Original score from the 2021 fantasy feature film directed by Ruben Vandenborre, starring Jan Declair, Mo Bakker and Bracha van Doesburgh, produced by Dingie and released by Netflix.
THE STORY: Jules Claus has embraced Christmas again and is getting ready for the busiest time of the year together with grandpa Noël. Everything seems to go according to plan, until Jules receives a very special letter with an intriguing question.
THE SCORE: “This isn’t your average feel-good Christmas movie. It’s a profound story about grief and loss during times of Holidays. We go on a journey with this family trying to find their Christmas spirit again. The score very much tries to capture that struggle and alternates between isolating melancholy, exhilarating adventure, hopeful warmth, and Christmas joy. The FAME’S Macedonian Symphony Orchestra’s marvelous performance only enhances those emotions.” – Anne-Kathrin Dern
THE COMPOSER: Born in Eutin, Germany, Anne-Kathrin Dern graduated from the UCLA Film Scoring program. She started out working as a sample developer and percussion library programmer before getting her first mock-up commission on the Alan Menken/Christopher Lennertz medieval comedy Galavant. As a composer, her traditionally melodic writing can be enjoyed in a variety of children’s adventure films as well as in her collaborations with Klaus Badelt, most notably on the 3D animated ballerina movie Leap! (2016). MovieScore Media has previously released The Jade Pendant (2017), Help, I Shrunk My Parents (2018) and Help, I Shrunk My Friends (2021), The Legend of the War Horse (2018) and Dern’s other Christmas-theme offering, Lilly’s Bewitched Christmas and of course, the first The Claus Family (2020).
MMS21079 THE CLAUS FAMILY 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by ANNE-KATRHIN DERN
Release date (digital): December 10, 2021