The Before Shot
After FX modification (spinal scars and deteriorated skin)
One of the most important parts of any movie project is the music direction. I had contacted several local talents to see if they could lend me a hand in creating a haunting score for the film and luckily the composer duo (and married couple) Matthew & Anja Kirby crafted a haunting score for the film. The direction I offered was "create me a music score that fits into an 80s horror or science fiction film". I offered a few suggestions such as the music score to the original THE TERMINATOR, ANGEL HEART, THE THING, and while not from the 80s the music score to 2002's THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES for them to gain inspiration from. I've always been a big fan of music scores that incorporate an industrial sound along with what could be considered field recordings. While I believe the influences can be heard in the music score to SIPHON I feel that it's wholly unique score that brings to life the subtle horrors of the film itself. It can be noted that during the scenes in the abandoned factory that real industrial noises from various equipment were added on top of the score to play on the various rusted metal doorways, leaking ventilation pipes, and other equipment around the factory. Even the various bells and emergency noises from the medical equipment add new layers to the underlying score. The score was the perfect element that brought the project fully together. The score is as vital to the film as any of the visuals and performances. Take any movie and remove the score and you see that the film loses a myriad of subtle cues and emotional frequencies. A music score and direct your emotions even more so at times than the visuals can.
Hopefully SIPHON will see various film festivals play in 2015-2016. Thank you for all of your support through the whole process. Perhaps future interest will garner a push for a full length version. Only time will tell!