MovieScore Media’s latest release is the Irish mob dramedy Be Good or Be Gone with a quirky but also very emotionally charged score by composer Joseph Conlan (The Callback Queen). Directed by Cathal Nally, the film tells the story of two petty criminal cousins Ste (Les Martin) and Weed (Declan Mills) who receive a temporary release from prison as we follow their misfortunes over the next four days. Be Good or Be Gone film won the Garden State Film Festival in the category of Best International Feature and the took home the best film award at the Underground Cinema Film Festival Awards.
“Scores for movies like this are a lot of fun for me to write,” admits composer Joseph Conlan. “While the story has a comedic tone to it, it is dead serious through most of it, with very dark characters threatening the well being of our lovable lead characters. And then there are the warm, romantic parts of the story that get you invested in our two guys and their relationships. So, for Be Good or Be Gone, I got to write light hearted, groove oriented material (“Mr. Darius and His Histrionics”, “Don’t be Ages”) that could fold into some very dark, suspense/thriller, atmospheric moods (“Braler Gets Some Bad News”, "Ste Turns the Table”). And then again, there were the warmer, emotional moments with full, lush orchestrations (“Last Chance”, “Ring in a Box”).”
Jeremy [Six Strings]