Middle Man by Nice Industries (a Zeke Kamm Film)
Another film music collaboration I did with the astounding Sean C…
Middle Man is a newly released Short Film produced by Nice Industries that I recently wrote an original song for called “Way That It Goes”. It also features our lovely little tune “Waiting for the End” so you can imagine what an upbeat, bright eyed, happy go lucky tone this film probably has. Go watch it now! It’s really smart, and beautifully shot and there is a cool little twist at the end. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTZw7U3J5Dc
So Sean C. did all the original scoring. He’s amazing and inspiring to work with. The two songs he wrote he spent very little time on and they sound liek the best shit you’d hear in any big budget film. Why isn’t he famous?? Dunno. He’s got a case of the “I don’t care’s” I’ve been there.
I wrote the end credits song titled “Way That It Goes”, but Sean and I produced it together and I hope to one day do a full length version of it because, sadly, only part of the song could be used due to time constraints, and I REALLY like the whole song. We would also do a totally different musical arrangement, as the film version very specifically called for an acoustic, French street vendor sound. The full length song would also be more of my regular rock sound. I like it, and may save it for the next album.
I think the thing I am most excited about though is I wrote and co-produced the Nice Industries production card you see in the beginning of the film. I also played a very shotty but very fun accordion. I’ve never even held one before, and I have a whole new respect for accordion players. I was using a toy accordion – a little mini one with I think three bass chords key and maybe a 10th of the buttons. I’m so uneducated and unskilled with this instrument I don’t even know what the buttons are called. I just know that when you push them the notes change. Rad. I will play this instrument flawlessly in my next life. I love it. Sean and I had a lot of laughs getting this 10 second track down without sounding like complete idiots. I don’t think we recorded an award winning track, but I do think it’s working well for the production card and I love the way the whole thing came out in post.
I’m getting into this whole scoring songs specifically for a film or a scene in a film. I want to do more more more. Hire me!! I’m cheap!!! And I won’t charge much either.
Middle Man is a cool little movie that gets better with every veiwing. Each time I watch it I see more nuances. I’m happy I was asked to be part of it and I’m happy I was able to do it. Thanks to Zeke Kamm (yeah – he’s realted) for pulling it all together and letting Sean and I get involved. I’m looking forward to his next project, which is already started. I know he is already in discussions with Sean for the original score. I can’t wait to hear what Sean comes up with nex.t That guy… so talented.
Okay – go watch the film and let me know what you think!!