Johnnie Walker Blue LabelAmber Music produced the score for part two of Johnnie Walker Blue Label’s “The Gentlemen’s Wager,” starring Jude Law, Giancarlo Giannini, and Zhao Wei and released on youtube and the Johnny Walker site over Halloween weekend.
Directed by RSA’s Jake Scott and edited by Andrea MacArthur at NO6, the 10-minute film follows the “Gentlemen’s Wager” film released last year. It was created by chief creative officer Mike Byrne and creative director Mark Arosi at Anomaly, with Winslow Dennis as agency producer .
The short film tells the story of Law’s vintage race car journey through Italy and France (ending in Monaco) as the result of a bet he made with Giannini. Accordingly, the music is all loosely based on 1960s film scores, with that humorous feel typical of Italian movies from that time.
“We were looking for a score that acted as another character in the film,” explained Byrne. “Music that lived in the narrative and helped bring the different emotions to life.”
To that end, Amber created seven minutes of original music, composed by Mark Tewarson and produced by Michelle Curran, assisted by Mike Perri. The track also includes music by Plastic Bertrand, with contributions from Eclectic. Amber mastered the tracks on ¼-inch tape to aid in creating an authentic 1960s sound, Curran explained.
“It’s pretty rare to work on such an amazing piece of creativity with such a famous cast ,” said Curran, while also noting that the agency and production teams were equally formidable. “I think we have created a fun music score that reflects how genuinely exciting this project was for us to do.”
Production Company: RSA Films
Director: Jake Scott
Music Production: Amber Music
Amber Music, 5 years ago
Agency Production: Anomaly/NY