Michael Ursu, also known as "Maku", is a prolific composer having written music for some of the films he starred in, as well as several commercial spots including a popular Pokémon spec commercial that went viral back in 2016.
If there's one person who put almost too much good work in, it was Michael. This talented composer created so many beautiful compositions for Save, that we actually had to scrap older versions of fantastic music just to really nail the complicated tone of the film. What we came away with was something special that I still hear days after seeing the film. This especially applies to his simple yet elegant theme for when characters play video games. This theme lifts the movie away from its grounded drama roots into a state of yearning bliss. You watch these moments and feel as if you're playing video games for the first time all over again. Michael's work is phenomenal and truly memorable. Check out more at his IMDB page here.
Stephen Clark - Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer
Stephen Clark has been working in sound for film and television for 25 years. The amount of work he's done is too great to count one by one, but he's known for his extensive TV work as a re-recording mixer and dialogue editor.
There's a special mention for Stephen here because I feel his work really is the film's secret weapon. His tuned ear for cinematic sound really makes the movie feel not only professional, but gives it a special haunting that only the best dramas seem to have. This is especially prominent when Sam tries to drown out her parents fighting. As Sam covers her ears, the levels of different pervading sounds as the fight escalates really pull us into Sam's mind in an unsettling way. Stephen's work gives the film a much needed jolt of character empathy. It really blew us away. Check out more at his website here.
We're so proud of each department and all the awesome crew that worked along with them.
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Last Life Team
Jori and Michael