Monday, September 5, 2016

"Other Fish" Trailer

I recently served as composer, sound editor and re-recording mixer for the short animation Other Fish. Here's the trailer:

The film was co-directed by Josh Roush and Josh Stifter. It features voice acting from Michael Parks ("Argo", "Django Unchained"), Harley Quinn Smith ("Tusk", "Clerks II"), and Jacqui Duncan ("Old School", "White Lines").

In the film, a recently divorced mother seeks to prove her independence by swimming a channel of shark-infested water. It's a strange and hard-to-classify film, which makes sense when you know it's based on a dream Roush's wife recounted.

To create the musical score for such a dreamlike piece, I called on a couple of friends for help: Ben Connelly contributed lap steel guitar, audible at the very top of the trailer. And Ben Glaros shredded some power chords on guitar for the Black Sabbath-inspired passage at about :28.

The film should be making festival rounds soon. Please get in touch if you have any leads on festival screening or other showcase opportunities.

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