"We wanted a direction that was an exploration of texture rooted in a strong main theme," said Malo. "To create a palette that was original, but not for the sake of being original. The director wanted to me to create a musical texture that would add the poignancy to the main characterthe boy. So there was quite a bit of experimentation. It starts out as a more electronic score, and moves toward a more orchestral palette as we reach towards the climatic scenes in the latter part of the film."
"There were several key scenes, but for me the whole last 15 minutes of the film, which deals with loss, and pain, and courage, was pivotal," Malo explained. "I knew we would eventually had to build the music towards those emotions, and the whole journey is a preparation for those moments."
LUV was released theatrically in 2013 and is currently available on DVD.