Score: A Film Music Documentary

Filmmaker: Matt Schrader
Runtime: 93 min

What makes a film score unforgettable? Featuring Hans Zimmer, James Cameron, Danny Elfman, John Williams, Quincy Jones, Trent Reznor, Howard Shore, Rachel Portman, Thomas Newman, Randy Newman, Leonard Maltin, and the late James Horner and Garry Marshall, SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY brings Hollywood’s elite composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world’s most international music genre: the film score.

Film composers are tasked with crafting the emotional heartbeat of films, creating a musical storyline that can enhance or even purposely play against the picture to achieve the desired emotional effect on the audience — sometimes inspiring strong emotions from audiences around the world.

The documentary contains interviews with dozens of film composers who discuss their craft and the magic of film music while exploring the impact of influential scores throughout history, including James Bond, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, Titanic, The Social Network, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Psycho.

About The Filmmaker

Matt Schrader (writer-director-editor) is a three-time Emmy Award-winning news producer and filmmaker and a graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. As a special projects producer for news agencies including CBS and NBC, his stories have changed lives, laws and resulted in millions of dollars returned to consumers and communities. In 2014, he left his career in news to pursue SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY, which became one of the most popular crowdfunded documentary projects of all time. Matt attended the USC Annenberg School for Communication and helped found and grow the Southern California Business Film Festival in 2008. SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY is Matt’s first feature-length documentary.