We interviewed director Drew Lightfoot on his choices of music that accompany our well-acclaimed and well-received film HORIZON. Despite its breakthrough visuals, many reviewers and fans point to music choice, performance and compatibility with the cinematography as key elements of the film’s success.
“Music selection was one of the most enjoyable parts of the film making process but also so incredibly difficult to narrow down the selection from thousands of incredible Canadian tracks to a few dozen.
Across the board, for HORIZON 360°, we tried to find musical tracks that were moving / cinematic and powerful. There is a thread throughout the musical arc of the film that carries us on the journey. The film has three distinct sonic arcs that build in tempo and volume, it’s like climbing a mountain climbing peak after peak. I wanted to surprise the viewer at every turn, avoiding anything that would feel typical or predictable.
Here’s Drew’s breakdown of his music choices: