'Misfortune and tribulations with domestic violence lead to an expectable romance. The fairy godfather must save poor Cinderfella from misery and servitude. How will the princess strike back, exactly? This modernized fairy-tale short film by Keeley Knight and Dave Lojek reverses gender roles.'
The process began with a discussion with the writer and director to establish their artistic vision for the project. Once this was established, we agreed that the music should sound medieval to match the fairytale theme - however, the music should also have a comedic element, as the film was a parody.
Working with the director and an actor, a narration of the story was pre-recorded to allow the music to be written closely around the dialog.
When writing the music, each character in the story was assigned a different instrument to support their narrative and to help the viewer associate certain sounds with each individual.
The recording of the music took place on site using a mobile set up. This allowed for updates on sound cues and music as everything was created, to ensure everything fitted together seamlessly.
Screened at Gorllia, Manchester as well as 30 international film festivals
Winner: Audience Award at the 2015 European Short Film Festival of Independent Authors
Winner: Silver Medal at the 2015 Federal Fiction Film Festival
Winner: 3rd Jury Award at the 2014 Landes Film Festival