A Conversation with Ben Lovett, Film Composer for David Bruckner's The Night House

I was thrilled to interview Ben Lovett about the score he created for Searchlight Pictures' The Night House, directed by David Bruckner and starring Rebecca Hall. We talked about his background and how he was tricked into writing music for film. Ben shares how he went about creating music to match concepts like void and labyrinthian architecture. In addition, he makes an argument that it's not who you know, but who knows you that ultimately matters. Sounds intriguing? Make sure to tune into the signal of this video. It's a jam-packed interview.

Description of The Night House: Beth (Rebecca Hall) spirals after her husband Owen (Evan Jonigkeit) commits suicide. Her mourning process begins in a normal way: she drinks wine and watches videos of their memories together. Her sanity begins to fray, however, when she begins to suspect that a ghostly presence has entered the house. All signs point to this being the case, and Beth wonders if Owen has found a way to come back to her. At the same time, as she begins the painful process of sorting through Owen's things, she uncovers secrets about her husband that rock her to the core. Read my full review of The Night House here.

About Ben Lovett: Ben Lovett is a recording artist, film composer, songwriter and producer from Georgia. He has composed the scores to films like The Ritual, The Signal, Broadcast Signal Intrusion, Synchronicity, and many others. Most recently he wrote the film score for The Night House, directed by David Bruckner and starring Rebecca Hall.

Instagram: @benlovett

About Interviewer: Lindsey Dunn is a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association and writes movie reviews at the website 1ofmystories.com. She believes in the power of stories to change hearts and minds better than any logical argument. She still pinches herself daily that her dream of being a film critic finally came true. In addition to reviewing films, she enjoys interviewing filmmakers and curating movie recommendations for others. Although she enjoys many types of movies, her wheelhouse is classic movies (or those that pay homage to them), suspense, and films in which characters wrestle with faith. Her other interests include mixology, midcentury modern design and architecture, eating homemade popcorn, and listening to podcasts about faith and culture. You can also follow her on Twitter: @1ofmystories.