WHAT STILL REMAINS – Post Apocalyptic Thriller
October 10, 2018
Jonathan Beard Scores WHAT STILL REMAINS – Digital Soundtrack Out
Lakeshore Records has the digital soundtrack to the post-apocalypse thriller WHAT STILL REMAINS. The Album features original music by composer Jonathan Beard (STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC – KNIGHTS OF THE FALLEN EMPIRE).
The film takes place a generation after the “Change”, a zombie virus that ravaged modern civilization, where Anna (Lulu Antariksa), the last of her family, must choose the isolation of the only four walls she’s ever known or the unpredictability of a desolate wasteland and monsters.
Jonathan Beard describes scoring WHAT STILL REMAINS: “In exploring the uncertain world that our characters face, the film unfolds as a complex and engaging psychological thriller, and the score needed to musically reflect that reality. We’re really looking at a Hitchcockian psychological tapestry, dialog scenes where what’s being discussed on the surface is 100% cover for what’s being insinuated below the surface, and the score gets to dance between those two levels.”
As the film’s story develops, Anna encounters Peter (Colin O’Donoghue), who promises community of companionship and protection, and Berserkers, humans dressed as “the changed” searching for victims of their own. While Peter’s group may not prove exactly what Anna wants, they may be what she needs but Anna knows that nothing in what still remains is free. “[The character of] Peter presents a delicious musical opportunity: an intriguing and initially sympathetic character who is ultimately not what he seems. The theme for Peter is built around an unsettling four-note motif that obfuscates major and minor modes becoming more claustrophobic and intense as it progresses,” explained Beard. “Working with director Josh Mendoza, as well as stars Colin O’Donoghue and Lulu Antariksa, has been a dream. There’s nothing more enjoyable musically than getting to augment nuanced and compelling acting performances from a great cast, with a director who loves what music can bring to a film”.
One of the most sought-after orchestrators in Los Angeles, Jonathan Beard creates music for media and the concert stage. As a composer, his recent projects include scoring the feature films like FRANK VS. GOD and guest-composing for ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME. For the stage, Jonathan co-composed the oratorio The Passion Of Anne Frank for the Los Angeles Master Chorale as part of their Voices Within residency, and his original theatre-score for Driving Miss Daisy received an NAACP Theatre Award nomination. He also recently completed the I-Park Foundation Artist Residency for his in-progress electroacoustic opera Cesare, Child Of Night.
Jonathan has also worked closely with composers Junkie XL (DEADPOOL,THE DARK TOWER) and Bear McCreary (10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.) for many years on numerous film, television, and video game projects, and more recently with composers including Abel Korzeniowski (PENNY DREADFUL), Heitor Pereira (DESPICABLE ME 3) and Gordy Haab (STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT), among others. In 2017, he also completed orchestration on Adam Taylor’s evocative score for Hulu’s smash hit series THE HANDMAID’S TALE, which went on to win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series.
Listen to the score’s Opening Track and End Title Suite: