Set to Score “Malice” – A short film about a 12-year-old girl who aspires to be a supervillain

by J. Aaron Stanley on November 24, 2011

12 year old Alice aspires to be a super-villain, and she’s well on her way, what with her bad-ass cape, boots, gloves, and signature “M” on her belt (short for “Malice”.) Then, of course, there’s her master plan for world domination.

But when grandpa gets hurt by a group of thugs robbing his comic-book store while Alice is away on a mission of mischief, she begins to question her aspirations. Will she aspire instead to the role of “superhero”?

“Malice” is a fun, yet touching story, and I’m very excited to be on board as the composer. It’s a chance to write some epic, yet comedic, “supervillain / superhero” music, which is always a ton of fun!

The director, Reyna Calvillo, is a young fireball full of energy and enthusiasm – the kind of magnetic personality that’s instantly endearing and infectious. It’s a joy to be working with her, and I have a feeling this won’t be the last time we work together. She has the “spark” – that ineffable quality that tells you someone is going to be successful because they have the right combination of talent, energy, positive enthusiasm, and fearlessness.

I’m all the more excited about this project because I will have live brass, and be recording in a real studio. Brass is so essential to this genre of music, and I’ve got some amazing musicians lined up to play. It’s going to be fantastic!

Stay tuned for comedic epicness…

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