The Drought

Score remix for the short film “The Drought,” Written & Directed by Kevin Slack.

Kevin & I had previously worked on a film the year prior; this dramatic short was unique in that he wanted the score to portray emotion, but be very minimal. I used a solo cello and heavily reverbed piano to show the loneliness and desperation of Jonas, but with a hint of hope. Underneath, I used a droning sound that’s rather “airy,” and I think it gives the scenes a bit of uneasiness, because it seems that everything Jonas does is a struggle. For the final scene, the rest of the strings come in as “relief” as Jonas’ struggle comes to an end.