“My name is Rayne Roberts and I’m a director, producer, and executive at Lucasfilm… Oh, and I LOVE your music.”
This email launched one the highlights of my life, inviting me to work with an incredible team and compose the score for Rayne's stunning short film about love and addiction named "It's Snowing Outside". To complete the process, I travelled to San Francisco to complete the sound mix at the extravagant Skywalker Ranch with some of the best engineers in the world. The film is currently on the festival circuit, and I am delighted to share my score with you.
Special thanks to Rayne and Mea for inviting me to join them on this wonderful project, to André and the team at Skywalker Sound for sharing the mix experience and making my cheeks hurt from laughter, and to the entire team for making this such a special experience.
Thank you, and I hope you enjoy the music!
released October 23, 2020
Music written, produced, and mixed by Levi Patel
Recorded by Levi Patel and Jacob Rush
Mastered by Mike Gibson of Munki Masters at Bonfire Audio, Wellington, New Zealand
Additional production by Rayne Roberts and Gala Morris
Violas, synthesisers, and guitars for tracks 1-3 recorded at Studio509, Auckland, New Zealand.
All other music recorded at Lot9 Studios, Auckland, New Zealand.
Cover image adapted from the film shot by Caleb Heymann
Cover design by Corban Koschak
Title design by Matthew Wakeman
"It's Snowing Outside" is a Digital Caviar Production
Starring Joi Liaye & Sebastian Gregory
Production Designer - Brandon Agan
Editor - Colin Goudie
Costume Designer - Jo Fraticelli
Director of Photography - Caleb Heymann
Casting Director - Matthew Lessall
Supervising Sound Editor - André Fenley
Music Supervisors - Al Risi, Paul Riggio
VFX Supervisor - John Knoll
Executive Producers - Tony Armer, Colin Goudie, Kevin Lin, Robert Nucci
Produced by Michael E. Brown, Mae Tefka, Rayne Roberts
Written & Directed by Rayne Roberts