Available Digitally On July 7th
With Original Score by Composer Frank Ilfman
ABOUT DOWN THE DEEP, DARK WEB
Is the Darknet a prophetic glimpse into the twisted dystopian future that awaits us, or the key to escaping the Orwellian reality in which we are already living? This is the central question at the heart of this investigation of the Darknet, which delves beyond the child porn, drug sales and hitmen-for-hire which have dominated existing explorations of this virtual Wild West.
DOWN THE DEEP, DARK WEB reverses everything you thought you knew about the internet and the dangers of the digital world. Our guide is Yuval Orr, a young journalist born in 1984 and well-aware of the gradual encroachment of Big Brother, but like many of his generation, too busy updating his Facebook status to pay it much attention. Assigned with writing an article about the Darknet, he dives headfirst down the rabbit hole. On a journey that takes us through Tel Aviv, Prague and Berlin, Yuval meets tech experts, cybercrime watchmen, and a group of self-appointed underground freedom fighters.
This latter group – an assembly of hackers, crypto-anarchists and libertarians – stand on the frontier of an unseen battle for privacy, shielded by the anonymity of the Darknet. In contrast to the nefarious activities for which the Darknet is know, these activists are united across borders to defend the universal human rights which are quickly falling by the wayside in our privacy-free online age. Here, in the depths of the Darknet, we find the people lighting the way to the freedoms of tomorrow.
ABOUT FRANK ILFMAN
From the moment an eight-year-old Frank Ilfman was given Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the seed was sown – the ambitious, budding musician had his heart set on a career in film music.
With an unwavering desire to achieve his goal, Ilfman has successfully dedicated himself to performing and understanding music.
He studied trombone and piano at the Jaffa Conservatorium of Music in Tel Aviv and as a young teenager was playing lead trombone with the Tel Aviv Dixieland Band. However, the tenacious young composer became frustrated and bored with the structured methods of the Conservatorium and was eventually asked to leave for playing truant – Ilfman wanted to be more imaginative with how he created music, so went it alone.
In 1984, during a visit to Berlin, Ilfman got introduced to German composer Klaus Doldinger, who happened to be scoring The Neverending Story at that time. A visit to the film’s recording sessions made Ilfman fall deeper in love with the art of film music and commit fully to his ambition.
He worked on his first television production, when he was just 17 years old, with composer Jan Hammer on the acclaimed television series The Chancer, starring Clive Owen, and since then has scored more than forty films and numerous television shows.
Among his many talents is his ability to diagnose how music can best contribute to a film; from brooding melancholy to playful joviality, his work covers a wide spectrum of genres and has gained him much respect in the field.
Frank Ifman’s famous score BIG BAD WOLVES won him the prestigious Saturn Award in LA, with many of his scores performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra at the legendary Abbey Road and Air Studios in London, including the new fanfare logo for Legendary Pictures (to be released in 2018). Ilfman’s recent works include the upcoming film THE ETRUSCAN SMILE starring Brian Cox and Thora Birtch and Lionsgate’s mystery thriller GHOST STORIES starting Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman and Paul Whitehouse.