In The Life of Music (2017)

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In the Life of Music Production Begins!

 

3 Chapters; 3 Generations; 3 Worlds:
Changed by a Song.

 

Directed By: Caylee So / Sok Visal
Written By: Caylee So / Dane Styler
Produced By: Caylee So / Neardey Trinh / praCh

 

In the Life of Music tells the story of how one song “Champa Battambong,” a song made famous by Sin Sisamuth (the King of Khmer Music), plays a role in the lives of three different generations. It is a feature narrative told in 3 chapters during 3 different decades, depicting the lives of people whose world is inevitably transformed by war. It is a powerful intergenerational tale that weaves through 38 years of Cambodia’s ever-changing landscape.

Chapter One: The Song of Love (1968)
In the small village, a group of musicians ride into town to give a rare impromptu fundraising concert, igniting profound excitement and wonder from all the townspeople. Bearing the burdens and responsibilities of traditions, two strangers: CHY, 16, and PHALLY, 15, seeks to overcome their obstacles, and find a way to attend the concert, a concert in which music and love will be forever intertwined.
CLICK HERE for behind the scenes production photos of CHAPTER ONE: The Song of LOVE.

Chapter Two: The Song of Death (1976)
Mith, 40’s, a famous singer now living under the terror of the Khmer Rouge Regime, struggles with surviving his own legacy.
CLICK HERE for behind the scenes production photos of CHAPTER TWO: The Song of DEATH.

Chapter Three: The Song of Birth (2007)
Hope, 26, a singer, songwriter, journeys to Cambodia, the place her mother calls “home” where along the way, relationships will be tested, and one’s quest for identity will give voice to a generation who must reconcile the past with the present in order to shape the music of our future.
CLICK HERE for behind the scenes production photo of CHAPTER THREE: The Song of BIRTH.