October 26, 2020
PARALLEL Science Fiction Thriller Gets Distribution in December – Scored by Edy Lan
– Randall D. Larson
Vertical Entertainment has snagged the US distribution rights to the sci-fi thriller PARALLEL from The Realm, a division of BRON Studios, after the film made a number of festival appearances since 2018. The film is director Isaac Ezban’s English language debut but it is his third feature film, following THE INCIDENT (2014), which premiered at Cannes, and THE SIMILARS (2015), which won Best Latin American Feature Film at Sitges. These two sci-fi odysseys earned Ezban prestige in genre filmmaking and support from filmmakers like Guillermo Del Toro and Joe Dante.
Written by first-time screenwriter Scott Blaszak, PARALLEL focuses on a group of friends stumble upon a mirror that serves as a portal to a “multiverse,” but soon discover that importing knowledge from the other side in order to better their lives brings increasingly dangerous consequences. The film stars Kathleen Quinlan, Alyssa Diaz, Mark O’Brien, Martin Wallström, Aml Ameen, and Georgia King.
The film will be released in theaters and on demand on December 11th, 2020. “PARALLEL is a film that blends genres – science fiction, horror, and even comedy – in a uniquely satisfying way,” said Rich Goldberg, co-president of Vertical Entertainment. “The ensemble cast features some fresh new faces on the brink, and we’re happy that the film will be opening this December.”
Composer/arranger/singer Edy Lan has given PARALLEL its musical score. He composed both of Ezban’s previous science fiction films, as well as Ezban’s sequence, “La cosa mas preciada,” from the 2014 anthology horror movie BARBAROUS MEXICO as well as portions of the 2020 anthology movie AZTECH, which Ezban has co-produced.
Edy Lan is multi-award-winning composer, arranger and orchestrator. He has received international awards and nominations, with premieres of his music in both North and South America, as well as Europe. As a classical composer he received three awards at the prestigious International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition in Prague in 2011 and 2012, including “Best Music for Orchestra.” He was commissioned by the Mexican government to write music for the bicentennial of Toluca, one of Mexico’s most important cities. Edy has worked in several films, arranged a large number of songs for international artists and an important amount of music for advertisement and has continued to receive nominations and awards, earning his first Grammy Nomination in 2018. He is characterized by his command of the orchestra, wide range of colors and instrumentation and his versatility of style. He knows that each project requires a particular and individual approach and his emphasis is always on storytelling.
In 2019, Lan won the “Outstanding Score” award at Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival for his PARALLEL score; previously his music for Ezban’s THE SIMILARS won “Best Score for Feature Film” at the Pantalla de Cristal Awards in 2016 (CD soundtrack available from Quartet); and his score for THE INCIDENT received an Official Nomination at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards in 2014.
For more details on the composer, see http://www.edy-lan.com/about.php
– via dreadcentral and other sources
Listen to the track “Attik Discovery” on Edy Lan’s Soundcloud page here.