LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Kevin Smithers ("Leaving Hotel
Romantic"), a renowned film music composer from Mexico City, is
creating the original score for the forthcoming short thriller film,
"Blood Lust" and for the short comedy film, "The Blind Date."
Due out this spring, "Blood Lust" follows a protagonist vampire that
finds a girl who represents eternal life. Sydnee Bethel makes her
directorial debut. Christopher Levine ("T is for Thigh") wrote the
script and produced the film. Starring are Cassandra Dailey, Thomas
Oliver and Kathy Wittes.
"The score is going to be very organic and acoustic rather than
electronic to emphasize the classic horror feel of the film," said
Smithers. "Contemporary concert music has used extended techniques for
a while now. A lot of people employ those sounds to call an ominous and
dark vibe to the music, very cinematic. It'll combine that with
straight forward orchestral writing to achieve that classic horror
Levine said of Smithers, "He's been so wonderful to work with! He's
patient with a perfectionist like me and I'm really excited to hear
what he has come up with for a very haunting soundtrack."
Levine produced and plays Randy in "The Blind Date." Directed by Zhandra
Reyes ("All Paths Lead to Roma"), the film was written, shot and edited
in 48 hours. It's been officially selected for screening at the
Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema on January 10th and has just
been submitted to the Palm Beach International Film Festival for its
Smithers and Levine also recently collaborated on a short film titled
"Fall in Love All Over Again" that is set to enter the On Location: Los
Angeles Project this year.
Smithers is a prolific composer with a range of musical styles. His
filmography includes "Mindscape" starring Mark Strong, Taissa Farmiga
and Brian Cox, "Dwarf Planets," "Eleven Months," "The Adventures of
Lynn and Leo" and "You're Still Here?" Smithers attended the Fermatta
Music Academy, the London Centre of Contemporary Music and the Berklee
College of Music in Valencia, Spain. He has worked with composers Corey
Allen Jackson, Lucas Vidal, Benjamin Wallfisch and Daniel Belardinelli.
"Blood Lust" is due to premiere on the festival circuit this spring and
will have additional digital distribution. An official release date is
to be announced. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/bloodlustfilm and http://www.kevinsmithers.com/
SOURCE Kevin Smithers