FEATURE FILM & TELEVISION

As much as watching film and tv, we are listening to film and tv. There are both challenges and advantages in composing music for moving images. Even the smallest tone or sound might make the biggest difference. It is all about formulating a coherent and outstanding sonic identity. We have tailormade music for several television formats over the years, as well as composing various diverse scores and source music for motion pictures. Here are some recent examples.


  • QUICK (2019) Sweden

This is the nerv wrecking story about two journalists who sacrifices everything in the search for truth, a judicial system in decay and a liar that finally stops lying. Quick is a compelling journalistic thriller based on the captivating and true story about one of Sweden’s biggest judicial scandals.

This is the first Swedish film in fifteen years by academy award nominee Mikael Håfström. Produced by Helena Danielsson for Brain Academy.

Quick premieres in Nordic theatres on september 20th!

PRODUCTION COMPANY BRAIN ACADEMY DIRECTOR MIKAEL HÅFSTRÖM


PRODUCTION COMPANY P2 FILMS DIRECTOR MADELEINE OLNEK

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY (2018) USA

In the mid-19th century, Emily Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with another woman, her friend and sister-in-law Susan...yes this is the iconic American poet, popularly thought to have been a recluse. Beloved comic Molly Shannon leads in this humorous yet bold reappraisal of Dickinson, informed by her private letters. While seeking publication of some of the 1,775 poems written during her lifetime, Emily (Shannon) finds herself facing a troupe of male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously. Instead her work attracts the attention of an ambitious woman editor, who also sees Emily as a convenient cover for her own role in buttoned-up Amherst's most bizarre love triangle. A timely critique of how women's history is rewritten, WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY remains vibrant, irreverent and tender--a perhaps closer depiction of Emily Dickinson's real life than anything seen before. WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in 2018.


PRODUCTION COMPANY NOSE OF DESIRE DIRECTOR CHARLIE BIRNS

  • HUMAN AFFAIRS (2018) USA

HUMAN AFFAIRS is a compassionate drama about a young, successful theatre couple in New York City who meet their surrogate mother for the first time, and embark on a startling and intimate weekend of surprises and emotional revelations. 

Genevieve (Julie Sokolowski), a young surrogate mother, shares a powerful moment with theatre actress Lucinda (Kerry Condon), the woman she is having a child for, and an unexpected physical attraction develops between Genevieve and Lucinda’s husband, Sidney (Dominic Fumusa).

Featuring powerful performances from Kerry Condon (Better Call Saul, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Dominic Fumusa (13 Hours, Focus) and a standout portrayal by young French actress Julie Sokolowski (star of Bruno Dumont's Hadewijch) as Genevieve, the film also features David Harbour (Stranger Things). Written & directed by Charlie Birns.

Human Affairs had it's world premiere at the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival.


PRODUCTION COMPANY BREIDABLICK DIRECTOR JANNIKE ÅHLUND, KERSTI GRUNDITZ BRENNAN & MAUD NYCANDER 

  • CITIZEN SCHEIN (2017) Sweden

The incredible story about the Jewish refugee, Harry Schein, who became a wealthy intellectual playboy and revolutionized Swedish film. Harry Schein is undoubtedly one of Swedish film history's most important and most luminous people. He was a careerist who became a millionaire at a water treatment facility, a sun-tanned dandy who married a film star, the continuous tennis partner of Olof Palme at the Royal Tennis Hall, the political visionary and rich social democrat who fought with the '68 generation, and the creator of the Swedish Film Institute. In Citizen Schein we get to know the icon Schein and the man Harry.

For their score for Citizen Schein, Karl & Pär was nominated for best original music for the Swedish Film Academy's Award Guldbaggen in 2018.The soundtrack is available on iTunes and Spotify

 


  • UPP I DET BLÅ (2016) Sweden

"There are no cops in space. No rules. And parents don't need to work all the time. At least not when it's your birthday."
Pottan is going to a riding camp, but ends up at a recycling center where she is taken care of by the strange staff. One day Pottan finds out that the staff are building a space rocket. Upp i det blå (UP IN THE SKY) premiered on Swedish cinema on the 21st of october 2016, and and had its international premiere at the Berlin Film Festival 2017.
 

The film is produced by Lars Jönsson (Memfis) and distributed by Nordisk Film.

PRODUCTION COMPANY MEMFIS FILM DIRECTOR PETTER LENNSTRAND


  • ESTER BLENDA (2016) Sweden

Ester Blenda is a documentary by Swedish filmmaker Anna Hylander. It was produced by Frid & Frid (commissioned by SVT K Special) with support from The Swedish Film Institute and Filmpool Nord. The film features Rakel Wärmlander, Tova Magnusson, Sara Sommerfeld, Peter Viitanen, Ivan Mathias Petersson and Agneta Ahlin.

Featured on the soundtrack is Swedish singer Sofia Karlsson. Listen to the soundtrack here on iTunes or Spotify!

Follow the Ester Blenda Facebook page for updated info.     The film can also be rented on VOD in Sweden at TriArt.

PRODUCTION COMPANY FRID & FRID DIRECTOR ANNA HYLANDER 


  • ALENA (2015) Sweden

Alena, a horror movie based on the award-winning graphic novel by Kim W. Andersson, is directed by one of our favorite directors, Daniel Di Grado, and produced by Alexander Rönnberg at Silvio Entertainment. It premiered internationally at the Sitges Film Festival in 2015, and in Swedish cinemas in 2016.The soundtrack is available on iTunes and Spotify!

Alena the Movie Official Facebook & IMDB

PRODUCTION COMPANY SILVIO ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTOR DANIEL DI GRADO


  • HOMO SACER (2015) Sweden

Captured on video, published on the internet and found dead. A digital phantom's tragedy is deconstructed in this tricky and complex film about our modern prejudiced view of a fictional, opinionated media climate. The film investigates the collective social media mind and the authoritative storytelling structures that make you believe in everything you see.

Homo Sacer premiered at CPH:DOX in 2015 and was nominated for Best New Nordic Voice at Nordisk Panorama 2016.

PRODUCTION COMPANY ACNE DIRECTOR LODE KUYLENSTIERNA


  • CONCRETE NIGHT (2013) Finland

We created the music universe for Pirjo Honkasalo's feature film Concrete Night (Betoniyö). It was in competition at the Gothenburg International Film Festival in the section dragon award - best nordic film. The film also won 6 jussi awards and ASC Spotlight Award for best photo. The film had it's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Masters Series in 2013. Articles: Hollywood Reporter & Indie Wire 

Read more about the film: Concrete Night's website and Toronto International Film Festival

DIRECTOR PIRJO HONKASALO PRODUCER BUFO CO-PRODUCERS PLATTFORM PRODUKTION & MAGIC HOUR FILM


  • CRIMES OF PASSION - MARIA LANG (2013) Sweden

Frid & Frid has composed and produced all the music for six swedish feature film based on Maria Lang's crime novels from the 1950's. Crimes of passion is starring Ola Rapace, Tuva Novotny and Linus Wahlgren. The films are produced by Pampas Produktion. Crimes of Passion has been sold to and broadcasted in most parts of Europe, United Kingdom, USA and the Scandinavian as well as Asia/Pacific. The films are directed by Daniel di Grado, Molly Hartleb, Christian Eklöw, Christeropher Panow, Peter Schilt and Birger Larsen.

Buy the Soundtrack on iTunes or stream it on Spotify.

PRODUCTION COMPANY PAMPAS PRODUKTION DIRECTOR VARIOUS