Charlie’s Supersonic Glider
Charlie’s is a cruel world. As a baby, he was the only survivor of a horrible car wreck that killed his mother. His Father – once a hero, now an angry drunk – has blamed Charlie ever since. This film depicts the dynamic contrast between a very real, very brutal Father/Son relationship, and the wondrous and beautiful world that exists within a little boy’s imagination.
Director Kate Maberly was adamant her coming-of-age story had to feature the orchestra in all its glory. The lead character might be a young boy, but his personal story and struggles are bigger than life. The score had to portray grandeur, ingenuity, curiosity, and hope, while at the same time convey the innocence of childhood. To that extent, it features haunting trumpet solos as well as bigger than life piano solos. Mechanical elements such as clocks, mallet instruments, and metallic percussions underscore the boy’s passion for everything technical. The orchestra was recorded in Macedonia, with the FAME’S Project.
Trumpet Solos Performed by
Piano Performed by
Strings Performed by
The Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra
F.A.M.E.’s Project, Skopje (Macedonia)
Pro Tools Engineer
Momentum RLP Studios, Santa Monica, CA
Justin Thompson br>
Score Produced by
Patricia Sullivan, Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood
Album Art Direction
Thanks to Kate Maberly, David Lugliani, Pascal Guyon, and Sarah Kovacs; Aude Nassieu Maupas, Laurent Kopitz, Niv Toar, and all the musicians involved in creating this score; the tireless Momentum support team; and Jack Doutt and Pat Sullivan at Bernie Grundman Mastering. With utmost gratitude to Jean-Baptiste, Perrine and Joachim.