Immortality: Nainita Desai Releases Her Score To Sam Barlow’s Interactive Movie Trilogy!

Fresh off the heels of Nainita Desai’s recent EMMY® nomination, Lakeshore Records has released her latest masterpiece yet: Immortality—Original Soundtrack to the Interactive Trilogy! The game score by two-time Emmy®-nominated composer Nainita Desai (14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible, The Reason I Jump) features a vividly cinematic score which is orchestrated with darkly twisted melodies and crescendos that greatly enhance the interactive movie trilogy. 

The game created by Sam Barlow will be released August 30 by Half Mermaid Productions.  Platforms include Platforms include Xbox Series X|S (Game Pass), Steam PC, iOS and Android via Netflix Games, and GOG.

 

Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Stream]

Track List

01. Introducing Immortality
02. Immortality – Opening
03. Life
04. Life – Supernatural
05. Life – Subverted
06. Life – Subverted Supernatural
07. Religion
08. Religion – Supernatural
09. Religion – Subverted
10. Religion – Subverted Supernatural
11. Art
12. Art – Supernatural
13. Art – Subverted
14. Art – Subverted Supernatural
15. Immortality – Closing
16. Immortality – End Credits
17. Two Of Everything – Tori Beaumont


 

IMMORTALITY is Sam Barlow’s first return to the horror genre since Silent Hill: Shattered Memories in 2009. In this game, players get to explore a treasure trove of newly unearthed footage from the three lost movies of Marissa Marcel. By using a magical new mechanic – the ability to ‘match cut’ from a visual at any point in a piece of footage – players navigate via cinematic language to dig up the secrets beneath the surface.

Says Desai: “Immortality is a boldly ambitious attempt to deconstruct cinema through gameplay. There are three musical themes and each theme is connected to a film, dealing with Marissa’s story and her grappling with how she engages with mortality. The themes represent the different types of ‘magic.’ Mapped with each theme is a subverted theme which all contain a form of sadness as the magic fades or fails. There’s another side to the themes revealed during gameplay where I had a lot of fun, twisting, manipulating and mangling the orchestral recordings to evoke a ‘hidden’ side to the narrative.  The game is quite philosophical, dealing with mortality, the creation of art as an immortality machine, the extent to which our physicality is part of the art, and what it means for art to live on.”

 

ABOUT NAINITA DESAI

Two-time Emmy and Ivor Novello nominee and RTS award winning composer, Nainita Desai, is the World Soundtrack Awards 2021 winner for Discovery of the Year. A double BIFA and Cinema Eye Honors nominee; BAFTA Breakthrough Brit, and IFMCA Breakthrough Composer of the year 2019, Nainita was described by Empire magazine as one of the top 5 composers to watch for 2022 and leading UK film critic Mark Kermode’s Top 3 Film Scores of 2021.

Amongst various BAFTA, Oscar and Emmy acclaimed productions, Nainita’s recent projects include the Netflix documentary 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible, produced by Oscar winner Jimmy Chinn, for which her score has earned an Emmy, HMMA and ASCAP Composer Choice nominations, feature documentary Body Parts which premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival, as well as the interactive film-video game Immortality that has released August 2022. 

Desai’s other credits include Oscar 2020 nominated and BAFTA & Cannes winning feature doc For Sama, Sundance and Emmy nominated score for The Reason I Jump, an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity. 

Recent projects include BBC dramas Unprecedented (James Norton, Olivia Williams), Lucy Kirkwood drama Maryland, Bafta nominated American Murder [Netflix’s most watched documentary of 2020], ITV crime drama series The Tower (Gemma Whelan), as well as Kevin Macdonald’s The Story Of Us and Interactive film / video game Telling Lies, the acclaimed release by Sam Barlow / Annapurna Interactive.

Upcoming drama series include BBC1 action thriller Crossfire (Keeley Hawes), SKY drama Funny Woman (Gemma Arterton), amongst landmark series Earthsounds for Apple TV+, Predators for Sky/Netflix, a video game for Electronic Arts and Bafta winning & Oscar nominated director Farah Nabulsi’s forthcoming feature political thriller The Teacher.

 

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