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In the beginning of 2018 I was asked to compose the score for a short film directed by my friend and Nashville filmmaker William Price III. The film, Claire McKenna, is a segment in an anthology piece called 8beats.
Claire McKenna is the story of a young woman struggling to get and stay clean in the heart of the opioid epidemic in the US.
"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." -Mt. 5:5
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Nashville Film Fest (2019), Justice Film Fest (2018), Tallgrass Film Fest (2018), Breck Film Fest (2018), Golden Door International Film Fest (2018), Director’s Circle Festival of Shorts (2018), Pittsburg Independent Film Fest (2018)
WINNER: Directors Circle Festival of Shorts Audience Choice Award. Southern Shorts Awards, Award of Excellence in Acting (Bailey Hyneman and Ashley Porter), Directing, Production Design, and Screenwriting (William Price III), and Music (Dave Mantel).
released March 20, 2020
Written & performed by: NAAL
Produced by: Logan Matheny, William Price III, and NAAL
Mixed by: Logan Matheny
Mastered for digital release by: Dave Mantel & Broken Light Records
Cover Design by: Rebecca Loomis
So-called Punk Rocker of ambient. NAAL is the postmodernist, minimal composition/drone project of Nashville based, award
winning film composer Dave Mantel. With elements of ambient and drone music, field recordings, and a multi-sensory live performance, NAAL explores the depths of simple, mostly a-melodic compositions, made up of thick layers of gently modulating tones and textures....more