Release Date: July 28 2019
Production Company: Hapstance Films
Director: Austin Hillibrecht, Sean Parker
Written by: Austin Hillibrecht, Sean Parker
Producers: Austin Hillibrecht, Sean Parker
Cinematography: Jace Daniel
Editor: Sean Parker
Original Music: Bryan Christopher Saylor (as Bryan Minus)
Post-mixer: Peter Russel
For the duration of this creation, a pair of mobsters engage in wordplay-filled conversation. Their ensuing confrontation and a rhyme infatuation makes the film an inspiration.
"It can be tempting to use stock music instead of hiring a composer, but that only gets you so far. Thank goodness we hired Bryan to score our short film Word on the Street. Not only did he provide a delightful, engaging score that perfectly complemented the rhythm-based dialogue, he filled the music with loads of fun, jazzy embellishments that added a lot of heart and subtle humor.
"Working with Bryan was a total blast! He's a great collaborator, and super skilled at integrating all my notes in creative ways. It didn't take long before we had a finished result the whole team was incredibly happy with, and part of me wishes it could have taken longer.
"Bryan's easy to work with, has an impressive library of high-quality sounds, and knows how to blend VSTs with real instruments in a way that masks any sense of artifice. Not to mention, his ear for great melody and ability to work across all genres is a major asset to any production. Book him before he gets too busy, because this fine fellow's going places!"
-Sean Parker, Writer/Director/Editor
Word on the Street - End Credits
Word on the Street - Murderation
McMinnville Film Short Film Festival
Portland Comedy Film Festival
The Next Level International Film Festival - Winner of Best Short Comedy
Oregon Independent Film Festival
Vivere Di Musica Festival - Winner of Best Original Soundtrack
Portland Underground Film Festival
Canby Film Festival
Marina Del Rey Film Festival
Toronto Feedback Festival - Winner of Audience Choice Best Film