Composer (and Kamloops native) Shawn Knippelberg and Writer Director John Fallon were recently interviewed by Kamloopsthisweek.com about the music in The Shelter.
Shawn: “I’d do a scene of the movie and send it to him for his approval and he’d send me back notes of what he wanted, what he liked or didn’t like. It was probably a little longer than the process normally is, but I think it worked out pretty good.”
John: “It’s a fairly morose film so there’s not much in terms of chipper music. I would say the bulk of the movie is sombre and sad music, and weird, eerie, ominous music,” he said. “It’s about going scene by scene and looking at what the scene is trying to say, and then getting the music to amplify the themes.”
Read the entire piece HERE.
Shawn Knippelberg who composed most of the music found in THE SHELTER was recently interviewed by Cinema Knife Fight. Here’s an excerpt:
BD: Based on its trailer, I think THE SHELTER looks like a creepy, old-school terror fest. However, I’ve heard some people dismiss it without having seen it (typical nowadays…), claiming it looks like a cliché-ridden jump-scare-fest. Having actually worked on the film, what do you think of it? What other movies would you compare it to?
SK: It is so far from a cliché-ridden jump-scare-fest, it isn’t funny. It has maybe one jump scare. It’s a mind bender. It leaves an aftertaste in your mouth, which has no description. For me, it was positive and right up my alley. The people that dismiss it, based on the trailer, are shallow fools. No comparison stands out to me. It’s its own entity.
Read the entire interview here!
You can listen to some of Shawn’s rock music here!