Just started getting the first pieces of music from composer Brian H. Kim (http://www.brianhkim.com/) aka B.K. aka Awesome Person Who Creates Equally Awesome Music That Makes Your Film Seem 10 Times Better.
I love that man. He's really, really great.
Music was the beginning of this movie. September of last year, I had a premise for a film, but I didn't have a story, I didn't have a movie.
Then I had an idea. It wasn't an ingenious story idea, and it wasn't a wowing visual idea.
Simple, sentimental piano music...
And from there it began. I imagined the music, and it carried me from scene to scene, dialogue to dialogue. And I had a movie.
Aside from Super Producer Mike, Brian was the first key crew member I approached. At our first meeting, which happened in a nice little Koreatown Café that sold really expensive, mediocre green tea, I asked him to create a theme for Leonore before we started shooting.
I believe I requested a piano piece that was "simple and elegant, sentimental, melodramatic, something a melancholy adolescent upper-class Korean girl might play, reminiscent of Korean dramas, something you can play both at Leonore's wedding and funeral..."
Now that's a lot of words to summarize into a "simple" piano piece. But Brian did. And while shooting, whenever I was a little unsure about the emotional connection from one scene to another, I imagined the music, played it in my head.
So here's to music. And the man who's creating it.
I kind of hope Brian doesn't see this before he finishes composing. I'm afraid he might feel pressure and suddenly experience writer's block.