none of those initial ideas would have worked. For a later re-release of the film LoveCracked (now The Horror of H.P. Lovecraft) I’d be able to hit on those classic Italian horror themes a little but not as much as I’d have liked. I only mention this because I now realize that regardless of the script, that’s the music I just imagine regardless of what I’m reading. I could listen to that stuff forever but I just don’t know if it will ever fit into anything I get put on my plate. So despite those ideas creeping into my mind while reading Ayla I doubt they will see the light of day. BUT! I DO have some great ideas in mind that I think will work… and more on that in the next entry! Until then, check out the Kickstarter page for Ayla and if you feel so inclined, contribute and help out with the film seeing the light of day!