Original score from the 2021 historical drama feature film directed by Leah Purcell, starring Leah Purcell, Jessica De Gouw and Sam Reid, produced by Bunya Productions and Oombarra Productions, released by Modern Films (UK/Ireland) and Cinemien (Benelux).
THE STORY: A lonely bushwoman struggles to raise her children and run the family farm while her husband is away.
THE SCORE: “I was initially recommended and sent a brief by Leah Purcell who wrote, directed, starred and also sings the closing song and it said: ‘send me something sparse, non-melodic and edgy’ – and I knew exactly the sound she wanted. What I loved most about the film is how raw it is and I wanted the score to match that. The score is full of fiddles, banjos, mandolins, piano and electric guitars. I’m also proud to say except for two guitar solos and double bass I played all the instruments. Being my first film I owe a lot to Leah and editor Dani Cooper for guiding my way.” – Salliana Seven Campbell
THE COMPOSER: Salliana is a freelance composer and multi-instrumentalist performing on five-string violin, nyckelharper, octave mandolin, baritone bowed psaltry, piano, hammered dulcimer, hurdy gurdy and vocals. Her composition Nightingale Floor is a twenty minute piece for string orchestra and showcases each of the stringed instruments she plays. Her own band Speed of Purple has toured nationally and released their debut album “Beautiful Things” in 2008. Salliana has written soundtracks, string arrangements and recorded for La Boîte, Queensland Theatre Company, various short films/documentaries, but is makingher feature film debut with The Drover’s Wife the Legend of Molly Johnson.
MMS22028 THE DROVER’S WIFE THE LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by SALLIANA SEVEN CAMPBELL
Release date (digital): May 20, 2022