CARL COETZEE
FILM COMPOSITION

Highlights:

The Dreamland Inn

Written & Directed by Aaron Razi

Original Soundtrack by Carl Coetzee

Released December 19, 2019

WINNER: "BEST MUSICAL SCORE", JERSEY SHORE FILM FESTIVAL 2020

I was brought onto this project after scoring Aaron's short film, "Buttercup", a few months prior. In addition to scoring the film, I also worked on set as a crew member when the film was shot in August 2019.

Since this is a film with less dialogue and more emphasis on visual storytelling, the score was much more critical this time around. While working on this piece, I tried to push my existing skills with more of an emphasis on a more synchronization-dependent score and experimentation with more live instrumentation. Most notably, I constructed a personal sound studio in order to record live strings; additionally, since I was the only available violinist, I employed extensive overdubbing and ultimately created a 24-member string section with only one instrumentalist.

Other Notable Pieces:

"Call Me Richard" (2022), dir. Steve Greenes

Gaffing & Original Soundtrack by Carl Coetzee

"The Bridges We Burn" (2019), dir. Zak Zaidi

Assistant Director/Theme Composed By: Carl Coetzee

"Babyboro, Massachusetts" (2022, upcoming), dir. Aaron Razi & Siena Brolin

Original Soundtrack by Carl Coetzee

Scoring My Own Work:

"Nocturna" (2021), dir. Carl Coetzee & Zak Zaidi

Original Soundtrack by Carl Coetzee

"Monologue" (2020), dir. Carl Coetzee

Original Soundtrack by Carl Coetzee

"Orange Blossoms" (2020), dir. Carl Coetzee

Original Soundtrack by Carl Coetzee

"Unfinished Symphony" (2019), dir. Carl Coetzee

Original Themes by Carl Coetzee