Getting an established composer to score a short film is downright impossible and, if your short is low budget, not financially feasible. Thankfully, Danny Elfman (Batman, Edward Scissorhands,Alice Through the Looking Glass) is going another direction!
In collaboration with the LA Film Festival amd Indi.com, the Danny Elfman Project: Rabbit and Rogue is enabling filmmakers to receive free licenses of his album Rabbit and Rogue.
Directors can choose their favorite composition from Rabbit and Rogue and use it for their project (the movies can cover a slew of genres, including live action, animated, documentary, music video, and experimental).
“I have composed the soundtrack to your short film,” said Elfman, a Grammy winner who’s also received four Oscar nominations. “Now go make it! I can’t wait to see what the filmmakers come up with.”
“Danny is a giant among composers and recognizing the high cost of acquiring a top-notch score for independent filmmakers, he’s generously offered it up for added!” added Stephanie Allain, Festival Director. “We are excited to partner with him to bring these films to the 2017 LA Film Festival.”
The submission deadline is March 1, 2017 and filmmakers can submit their films to indi.com/laffdannyelfmanproject. The winning shorts, taken from each of Elfman’s six compositions, will be honored with a World Premiere at a screening during the 2017 LA Film Festival.