The Novice follows a college freshman on an obsessive quest to make varsity on her university’s cutthroat rowing team, no matter the cost. Written and directed by Lauren Hadaway, the film had its world premiere at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival where it earned glowing reviews and won the top prize of “Best U.S. Narrative Feature”. Isabelle Fuhrman stars as freshman rower Alex Dall alongside Amy Forsyth, Dilone, Kate Drummond, Jonathan Cherry, and Charlotte Ubben.
To accompany the film’s building intensity and psychological drama, composer Alex Weston devised a gripping, string-based score that grows in complexity and pace throughout. As Dall’s ferocious determination to be the best becomes all-consuming, the score reaches a blistering pace, further propelling the narrative.
Alongside Weston’s score, the soundtrack also features four pop tracks performed by Dilone, HXLT, The Paper Shakers, Colin Hegna, and Sammy Taylor. The Novice is now playing in theaters & on demand via IFC Films.