This week we have been so pleased to finally share our interview with Benji (2018) composer Kostas Christides! Justin and I spoke with him last week and he kindly answered all of our questions about his background and career, followed by an in-depth discussion of his process working on Benji. He talks all about his friendship with director Brandon Camp, his favorite moments in the film, recording the score in Yugoslavia, and what it was like to finally meet Benji in person!
We also discovered some fun Sequel Rights connections (we've been around long enough to have those!): Kostas attended the University of Southern California's Screen Scoring Program. USC of course being my alma mater. There, Kostas met Christopher Young and later began working with him. Young is the composer of films such as Spider-Man 3, Hellraiser, The Grudge, and... SPECIES! One of our first ever Sequel Rights series! (Click here for those episodes)
We're so thankful to Kostas for joining us on Sequel Rights. You can hear the interview in the YouTube video above, but we hope you'll also listen to the full podcast episode (below) and subscribe!
Next week we'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming with an episode on For the Love of Benji (1977). And speaking of music...we might have a little surprise for you next week as well! ;-)