With Original Music By Elia Cmiral
(August 22, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande Records has released the WICKED BLOOD – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack as part of their Limited Edition series. The soundtrack features an original score composed by Elia Cmiral (SPLINTER, ATLAS SHRUGGED PART 1).
“Wicked Blood is my third collaboration with the director Mark Young,” said Cmiral. “Mark is very sensitive for music, puts a great deal of importance on the score and has always a clear vision what he needs from music for his movie. The movie is set in an unspecified location of the American South so it was naturally I was looking for inspiration and ideas there. Mark and I we felt we want a strong emotional and contemporary score with southern flavors but without imitating the local music styles.”
Born in Czechoslovakia, Elia Cmiral attended USC’s Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program. Soon after graduating, Cmiral scored his first American feature, APARTMENT ZERO, starring Colin Firth. Over the next decade, Elia continued building a reputation for himself in Sweden and in America. His musical style combines contemporary electronics with modern orchestra, joining cutting edge technology and production with evocative and haunting melodic themes. Elia scored the first season of Don Johnson’s TV series NASH BRIDGES In 1998, Elia scored his first studio feature, John Frankenheimer’s suspense thriller RONIN, which earned him the Movieline Young Hollywood Award for Best Soundtrack of 1998.
To date, Elia has written nearly forty scores for independent films, TV and major studios including STIGMATA, WRONG TURN, JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE NIGHT and the PULSE trilogy. Cmiral’s scores for THE DEATHS OF IAN STONE, produced by Stan Winston and Brian Gilbert, and TOOTH AND NAIL, were featured in the 2008 After Dark Horrorfest. His score for SPLINTER, a cutting-edge horror film directed by Toby Wilkins, received the Best Score award at the Screamfest ’08 film festival in Los Angeles.
Elia continued with scores for the thrillers FORGET ME NOT and THE KILLING JAR. He then worked with Czech director Juraj Herz on a score for the German-produced film HABERMANN, a WWII drama based on a true story, which won the top prize at the 7th “Jewish Eye” Film Festival in Ashkelon, Israel. Other projects included LOST BOYS 3, a rock score for the video game SPEC OPS: THE LINE, ATLAS SHRUGGED PART 1, based on the Ayn Rand novel, the score for writer/director W. Peter Iliff’s RITES OF PASSAGE, and PIRANHA 3DD, produced by Weinstein Company and Dimension. Cmiral’s upcoming projects include ATLAS SHRUGGED PART III: WHO IS JOHN GALT?.
“The poetic opening title felt as an emotional key to the score and it contains two important themes I used throughout the whole score. The music for the string quartet opens the movie and also closes it in the end. It feels very right to close the circle of the whole movie with the same music.”
Entertainment One Films presents WICKED BLOOD currently available on Blu-Ray and DVD. The WICKED BLOOD – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from Varèse Sarabande Records is currently available on CD (limited edition 1000 units) at http://www.varesesarabande.com.