Original score from the 2022 fantasy feature film directed by Ruben Vandenborre, starring Bracha van Doesburgh, Mo Bakker and Jan Decleir, produced by Dingie and released by Netflix.
THE STORY: The delivery of the gifts turns into a disaster and Santa Claus is in trouble. Will her grandchildren, Jules and Noor, manage to team up to save the day?
THE SCORE: “The Claus Family 3 is the last instalment of the Claus Family trilogy. It’s very different from the previous two movies so I tried a slightly different approach musically. Besides the orchestral foundation – once again beautifully performed by the FAME’S Orchestra – I’m leaning more heavily onto choir, which we recorded in the Netherlands. There are a lot of woodwind solos, string solos, and even Mexican inspired cues that feature amazing guitar performances by Bruno Justi. Overall, it’s a much more adventurous score which was a lot of fun to write!” – 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 two The Claus Family movies (2020, 2021).
MMS22052 THE CLAUS FAMILY 3 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by ANNE-KATHRIN DERN
Release date (digital): December 7, 2022