Just Temptation is a fast-growing pan-European film music company based in Berlin, which provides independent European producers and directors with original music funding, comprehensive support and a full range of film music services.
Film music triggers emotions and tells the story. It simply has the power to turn a good film into a masterpiece!A good soundtrack can also reinforce the film’s communication, generate a buzz effect and help the film achieve success!
Very often the cinema and music worlds are not properly connected though. Film producers feel discouraged by the complexity of music rights and film directors complain about the lack of budget for music in films, as they see music as a key component of the project much like the cast.
Just Temptation’s goal is to address this lack by providing the film producers and film directors with:
financial means to optimize the music of their productions
music consulting and supervision to help them make the right artistic choices while adhering to the film’s music budget
direct access to some of Europe's most compelling Indie Music composers, cutting edge music catalogues and experienced music supervisors
Just Temptation financed the original music of theLithuanian sci-fi love drama "Vanishing Waves", whose score was composed by Peter von Poehl.
The film partook in festivals worldwide and won multiple awards: four at US-Fantastic Fest 2012 for best feature, director, screenplay and actress, as well as the Golden Mélies for the best European fantastic film, HR Gigger price at NIFF, and best film 2012 at Rio Grind Film Festival in Vancouver.
'Vanishing Waves' narrates the journey of a young man who assists a scientific research team by functioning as a patient in a series of experiments. Therefore he is asked to make some form of contact with a young woman who has been locked in a comatose state for some time. As he gets to know her, he decides to hide data from the researchers to meet her secretly and passionately in surreal dreamscapes, eventually doomed to collapse around them.
WRESTLING IN DAKAR
Just Temptation financed the original music of thePolish-British-French documentary 'Wrestling in Dakar', whose score was composed by Pako Sarr and Kayah.
At Berlinale 2013, a film crew accompanied the 'Wrestling in Dakar' producer, director and writer during his business trip. Access here (03'40'' onwards)the footage of the meeting between filmmaker Edward Porembny and JT-director Vincent Favrat.
The documentary has already been pre-sold to more than ten TV broadcasters worldwide.
'Wrestling in Dakar' focuses on the endeavors of the first woman in the wrestling business, promoter and politician, and two young Selegalese wanna-be-wrestlers. The film depicts a Senegalese 'Rocky' with a soul filled with African spirit, and with the great aesthetics visibly inspired by Ridley Scott's 'Gladiator'. Mixing love and hate, hopes, disillusions and convictions, this documentary is an invitation to a colorful journey, and to a reflection on human condition in the society forced to constant fight.
Just Temptation financed the original music of the international co-production 'Il Futuro', whose score was composed by Pánico(Caroline Chaspoul/ Eduardo Henríquez).
The film was selected for Sundance Film Festival and won the KNF Award2013 at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
The coming-of-age-story 'Il Futuro', directed by Alicia Scherson, is about a brother and sister, who after experiencing the loss of their parents, find themselves having to suddenly grow up. On their way to adulthood, the sister meets the retired Mr. Universe (the Dutch legend Rutger Hauer) and steps into his dark mansion in search of a future.
Just Temptation provided synch and financing for the 3D Mystery Thriller 'Lost Place', which will be released in 2013 and distributed by NFP and Warner Brothers.
'Lost Place' is the first German feature film to have ever been mixed in Dolby Atmos sound format.
'Lost Place' revolves around the episodes of four teenagers who, while on a GPS treasure hunt, run into an US military radio tower station that, during the Cold War, belonged to a secret military program which produced horrible side effects and that had been abandoned ever since.
KYSS MIG – WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT
Just Temptation provided the Swedish art-house hit 'Kyss Mig - With Every Heartbeat', released in the US and in the major European territories in 2011, with original music funding, search for the right composer (Marc Collin of Nouvelle Vague), and soundtrack-based marketing.
Mia and Frida, both in their thirties, meet each other for the first time at their parents' engagement party. Mia's father is about to get married to Frida's mother, which will make Mia and Frida stepsisters. As the two women get to know one another, strong emotions begin to stir between them. Their relationship will turn everything upside down for everyone close to them with dramatic consequences.
The film was awarded the 2012 Guldbagge Award for best supporting actress by the Swedish Film Institute.
Just Temptation financed the original music of the long feature documentary 'Parallax Sounds' (co-production between Italy, Germany, and USA), whose score was composed by Ken Vandermark and features, among others, David Grubbs (Gastr del Sol) and Steve Albini (Big Black).
The documentary 'Parallax Sounds' explores the intimate connection between music and urban landscape in Chicago. It is directed by the award-winning Italian filmmaker Augusto Contento and produced by Giancarlo Grande (Pàlé Films - Pirates à l’écran). The film is now touring in Festivals and has already gained international recognition (TFF / UCCA: 2012 Special Jury Award; RIFF: 2012 Official Selection Music Docs; RIFF: 2012 Indie Lisboa Official Selection Indel Musica). The film features musicians who contributed to shape the vibrant Chicago underground music scene from the 90s onwards, namely Ken Vandermark, David Grubbs, Steve Albini, Damon Locks, Ian Williams and Azita Youssefi.