When I was in Paris for the camera tests, I took the opportunity to brain-storm with Eryck Abecassis, the music composer on the style of the music for the film. So we decided to redo the music on the teaser to match the mood of the film. The original music that Eryck had created was very good and served it’s purpose as a narrative and expressive music for the crowd-funding. People had loved it. But I felt we needed to do something less narrative that would illustrate the mood of the film. This is particularly important when meeting would-be co-producers and industry professionals at the Open Doors co-production Lab at the Locarno International film festival. I wanted them to ‘see’ how the film would look like finished. I think the new music or background sound makes us feel like something ominous is going to happen. It creates suspense and anxiety. One can feel the pain of the protagonists and one feels the need to know more.
I re-edited the original trailer and added some new shots in the beginning and the end. The new music is more what’s called ‘Noise’… a music created from mechanical and electric noise. It very minimalistic and modern. Something I want to use in Sunrise to illustrate it’s oneirophrenic ambience.