The story behind the Hobo score




While you were pounding wine with the fam last Christmas Eve, Russ Howard III (The Third!) was answering a phone call from Jason Eisner. The Hobo With a Shotgun director asked him to score the climactic scenes for his feature-length grindhouse film with one catch: he would have to deliver the orchestral score by January 2. Eisner wanted something big with a small budget in next to no time.

Howard had done it before for South of Heaven, which screened the same year as Eisner's Treevenge. Could he do it again?

In only a week, Howard produced over 20 minutes of music for a 50-piece orchestra. While you were smashing shots with your friends on New Year’s Eve, Howard was downing energy drinks and recording with said orchestra.

“I wrote some epic themes for the characters, then threw an orchestra of 50 musicians in the studio, and didn’t let them out ‘til we had a score that sounded like it’d blasted its way outta hell!”

The result is five palpitation-inducing tracks that will amp you up for Friday's Hobo opening. Enjoy!

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