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Following its string of annual short scores anthology series Short Cuts, MovieScore Media launches a new sub-label with the same name in order to highlight the best short film scores during the year as well. The inaugural release of the new Short Cuts sub-label is Matthijs Kieboom’s score for The Cloudmaker, which is nominated for a Buma Music in Motion award. Written and directed by Hanna van Niekerk, the film tells the story of sky-dwelling Hipólito, who transforms clouds into wondrous figures. However, in order to return to his true love on earth, he first has to find a worthy successor.

As Matthijs Kieboom explains: The Cloudmaker was a wonderful project to work on, it had all the things you want in a project: a beautiful story, intimacy, stunning animation, a passionate director and trust. When Hanna asked me, I immediately got inspired. The backdrop of South America in this film was a great opportunity for me to combine my orchestral side with my side as a guitar player, using traditional guitars like the Charango. Because it was such an intimate story I mainly wanted to keep the sound of the music light while supporting the great magical visuals from the film and focus on the feelings and emotions. Thankfully I was able to record the score in Budapest and was able to capture the emotion properly."

Dutch composer Matthijs Kieboom was born in 1985 in the city of Dordrecht. He started his musical education on the cello and the bass guitar before moving onto composition. His first feature film score was co-written for Fuchsia the Mini-Witch (2010). In 2011, Matthijs won the first place and the title of Transatlantyk Young Composer for 2011 at a competition created by Academy Award winning composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek. He later won the Young Talent Award at the Krakow Film Music Festival and had his music played at the closing gala. In 2013, Matthijs collaborated with DJ Armin van Buuren on the BUMA-winning score for I Love Ibiza, the top selling Dutch movie of the year. Previous releases with MovieScore Media include the IFMCA-nominated documentary Wild, Bloody Marie and Pirates Down the Street.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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