Becky movie soundtrack

Becky, the new indie thriller from directors Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott (Bushwick, Cooties), earned lots of attention for casting the frequently goofy Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Kevin Can Wait) as a straight-faced, menacing neo-Nazi villain who’s willing to murder a child to get what he wants. But that’s not the only compelling aspect of this film: the score, from composer Nima Fakhrara (Detroit: Become Human, Crypto), uses several unconventional instruments, including children’s toys, to bring its music to life.

/Film is debuting an exclusive behind the scenes featurette about the movie’s score, in which Fakhrara takes viewers on a tour of his home recording studio and shows off his methods for creating the movie’s aural soundscape. Check it out below.

Behind the Becky Movie Score

I’ve seen composer Michael Giacchino conduct an orchestra a handful of times for special Lost Live events, and during those events, he’s spoken about how he used actual pieces from a plane to create some of the sounds that went into his Lost score for that ABC mega-hit series. Fakhrara is taking that same approach here, using thematically appropriate materials to create sounds and then distorting them to fit his musical needs.

“With this score, I took everything to its limits using children’s musical toys, vocal screams, and deep vocal breathings to create the signature sounds you can hear throughout,” the composer explained in a press release. “I wanted Becky to feel like a superhero origin story, and for the audience to experience the emotions Becky feels throughout her journey. Directors Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion kept pushing me to go wilder, and the score is the result of that.”

You can watch a red-band trailer for the film here, and read its official synopsis below:

Spunky and rebellious, Becky (Lulu Wilson) is brought to a weekend getaway at a lake house by her father Jeff (Joel McHale) in an effort to try to reconnect. The trip immediately takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts on the run, led by the merciless Dominick (Kevin James), suddenly invade the lake house.

Music.Film Recordings and Varèse Sarabande Records will digitally release the film’s official soundtrack tomorrow, June 12, 2020. Becky is currently available On Demand, but it’s also playing in some theaters and drive-ins. Additionally, it’s about to expand to the following locations:

CALIFORNIA: Mission Tiki Drive-In, Van Buren Drive-In, South Bay Triple Drive-In, Rubidoux Drive-In, Vineland Drive-In, Santee Drive-In
GEORGIA: Starlight Drive-In
IOWA: Superior 71 Drive-In, Blue Grass Drive-In
INDIANA: Garrett Drive-In, Tri Way 4 Drive-In
KENTUCKY: Regency 8, Green River 6
MICHIGAN: Ford Wyoming Drive-In
NORTH CAROLINA: Hounds Drive-In, Raleigh Road Drive-In, Badin Road Drive-In, Eden Drive-In
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Milford Drive-In 2
NEW JERSEY: Delsea Drive-In
NEW YORK: Transit Drive-In, Silver Lakes Drive-In, Sunset 3 Drive-In, Vintage Drive-In, Delevan Twin Drive-In, Midway Drive-In
OHIO: Mayfield Road Drive-In, Skyway Drive-In, South Drive-In Twin, Tiffin Drive-In, Starview Drive-In, Springmill Drive-In, Magic City Twin Drive-In, Van-Del Drive-In, Dixie Drive-In, Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive-In, Elm Road Triple Drive-In, Field of Dreams Drive-In
OKLAHOMA: Tower Drive-In
PENNSYLVANIA: Garden Drive-In, Circle Drive-In, Comet Twin Drive-In, Kane Family Drive-In, Riverside Drive-In, Silver Drive-In, Skyview Twin Drive-In
SOUTH CAROLINA: Hi-Way 21 Drive-In, Auto Drive-In
TENNESSEE: Stardust Drive-In
TEXAS: Blue Starlite Drive-In
UTAH: Redwood Drive-In
WISCONSIN: Stardust Drive-In
ONTARIO, CANADA: Sunset Barrie Drive-In, Starlite Drive-In
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