First time director Maggie Betts approached David and Dan with a personal vision for a film that, while focusing on the tale of an African Family’s battle and crisis with AIDS, would also have the universal appeal of a family drama. Her vision for the score was for the music to transcend it’s docu roots, getting it’s message of AIDS awareness to a larger audience.
David and Dan composed a sweeping orchestral score, drawing as much on Copeland as Cage to add their own perspective to traditional film scoring. Using a full orchestra and electronic elements gives the music a connection to traditional film scores and a unique musical voice.
Director: Maggie Betts
Original Score: Dan Miller/David Della Santa