I’ve recently completed work on the score for a new documentary by Greg Barker called ‘Sergio’. It’s based on the extraordinary biography of Sergio Vieira de Mello by Samantha Power called Chasing the Flame.
It has just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The soundtrack features an orchestral score with the beautiful solo playing of Brazilian guitarist Ife Tolentino who made the score come alive for me.
Extract from The Observer, Sunday 25 January 2009
I’m glad to find a buzz around a film brought here by the BBC and HBO. This is Sergio, and it recounts the life and death of Sergio Vieira de Mello, heroic womaniser and daredevil James Bond/RFK of humanitarian politics, who was buried under the rubble caused by a car bomb, dying in Baghdad. I wanted for a change to see a film about someone admirable, and I can see people crying through the film. A Variety critic tells me that Sergio does catch something of a new mood, mournful but in quest of something to admire.