Film Score Monthly
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2014 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   Krakower Group   (Member)



Featuring Original Music By Mark Kilian

(August 11, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the TRUST ME – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on August 26, 2014. The album features original music by Mark Kilian (PITCH PERFECT, TSOTSI).

“Director Clark Gregg and editor Kathryn Himoff and I spent much time conceptualizing and molding what the tone of the score should be,” explained Kilian. “The movie presented a fine line between noirish darkness and cleverly written comedy that feels sharp and real, especially for Hollywood folks.”

To achieve this Kilian described, “I assembled a collection of struck ethnic idiophones like gamelan, glass marimba, bass marimba, metal buzz balafon, hapi drum and glock and started recording moods and patterns on which I could build further. To invoke a noir attitude I used trumpet (both muted and open) and string bass and then filled in as was needed with strings and some manipulated guitar soundscape work.”

South African born Mark Kilian has had a successful and eclectic film-scoring career since moving to Los Angeles in 1994. He is most known for his ethnic-flavored scores like the Oscar winning TSOTSI, TRAITOR, RENDITION and BLESS ME, ULTIMA. His most recent scores include REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS, TRUST ME, SEAL TEAM 8, PITCH PERFECT, REPENTANCE and John Carpenter’s THE WARD. His TV work includes HBO’s 41, ABC’s KILLER WOMEN and DAYBREAK. He has also written music for many TV commercials including Apple, Toyota, Budweiser and American Express. He has 3 albums out under the name ‘The Gravy Street,’ which have received airplay in Los Angeles.

Clark Gregg leads an all-star cast in the sharp comedy TRUST ME, as Howard Holloway, a down-on-his luck agent for child actors and truly one the last good guys left in Hollywood. After discovering a 13-year-old acting prodigy (newcomer Saxon Sharbino), he is poised to close the deal of a lifetime which would catapult his tween client and, at long last, himself, into the big time. With the support of his gorgeous new neighbor (Amanda Peet), he must wrangle the actress' volatile, overprotective father (Paul Sparks), dodge a scheming producer (Felicity Huffman), and outwit his uber-slick nemesis. As he arrives on the brink of the Hollywood dream that's eluded him for a lifetime, he begins to sense that his innocent young starlet may not be quite what she seems. Also featuring Allison Janney, William H. Macy, and Molly Shannon.

“The most difficult part of the score,” said Kilian, “was trying to keep the music feeling like a unified whole while the film sharply changes character and mood towards the end. Drawing on the butterfly imagery from the film, I tried to have the music undergo a similar metamorphosis that the main character goes through. The score changes and becomes something else to compliment the narrative, while retaining the fact that it is still the same entity. Still the same instruments and themes, but now something less about comedy and more about spiritual awakening.”

STARZ Digital Media presents TRUST ME currently available in theaters and on VOD. The TRUST ME – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available digitally August 26, 2014.


For more information contact:, or @cinemediapromo on Twitter

You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2018 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.