Alex Noyer has announced his directorial debut, the short film Conductor, will premiere at Horrible Imaginings this weekend before embarking on a festival run. The seven minute film follows a music engineer as she mentors a young aficionado through composing a beat for a once in a lifetime competition, with devastating consequences.
In the film, "Alexis, a sound engineer, helps an aspiring musician, Josh, win the drum machine of his dreams in a competition in a mall. She mentors him and helps him find his groove to compose the winning beat. Once he submits his creation, it triggers a chain reaction revealing the competition booth to be a gruesome contraption. Through Josh's beat and a horrific death, Alexis' creative design comes to fruition directing the macabre music she envisioned."
The 808 producer said wanted to not only study the use of drum machines and beat making in a horror setting but also contemplate the price of the pursuit of fame along with the consequences of today's need for instant gratification.
Conductor will screen first at Santa Ana's Horrible Imaginings. The film will appear in the Faith, Livelihood and Identity Short Film block, screening September 2nd at 11 am at the Frida Cinema.
Conductor will then travel to downtown Provo, UT for the Film Quest Film Festival. It will screen September 7th at 9 pm in the Midnight Madness Shorts block at Velour.