Australian giallo film soundtrack released on Swedish label and receives nomination for APRA Film Score of The Year
Australia's first giallo film Sororal is currently making waves at genre film festivals around the world. The soundtrack composed by Northcote based composer Christopher de Groot features a 10-piece brass section, 16-piece choir, two drum kits, electric guitar, electric cello, a barrage of analogue synthesizers and a Hungarian cimbalom. The score takes inspiration from prog-rock, kraut-rock, as well as Bulgarian choir music, 20th Century avant-garde classical works and classic giallo scores from the likes of soundtrack band Goblin and legendary Italian film composer Ennio Morricone.
This unique and bizarre score has been nominated at this years APRA Screen Music Awards for Feature Film Score of The Year.
The soundtrack is released through Screamworks Records [Sweden]
Shot on location in Western Australia Sororal, a Nakatomi Pictures production, is currently making appearances at genre film festivals around the world, and will be the prelude to a performance by legendary Italian soundtrack band Goblin at Grimmfest 2014 in Manchester, UK. Inspired by lurid Italian horror films, Sororal lays claim to being Australia’s first giallo film.
A diverse and bizarre film, Sororal mixes a heady whirlwind of genetic experimentation, mind control, and telekinetic power struggles with twisted artworks. Sororal’s heroine, Cassie (Amanda Woodhams) is a troubled artist who tries to make sense of her vivid, violent dreams by committing her visions to canvas.
(forwarded from Christopher de Groot)