"One Week" Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8th
Newest Project "City of Ember" In Theatres October 10th
(Hollywood, CA) Canadian born composer Andrew Lockington's score for the indie film "One Week," directed by Michael McGowan and starring Joshua Jackson, will be heard at the movie's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday, September 8 at 9:30 p.m. at Roy Thomson Hall. "One Week" is part of The Gala Presentations at the Festival, which is a high-profile showcase of Canadian and international films with a major impact. Lockington's recent score to Walden Media's "Journey to the Center of the Earth" solidified him scoring their next film "City of Ember." (opens October 10).
"One Week" is about a young man (Joshua Jackson) who is confronted with his mortality, and takes a road trip on a vintage motorcycle. "One Week" asks the question, "What would you do if you had one week to live?" Lockington took a minimalist approach to scoring "One Week" using a small unusual ensemble of instruments. He wanted the score to preserve all the little human elements of the musicians, including the breaths, the finger noises etc. The result is a score that has a very strong soulful element, almost feeling the presence of the musicians who performed it. The score is written for piano, backwards piano, acoustic guitar, female voice, Uilliann pipes and a complex bed of manipulated acoustic instruments.
Lockington is a protégé of award-winning composer Mychael Danna (Little Miss Sunshine). Lockington's credits include the "Skinwalkers," "Saint Ralph," "Touch of Pink," and the scores for the HBO features "Xchange" and "Stranger Inside."