Screened at seven overseas festivals, it is a harrowing film, I am told, on first viewing - even more so, emotionally and psychically after the 10th, 30th ... 50th time, as I went through the various scenes, over and over again; composing, testing ideas, adjusting the timings and refining the music/emotional subtext/context in which the dialogue and storyline unfolds.
But it was only after the film was completed, when I found the voices as well as the music still continuing, that I realised some things from the darker side of the human psyche cannot ever be quite resolved.
Recorded on a shoe-string budget, I am indebted and grateful to the musicians who, ever patient, gave their time, expertise and creativity to help me realise the score.
Running With the Boys
Directed by Tony Chu
Script and screenplay - Annie Cossins
Produced by Annie Cossins
Teotiuhacan Productions, 2007.
Distributed internationally by Quat Media, and in the UK by Shorts Space
Anthony Heinrichs, trumpets; Romano Crivici, violin and piano; Rudolf Crivici, viola; Alex Henery, acoustic and electric bass; Jess Ciampa, percussion.