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December 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST
M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN
MODERATED BY MARK SMYTHE (Composer)
Screening Link available upon Registration
YouTube Live Stream Q&A
Tuesday, December 7, 12:00PM (PT)
A vacationing family discovers that the secluded beach where they’re relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly, reducing their entire lives into a single day. PG-13 | 108mins
Trevor Gureckis is an award-winning composer and producer based in NYC, whose work spans film, pop, and concert music genres. His music often draws on his classical and production background, fusing electronics and live instruments in unique ways. As a film composer, his music ranges from thriller, horror, and epic dramas. He has worked with M. Night Shyamalan for two seasons of the Apple TV+ hit Servant. The series is a critical success, with The Hollywood Reporter noting that the series is “propelled by a score that goes between lullaby simplicity and experimental cacophony.” The composer has teamed up with Shyamalan once again, for his highly anticipated psychological horror film Old. Most recently, he scored Neil Burger’s latest science fiction film, Voyagers, released by Lionsgate in April 2021. In 2020, Gureckis composed the score for the BBC World Service documentary podcast The Bomb and also composed the main title theme to the Amazon thriller series Hunters, created by David Weil and produced by Jordan Peele. In 2019, Trevor composed the music for the Warner Brothers and Amazon Studios film adaptation of epic drama, The Goldfinch, directed by John Crowley. The score was critically acclaimed; described as “exceptionally fresh and disarmingly different” by The Hollywood Reporter and “stunning” by Paste Magazine. Other notable works include Blumhouse’s Bloodline and HBO’s Vice: Raised in the System.
Trevor produced the electro-pop band My Great Ghost, which is featured on the Philip Glass remix album Rework_ spearheaded by Beck. In 2019, Trevor’s solo album of instrumental and electronic music entitled Corte was released on Supertrain Records. Trevor is a co-owner and ECD of Found Objects, a NYC-based artist collective.
Saleka Shyamalan is an up-and-coming artist who released her debut single “Clarity” to immediate acclaim. Refinery29 said Saleka “calls upon the sounds of the R&B greats for her soulful debut, sounding every bit like the legends that she’s closely studied for years.” In December, she released “Mr. Incredible,” a moving single about coping with a partner’s unwillingness to communicate. “The soulful chorus neatly subverts the Disney/Pixar character’s tagline, and positions Saleka as an R&B talent to watch in 2021,” Billboard wrote of the track. “Saleka’s distinct R&B sensibility and musician’s ear for keys changes come through in droves on this track,” V Magazine added. In February, Saleka released “Graffiti,” a single Vogue called “potent” and “powerful.” Shortly after, she shared “The Sky Cries” which was utilized in Apple TV’s show Servant. M. Night Shyamalan, who is executive producer of the show, also directed the video for “The Sky Cries” which was premiered by Rolling Stone. In July, she released “Remain,” which came as part of the soundtrack to the Universal Pictures film Old. Most recently, Saleka shared her powerful protest song, “How Many,” and announced that her full-length debut album is due out in 2022.
M. Night Shyamalan has captured the attention of audiences worldwide, creating films that have grossed over $3.3 billion dollars. In 1999, Shyamalan wrote and directed the hit film The Sixth Sense. It received six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Director, and Original Screenplay. His other thrillers include Unbreakable, Signs, The Village, The Visit, and Split. In 2019, Shyamalan released Glass, which made close to $250 million. Most recently, Shyamalan released Old for Universal. Shyamalan will again partner with Universal for his next thriller, Knock at the Cabin, expected to premiere in February of 2023. On the TV side, Shyamalan recently wrapped production on the third season of Servant, a psychological thriller series that debuted on Apple TV+ in 2019.
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Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Tuesday, December 7, 10 minutes before Q&A start.
Attendees can ask questions on YouTube chat, and the SCL Host will pass them on to the Moderator. The SCL Member Code of Conduct applies to online Q&As.