‘For Erica’, a short film by Nord DDB for Ronald McDonald Children’s Fund was nominated in the ‘Crafts’ category for Guldägget. Epidemic Sound composer Gavin Luke’s soundtrack played an instrumental part in the project.
Composed in collaboration with Epidemic Sound’s bespoke music department Æntidote, the soundtrack is testament to Nielsen’s report that music increases creativity, empathy, emotive power, and information power of content. With Gavin Luke’s wider catalog being a part of Epidemic Sound’s library, his music has also helped the likes of Netflix, LG, and YouTuber PewDiePie bring their stories to life, amassing hundreds of millions of plays on music streaming platforms in the process.
The film tells the story of Paul and Iréne Lederhausen, who founded Ronald McDonald House Charities, in memory of their daughter Erica. Gavin Luke, composer with Epidemic Sound, says: “I’m humbled that my music could play a part in bringing this touching, wonderful story to life. Immediately after I watched it for the first time I felt a personal connection to the project. 45 minutes later, I had a sketch of a beginning, middle and an end. It just poured out of me. We tweaked certain elements and made some revisions but the process was very smooth. I’m thrilled that it was nominated for the Guldägget award.”
Oscar Höglund, co-founder and CEO at Epidemic Sound, says: “Gavin has this amazing ability to compose music that touches people, drawing them into the story they’re watching.
We’ve seen it time and time again over the years and we’re delighted to see the success he’s experienced here mirroring his popularity on music streaming platforms. Congratulations Gavin and all involved in this beautiful project for the nomination.”