A female collaboration for indie horror short film, On Witches Blood, proves to be a successful combination, with announcement of prestigious nomination for a film music score.
Jacquie Joy, an Australian composer, sound designer and music producer has been recognised with two prestigious nominations for her music scores in The Hollywood Music in Media Awards™ (The HMMAs). The first nomination was for Forest Rituals which was nominated in the Horror/Thriller Category for an HMMA. The track is from an upcoming indie horror movie On Witches Blood, filmed in Texas, USA and directed by Susan Bohl. The film is due to be released in the Fall of 2023, as part of a feature-length Anthology of films.
On Witches Blood is a modern twist on a classic deal-with-the-devil tale in which a struggling family gets evicted and moves into a family farmhouse that they’ve inherited and is forced to face a maniacal witch who still haunts it.
“On Witches Blood is a composer’s dream movie to score. The track Forest Rituals was inspired by the opening scene- think of a hellhound roaming an ancient forest and a Bulgarian witch.. and the music just flowed!” said Ms Joy.
“Susan has been an amazing inspiration and an active supporter for my music, and it is a real honor to be working with her on this. She is a modern generation filmmaker, who is also one of the few women filmmakers in horror scene, and somehow, she also finds time to mentor and support other women in this field” she added.
“I asked for dark, earthy, melodious music that would further enrich my vision for the story. I also asked Jacquie to infuse her own unique style and influence into the music, to make it her own. Jacquie came through phenomenally!” Said Ms. Bohl.
“We operated on an extremely respectful, attentive, supportive, and encouraging bandwidth through the entire project. This is exactly the type of rewarding and successful collaboration that women creatives need to experience with one another. I can’t wait to work together again!” she added.
The HMMAs honour original music (song and score) in visual media from around the globe including film, TV, video games, trailers, commercial advertisements, documentaries and special programs. The HMMAs are broadly considered within the industry as the main springboard to Emmy and Oscar nominations. Previously Ms Joy was nominated in 2020 and 2021 for HMMAs in the World Music category.
The winners of the Hollywood Music in Media Awards will be announced at the Avalon in Hollywood, California on November 16.
Check out the On Witches Blood sizzle reel here which features Forest Rituals. The audio track can be found at https://soundcloud.com/jacquiejoycomposer/forest-rituals. For more information on Jacquie Joy and her music, visit her website at jacquiejoy.com or at https://linktr.ee/jacquiejoy. For more information on Susan …. Visit https://vimeo.com/door4entertainment or at https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanbohl444