CAM is a technology-driven psychological thriller set in the world of webcam porn. It follows Alice, an ambitious camgirl, who wakes up one day to discover she’s been replaced on her show with an exact replica of herself. The film is a Blumhouse Production and released as a Netflix Original Nov. 16.
“What does it sound like when a computer dreams, and what does it sound like when it has a nightmare?” That was the central question director Daniel Goldhaber and composer Gavin Brivik explored for the CAM score. “We wanted it to begin in a dreamy, synthy, girlpop, fairytale-like dreamworld and then descend into a percussive, distorted, digital nightmare. We wanted this score to be a collage of sound, ranging from the organic instruments that represent the real world, to the synthesized sounds of our protagonists’s online reality. We spent months looking for new sounds to reflect the uniqueness of this world.
Acting as a single sonic landscape, the score incorporates elements from Michael Bucuzzo’s sound design to create a totally immersive, uniform audio architecture. Just as CAM questions where realities collide, Brivik’s captivating score blurs musical boundaries immersing you completely into Alice’s world.
ABOUT THE COMPOSER: Gavin Brivik is a film composer best known for his work on the 90th Academy Award Nominated, 2018 Student BAFTA Winning and 2018 Student Academy Award Gold Medal winning film My Nephew Emmett. Gavin is featured as one of the American Society of Composers and Publishers’ “Film Composers to Watch,” winner of the 2017 World Soundtrack Award for Best Composition by a Young International Composer, the recipient of the ASCAP Jimmy Van Heuson Film Composer Award, honored with the distinguished Elmer Bernstein Film Scoring Award, and with the prestigious Alan Menken Composer Award.