Archive | January, 2012

Esoterica reviewed by Scary Minds

30 Jan

Those twisted guys at Scary Minds have given the almighty thumbs up to Esoterica, awarding the film an 8/10 rating.  The comprehensive and thoughtful analysis ends by proclaiming that Esoterica is the sort of movie that reminds us what cinema is all about”.

Their reviews are insightful and always entertaining.  Check out the full review here and be sure to have a look at the many other reviews on their site.  The Aussie section is a real standout.

Exclusive Sneak Peek: The music of Sororal “Escaping Sosa”

19 Jan

Here is an exclusive sneak peek at a track for the upcoming giallo infused thriller Sororal.  The track is entitled “Escaping Sosa” and appears over a particularly pulse pounding moment in the film in which our hero Cassie is attacked by someone thought to be her friend.

This track is probably the best indication of the world we have constructed for Sororal.  It is brimming with energy and imagination and even without the accompanying imagery it sends your mind racing.  I’m also excited to say that it isn’t even the wildest track in the film.

Director Sam Barrett

 “Escaping Sosa” is my attempt at writing the ultimate villain theme. Not only is it terrifying it’s uptempo and exciting as well. The excitement is built around a slightly distorted synth sequence in 7/8. The music builds, with the inclusion of the two interlocking drum kits to a climax and concludes with a sweeping synth filter that puts the audience further on edge. Escaping Sosa is a favorite cue of mine, it always leaves me wanting more.

Composer Christopher de Groot

The mind-blowing score for Sororal is currently in the recording phase.  There will be more exclusive sneak peeks of the music so check back regularly.

Esoterica released on DVD January 19th!

6 Jan

An endless night.
A seedy photographer.
A slighted hooker.
A kidnapped child.
A desperate search.
A race against time.
A mystery like no other.

Nakatomi Pictures’ neo-noir thriller Esoterica is available on DVD as of January 19th.

Support the film by buying or renting a copy today.  Esoterica is available from many on-line sellers including Ezydvd, Fishpond and JB-HiFi.

Annette Basile of Filmink describes the film as “a triumph of imagination over minimal budget. What these West Australian filmmakers lacked in cold hard cash they made up for in cool creative flair. On this level alone, the upcoming Esoterica impresses. But it has the other stuff that matters too – a good script, great performances and an actual plot”.