Trendy

DIRECTOR

Louis Lagayette

PRODUCTION

Warner Bros.

CAST

Lachlan Nieboer, Alan Ford, Alice Sanders

Soundtrack

  • Drugs (extended electro mix)
  • Into North
  • Dark Thoughts
  • Exploring the Neighbourhood
  • Dog Fight
  • He is the Murderer
  • Which Pill?
  • Pantone Aquamarine

About the project

Nominated for Raindance Film Festival 2017 who had following to say about the film:

“IT’S THE SORT OF FILM THAT FEW HAVE THE COURAGE TO MAKE THESE DAYS”

Walter created heavy beat-laden tracks that weaved into ever evolving soundscapes, utilising analog synths and effect units. For some of the dance tracks Walter collaborated with Vienna based electronic artist ROTBART (Christoph Pichler) to create electronic textures and beat-driven tracks.

Synopsis: Richard, a 30 year-old teacher, moves to East London, where he discovers hipsters, cockneys, immigrants and conflict. He discovers the East End: its nights, its drugs, its people, but the big city is not a welcoming place. Faced with rejection and abuse, Richard’s past demons resurface and let loose his violent instincts.

Some impressions

“The film is helped in no small part by Walter Mair’s brilliantly unsettling score”

Raindance Review

Press

Raindance Film Festival

“Trendy succeeds in being highly entertaining and affecting. It’s hard to tell whether its dark subject matter and tonal shifts will garner significant mainstream audience, but it’s the sort of film that few have the courage to make these days; it’s relevant, funny and unsettling in the best possible way. And it deserves your attention all the more for it.”

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Screenwords

“Trendy succeeds in being entertaining and engaging throughout… in one moment it would appear to have replaced the yuppies of American Psycho for the hipsters of East London. Trendy is just like the East London it depicts: drugged up, visually intense, and pulsating with techno.”

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The 730 Review

“And some lively supporting performances from Alan Ford (giving us the best cockney gangster since Get Carter), Haluk Bilginer and Alice Sanders.”

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