Back in March of 2012, I was contacted by aspiring director Tomer Weinberg, to score a short, dark comedy called Jacqueline.
After a brief email exchange, we met to view a rough cut, which was 18 minutes long if memory serves...
The final version took several years of re-writes, re-shoots and editing to complete, but it was well worth the wait.
The resultant 9 minute short is dark, funny and has a very distinct atmosphere.
So much so, that I completely scrapped the music made for previous cuts and started fresh.
Beautiful ambient shots, cruising through the big city at night, a bit of booze and a call girl... how could I not write a moody, jazzy score? :)
The tone of the soundtrack is centered around a semi-hollow jazz guitar and a piano, with some upright bass, drums, and the occasional string section.
For the finishing touch - we brought in Oded Tzvi on trumpet, and my brother, Ofir Lahav on alto saxophone.
Part of that session is featured in this international trailer:
On November 6th, 2015 - as I was on a piano recording marathon for my upcoming album, out of the blue I get the word that Jacqueline is going to Amarcort Film Festival in Remini, Italy!
I couldn't be happier to see this independent labor of love get some well deserved exposure :)
I'm thrilled to have been a part of Jacqueline's long journey, and I hope to have some more good news to blog about soon!
Meanwhile, here are some behind-the-scenes images:
Thanks for listening, and be sure to check out Jacqueline's official Facebook page if you want to know more about this project!