A modern Western Mystery film by Vincent Viti IV. Premiered in IMAX at the Arizona Science Center on November 20th, 2015. 90 minutes long.
Claudia is a young reporter who is forced to move to the small Southwestern mining town of Nemonto Hills when her boyfriend, Sean, is transferred there for his job. While on a camping trip to the nearby Oro Springs, they discover a camcorder that shows the murder of two hikers. As a reporter, Claudia is compelled to investigate the case. Claudia and Sean quickly find themselves knee deep in a conspiracy. When the sadistic man, the Regent, who runs the town, finds out they have the footage, At Dusk becomes a race to reveal the truth or bury it forever. Claudia and Sean join forces with a retired cop and a mysterious old man in order to crack the mystery of Oro Springs.
At Dusk was my first feature length project, and it was a dream come true hearing this score on the IMAX speaker system in front of 200 audience members. I had exactly one month to score the film, which required 60 minutes of orchestral music. The tight timeline did not allow for any live recording. At Dusk is a blend of suspenseful string music, dramatic piano work, and a dash of cowboy adventure. Banjos and acoustic guitars bring the viewers right to the Arizona Desert where At Dusk was made. Oro Springs itself is scored with the Ney Flute and Gamelans to give the location an otherwordly vibe.