Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead , Synchronic tells the story of two New Orleans paramedics and longtime best friends Steve (Anthony Mackie) and Dennis (Jamie Dornan) who are called to a series of bizarre, gruesome accident. They chalk it up to the mysterious new party drug found at the scene. But after Dennis’s oldest daughter suddenly disappears, Steve stumbles upon a terrifying truth about the supposed psychedelic that will challenge everything he knows about reality—and the flow of time itself.
Synchronic is a truly unique sci-fi film. It features a futuristic, electronic score by The Album Leaf ( Jimmy LaValle).
Of the soundtrack Jimmy states “Synchronic is my third score collaboration with filmmaking duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, and with each film, I try to find something special to center the score around. With Synchronic, I created a custom synth patch to replicate what the drug may sound like and where it could send you in time. I was then able to find my way within the film, accompanying its many twists and turns while keeping the score cohesive. This time I was also able to collaborate with vocalists Angela Liu and Lola Blanc, multi-instrumentalist James McAlister, cellist Clarice Jensen, violinist Jake Falby, percussionist Joe Wong and cellist and double bassist Gabe Noel – I’m grateful to each performer’s improvisation and performance. I think the score supports the film well and am excited to share it!”