THE STORY: During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal their dark and mysterious powers when the adults aren’t looking. In this original and gripping supernatural thriller, playtime takes a dangerous turn.
THE SCORE: “The Innocents asks the question whether children can be evil – as in are they born with morals or do we develop a sense of right and wrong as we grow? The score begins with the idea of simple sounds but they are then aged and corrupted illustrating how the purity of childhood is tainted over time. The score utilises strings and various gongs which have been manipulated by running them through tape machines and other vintage equipment producing a whimsical, nostalgic and slightly melancholic sound to remind us that the world of children is something we no longer have access to as grown-ups.” – Pessi Levanto
THE COMPOSER: Pessi Levanto has scored around twenty full-length feature films, thirty short films and documentaries plus miscellaneous spots and commercials. He has released seven records of his own and played in and done arrangements for dozens of others. His credits include the romantic comedy Body Fat Index of Love (2012) and the family adventure Rölli and the Golden Key (2013) and the war movie Oma maa (2018). Besides his film work, Pessi is a sought-after arranger. His project Classical Trancelations with the Helsinki Philharmonics, had sold-out shows of orchestral versions of club music classics. MovieScore Media has recently released The Film Music of Pessi Levanto, a portfolio edition of eight film scores.
Jeremy [Six Strings]