Butterfly Kisses (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Nathan Klein’s unnerving score for ‘Butterfly Kisses’ (Blue Shadows Films, BBC Films, Film London) is out on Air-Edel Records. The album release coincided with the world premiere of the film in the generation strand of the 67th Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival 2017 in which it won the Crystal Bear for Best Feature Film.

‘Butterfly Kisses’, follows a day in the life of Jake and his two best friends through a world distorted by sex and porn. The film, directed by Rafael Kapelinski, has been called “A haunting psychological journey” by Rosie Alison, producer of ‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’, “Original, bold…and deeply disturbing” by Richard Kwietniowski, (BAFTA-winning director), and “Unforgettable” by actor, writer, presenter and activist Stephen Fry.

Rafael Kapelinski has won over twenty-five international awards and been shortlisted for an Academy Award for his short film ‘Emily Cries’. ‘Butterfly Kisses’ is produced by Britain’s Blue Shadows Films with Merlin Merton producing and Greer Ellison writing the script. The film was originally developed through Film London’s Microwave scheme, with the support of BBC Films and Skill set.

Composing the score for ‘Butterfly Kisses’ was a brilliant experience because Rafael and the film’s producers were very interested in developing something sonically unique and narratively important. This kind of encouragement for a composer is invaluable, enabling you to push creative boundaries. The choice to blend church organ and electronics was pivotal. It has a dramatic effect on the aesthetic of the film and viewer’s relationship with the central character Jake. I also had amazing support from Tom Bullen, the score’s recording and mix engineer, as well as organist Ed Whitehead.

– Nathan Klein

‘Butterfly Kisses’ is available across all major digital platforms including Amazon, Spotify and iTunes.