Air-Edel Records Release 'Scrapper'
Air-Edel Records is excited to release the original soundtrack to Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning film Scrapper, scored by Patrick Jonsson. “Scrapper (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” will be available from the 1st September 2023 across all digital platforms, including Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, Tidal and Deezer.
Produced by Theo Barrowclough for the BBC, Scrapper is the directorial debut feature film from Charlotte Regan. Scrapper has been described by IndieWire’s Adam Solomons as “a smart, sensitive debut and a promising arrival for its talented director.” and follows the story of Georgie, a dreamy 12-year-old girl, who lives happily alone in her London flat, filling it with magic. Suddenly, her estranged father turns up and forces her to confront reality.
‘Working with […] Charlotte Regan is such a blessing. She is extremely open and honest and knows what she wants, but also leaves so much room for exploration and play in all departments, from the actors to cinematography all the way to music. I’ve been working with Charlotte for years on short films and was so excited to do Scrapper together.
Our earliest conversations were about how the film’s score should be approached from Georgie’s perspective – a 12 year old, wise beyond her years, who’s dealing with the grief of having lost her mum. I remember in early conversations with Charlotte and Theo (producer) that I mentioned the idea of wanting to use lots of metallic textures in the score. Throughout the film, Georgie constructs a giant tower of scrap metal which is a sort of allegory for how she’s processing her grief. I wanted for the music to have this idea woven into its texture. I invited a fantastic percussionist named Paul Clarvis into the studio for a half day with me and I sent him a photo of the tower in advance. He brought loads of weird metallic percussion instruments with him and we spent a bunch of hours just throwing chains around the studio and making a general racket. It was great fun and became such an integral part of the score.’
I wanted to capture the whirlwind of emotions Georgie goes through throughout the film. She’s this very capable 12 year old, but the loss of her mum is just too huge a thing to grasp. I wanted to try and capture the sound of this – the flutter of emotions and slight cacophonous cloud of thoughts which might be flying around in her head. We recorded brass and woodwind instruments, re-amped through guitar amps to get a slightly rawer and less pristine sound, to create a sort of flurry of sound, and to evoke this big whirlwind of swirling emotions. You can hear this most in the Tower Room tracks as well as in Painting Clouds.
I hope people get a chance to see the film. I love it so much and was a total pleasure to be involved in.’ – Patrick Jonsson