Featuring Original Music By Nima Fakhrara
(April 8, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on April 29 and on CD shortly thereafter. The album features the film’s original score by Nima Fakhrara (THE SIGNAL, EXISTS). This is the final film executive produced by horror legend Wes Craven.
“The idea behind the music was to create something with a very classical horror score in mind,” said Fakhrara. “We wanted to capture something of a throwback to the horror genre and the classic horror movies.”
At the start of THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS, Colleen’s life isn’t going anywhere. The small town natural beauty is bored with her dead end job at a grocery store and is ready to distance herself from her abusive boyfriend. In the midst of her turmoil, a pair of deranged serial killers begins leaving her photos of their mutilated victims. Her chance to escape comes in the form of Peter Hemmings (Penn), a hipster celebrity photographer who has traveled back to his hometown of Spearfish, South Dakota with a pack of models, intent on copying the killers’ intense and unapologetic artistry and use it for an important ad campaign. When he learns Colleen is their muse, Peter resolves to make her his own and use her as the centerpiece of a photo campaign in Los Angeles. But before Colleen can leave her old life behind, she must contend with the desires of her murderous stalkers who have chosen her last night in town to execute their most provocative work to date.
“One of the most important things about this movie was to make the killers human, feel their emotions, and have the audience care for them,” Fakhrara explained. “The opening kill captures their dread and their hunt. For me it was important to capture their environment and humanize them. There is nothing scarier and terrifying then a human killer, even though they have monster-like tendencies.”
Founder of Zoo Creatives, Nima Fakhrara is a film composer with studios in Los Angeles and New York City, who has worked with directors such as Golden Globe winner Hany Abu-Assad, and the father of found footage, Eduardo Sanchez. His most recent scores are to Los Angeles Film Festival Officially selected Consumed directed by Daryl Wein, the Sundance official selection The Signal, directed by William Eubanks, GATCHAMAN, directed by Toya Sato and starring Tori Matsuzaka and Ryohei Suzuki, a live-action take on the anime series Battle of the Planets, Site 146, directed by Gregory Levveseur, starring Denis O’Hare and Ashley Hinshaw, and produced by Alexander Aja (Piranha 3D), and EXISTS, directed by Eduardo Sanchez. His upcoming projects include the video game 1979 REVOLUTION BLACK FRIDAY.
Born in Iran, Nima’s first experience with music was listening to his uncle play the santour. Influenced by this, he studied santour and became well versed in Persian classical music. After moving to the United States, Nima continued his musical studies and attended California State University Northridge where he obtained his degree in composition studies. However, his interest in music was not limited to composition and performance. He studied ethnomusicology, anthropology, and how to construct instruments, which has led to signature sound in Nima’s music. This is apparent in his sampling and use of instruments from many regions of the world in various genres of film. The use of these new sounds alongside orchestral and ambient textures is a defining characteristic in his scores. In 2014, Nima open Zoo Creative Studios, where he alongside his most used musicians are housed.
Vertical Entertainment presents THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS currently in theaters. Lakeshore Records will release THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS – Original Motion Pictures Soundtrack digitally on April 29th and on CD shortly thereafter.