Adam Howard of Howard Music recently composed the music for an AV to be played before the South African premiere of Invictus, the new film directed by Clint Eastwood, and starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.
Osmosis commissioned the Ministry Of Illusion to produce a five-minute AV to be played just before the South African premiere that took place on 8th December 2009.
Set in post-apartheid South Africa, the story follows Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) as he joins with the country's national rugby team captain Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon) in the hopes of uniting his scattered nation. In addition to featuring a dynamite cast, Invictus also happens to be the latest directorial effort from Clint Eastwood.
“Client wanted original music scored to a four-minute AV of original stock footage of Mandela's release and events leading up to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final. Having these images to compose to was moving and inspiring. From Mandela's day of release, the inauguration, the Springboks in training and the build-up to right before the kick-off, I had to try and capture the scale and magic of these famous events. I went with an orchestral score and used the beautiful voice of Margaret Motsage.” Howard also completed final mix.