To Rest in Peace

by Leah Curtis

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This film is inspired by the true story of Malek, a Kuwaiti man during the Iraqi Invasion in 1990. Day after day, he passes two dead bodies that no one is burying. He wants to find out why, but everyone is afraid to interfere during wartime. Caught between his fear of death and his respect for human dignity, Malek decides to bury the bodies himself by the side of the road.


released September 30, 2012

A Film by Fawaz Al-Matrouk
Music composed, orchestrated and conducted by Leah Curtis

Conductor : Leah Curtis
Vocals : Lisbeth Scott
Violin : Armen Anassian
Violin : Nancy Roth
Viola : Lynn Grants
Cello : Mary Anne Steinberger
Percussion : M.B. Gordy
Duduk : Chris Bleth
Oud : Dean Parks
Music Consultant & Contractor : Alan Steinberger
Scoring Assistant: Karim Elmahmoudi
Music Editor : Dave Lawrence
Music Scoring Mixer : John Rodd
Music Recording Engineer (Capitol Studios) : Charlie Paakkari
Sr. Director/Manager (Capitol Studios) : Paula Salvatore
Studio Assistant (Capitol Studios) : Danny Gillick
Thanks: Katrina Schiller
Kuwaiti Music Adviser: Dr Lisa Urkevich
Arabic Translation of Lyrics: Faisal Al-Matrouk & Mona Al-Kazemi
Design: Benjamin Portas
Published by Curtis Perriman Music Publishing (ASCAP)
Original Score Recorded at Capitol Studio A Hollywood USA.
American Federation of Musicians
© 2012 All Rights Reserved

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE : Nomination Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2010
BEST WORLD MUSIC : Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2010
3rd Place: Park City Film Music Festival 2012
First Look Festival, 2011.
Norwich Film Festival, 2012.
LACMA Muse Young Directors Night, 2012.
Irvine Film Festival, 2012.
Super Shorts Int'l Film Festival, 2011.
Mizna's Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, 2011.
Brantford Film Festival, 2011.
Winner: Best Short Film.
Tacoma Film Festival, 2011.
SoCal Film Fest, 2011.
Crystal Palace International Film Festival, 2011.
Big Bear Lake International Film Festival, 2011.
Central Florida International Film Festival, 2011.
Winner: Paul Leder Award.
NYC International Film Festival, 2011.
LA Shorts International Film Festival, 2011.
Real to Reel International Film Festival, 2011.
World Cup Film Awards, 2011.
Winner: Short Film Champion.
Breckenridge Festival of Film, 2011.
AmPav Cannes Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, 2011.
LA New Wave International Film Festival, 2011.
Gulf Film Festival, 2011.
Kuwait International Film Retreat, 2011.
Winner: 1st place in Cinematography.
Winner: 2nd place in Directing, Editing.
Dubai Film Festival, 2010 - Official premiere.
PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, 2009.
Winner: Silver Prize.
Super Shorts Film Festival, 2008.
Script Finalist.
American Gem Script Competition, 2007.



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Leah Curtis Los Angeles, California

Leah Curtis composes and produces original music soundtracks and scores for film directors, orchestras, choirs, choreographers, solo artists and game developers.

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