Catch The Fair One: Nathan Halpern’s Score To The Indie Spirit Awards Nominated Film Debuts!

“The tension slices you up from the inside, rendered all the more ominous by composer Nathan Halpern.” – Variety

Lakeshore Records has released Nathan Halpern’s score to Film Independent Awards-nominated revenge thriller, Catch The Fair One!  Nathan’s score previously made its premiere at, in which the publication says “the score merges ominous orchestrations with tension-filled electronics that provide a dark backdrop to the revenge thriller.”  View full album details and access listening links below. 

Directed by Josef Kubota Wladyka and starring real-life boxer Kali Reis, IFC FILMS’ Catch The Fair One film is in theaters and On Demand now.

Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Listen]

Track List
01. Catch The Fair One
02. Survival
03. I Tell Myself She’s Dead
04. A Kiss
05. The Bird
06. This Is Her
07. The Feast
08. The Great Joy
09. The First
10. Hidden
11. Take Care Of Your Son
12. Where Is She
13. Two Women
14. The Yards
15. Weeta
16. Tell Me
17. The House
18. Remember Their Names
19. Catch The Fair One (Reprise)


Native American boxer Kaylee embarks on the fight of her life when she goes undercover in a sex trafficking operation to seek answers and revenge against the men responsible for the disappearance of her sister.

Notes Halpern: “For ‘Catch the Fair One’ director Josef Kubota Wladyka wanted a bold score that would honor Kaylee’s (Kalie Reis) emotional journey into this dark underworld. The opening theme plays Kaylee’s heroic intentions in a melody for French Horn and Wagner Tube over dark strings and synths. Solo viola, frame drum, and heartbeat-like pulses play her forward momentum, set against deep imposing strings and ghostly electronics that grow increasingly distorted as her journey grows darker. The human-rights crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women – and the wrenching disappearance of her sister Weeta – is set to a recurring, elegaic theme for strings and electronics.”


Nathan Halpern is an Emmy-nominated composer, named a ‘Composer to Watch’ by Classic FM and Indiewire. His score for acclaimed psychological thriller SWALLOW (IFC Films) was named “a highlight of the film” (Indiewire) and received a Hollywood Music in Media nomination for “Best Original Score” (Horror). He composed the scores of two films from Barack Obama’s 2018 Best Films of the Year list: Chloe Zhao’s THE RIDER (Sony Pictures Classics) and the Oscar-nominated MINDING THE GAP (Hulu). Halpern’s score for THE RIDER was featured at #3 in Vulture/New York Magazine’s 10 Best Movies Scores of The Year, described as “a plaintively lovely score” (LA Times) and “a beautiful score” (Screen Anarchy).

He scored three films premiering at Sundance 2022: EMILY THE CRIMINAL (narrative premieres), WATCHER (narrative competition), and MARTHA MITCHELL EFFECT (competition documentary, Netflix). Other notable scores include Nanfu Wang’s Oscar-shortlisted “In the Same Breath” (Sundance 2021/ HBO Films), Sundance Grand Jury Prize winners ONE CHILD NATION (Amazon Studios) and RICH HILL (Orchard), the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT (HBO Films); and the Oscar-shortlisted films HOOLIGAN SPARROW and THE WITNESS. Up next: Tribeca Audience Award-winner revenge thriller CATCH THE FAIR ONE (IFC Films) from producers Mollye Asher (Nomadland) and Darren Aronofsky, coming to theaters February 2022.

IFC FILMS presents Catch The Fair One, now playing in theaters.


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