Marilyn's soundtrack taps gritty local musicians
Director Christopher Petry’s new crime drama Marilyn was made entirely in Vancouver and features some of the city’s finest film talent. It’s only fitting, then, that the flick’s soundtrack is similarly local-minded. Petry’s film-school buddy Devon Cody served as music supervisor, and along with music coordinator Jason Solyom, he recruited some of Lotusland’s best bands to contribute songs to the project.
“I think Vancouver has got a really underappreciated music scene and I love turning people on to new music,” Cody told the Straight. Among the many homegrown acts he tapped for the soundtrack are Black Mountain, Lightning Dust, Thee Manipulators, the Orpheans, and Indian Wars. He also worked closely with recently split roots rockers Swank, who composed several original songs for the film. “We wanted to go with a gritty rock ’n’ roll, psychedelic vibe,” Cody explained, adding that this sound complements the film’s 1970s-inspired visual style.
There are currently no confirmed plans to release a soundtrack, although Cody hopes to negotiate for permission to offer the songs through the film’s website. Meanwhile, Marilyn will premiere on December 3 at the Whistler Film Festival.