Over a thousand entries were submitted to the competition, which was organized by National Geographic and the video site indi.com. The task was to write an arrangement of the main theme of the National Geographic TV series Genius.
Some words from the reknowned jury:
”WE FOUND OUR MUSICAL GENIUS!” – Hans Zimmer & Lorne Balfe
“Arrangements of the theme were fantastic. Like any film score, it worked amazingly with the story and visuals.” – Lorne Balfe
LOVE the video - the melodramatic hair flip is near and dear to my heart, haha. What an awesome story, seriously great production both musically and visually! – Tina Guo
– The idea behind the film was already there before the competition was announced, says Henrik Lindström.
– I actually stumbled across the competition during the week when we planned to record the movie. Then we suddenly got a deadline and the work was effective. The script was finished one week before recording, so it became a hectic week of writing the music, finding actors, location etc.
The film is recorded in the Nathan Milstein Hall at KMH. The music and sound design is created and produced entirely in midi, in the Pro Tools program at Henrik's home studio.