CalArts alumnus Robert (Bob) Allaire (Music MFA 09) is making the film festival rounds, with his work heard, but not seen. The composer has created music for several films, including the feminist slasher film Some Kind of Hate, directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer.
The film premiered earlier this month at the horror-themed Stanley Film Festival in Estes Park, Colorado, based at the hotel that purportedly inspired Stephen King to write The Shining. The trailer, above, features Allaire's music and fellow CalArts alumnus Michael Polish (Art BFA 92), who steps in front of the camera for a role in Mortimer's film.
The noted genre magazine Fangoria called out Allaire's work in its review of the film: "The score from Robert Allaire beats on the audience’s heart and mind heavily like a tribal drum."
Allaire's work will also be heard in Too Late, written and directed by Dennis Hauck and starring John Hawkes as a troubled private investigator, which has its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June.