Local filmmaker seeks music for soundtrack
SUMMIT COUNTY – The filming for “Did I Say Thousand Island?” by local director Patti DiVita came to a close on Aug. 28. And now comes the hard part – editing hours of footage and finding the perfect music to accompany the Summit County-set romantic comedy about restaurant life.”We got it made! We got it done, and no one got paid anything for it. It’s amazing how everyone really pulled together,” she said. “That’s a minor miracle in itself.”DiVita, who set a vigorous three-week filming schedule, said she hopes to have a rough-cut of the film ready in about a week because of upcoming film festival deadlines. She’s seeking local bands and musicians to submit music to provide the movie’s soundtrack.”Some of the people in the movie really want to be actors; and in the same vein of wanting to propel their dreams, I’d like to do that with musicians as well,” she said.DiVita said she wants a wide variety of music, but nothing too heavy.”I don’t think this movie is geared toward the 18- to 25-year-olds,” she said. “There’s a lot of dialogue. It’s more mellow. I don’t want music that’s head-banging.”So far, Divita has received interest from someone who plays Native American music and a musician who plays Irish flute. She said she’s also interested in including contemporary tunes and some classic rock.”There’s a great range of emotions in the movie, and I would like the range of music to be the same,” she said. DiVita was originally interested in including some ’70s tunes from bands like Led Zeppelin; however, she soon realized that would run up a bill totaling thousands of dollars. She pointed out that, like the actors who volunteered their time, musicians will have to donate their music to the film at no cost.”For now, they would just have the opportunity to get their music in a movie,” she said. “It’s all unknowns just trying to get exposure.”Interested musicians should contact DiVita as soon as possible at (303) 818-6177 or leftviewproductions@ yahoo.com.DiVita said she’s greatly appreciative to everyone from the actors, to the community, to the cameraman and potential musicians for helping her realize her dream of creating this film.Jennifer Harper can be contacted at (970) 668-3998, ext. 248, or at email@example.com.
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