"Children of Metropolis" is our latest production featuring entirely original music composed and performed on 88+ instruments crafted by Gregory Kozak, the artistic director of Scrap Arts Music. Despite working on a limited budget during the pandemic, Kozak collaborated with Victoria filmmaker Andrew Struthers to bring to life a captivating, black-and-white, full-length film inspired by Fritz Lang's 1927 cult classic, "Metropolis." Our film, which picks up the story after the iconic scene of children running through the flooded streets of the ruined city, exudes an enchanting and magical atmosphere.
In this early draft of "Children of Metropolis," we offer a sneak peek at the opening minutes set to our composition "Bughouse." You may notice that some of the buildings bear a striking resemblance to our actual instruments. Through the art of filmmaking, we've transformed these instruments to seamlessly blend into the retro-futuristic landscape of Metropolis. Most of our instruments are ingeniously crafted from recycled scrap metal and plastics, remnants of construction projects.
While "Children of Metropolis" remains rooted in its adventurous narrative, it also offers a uniquely immersive musical and cinematic experience that is bound to leave an indelible mark. Our musicians and over 88+ sculptural invented instruments will be positioned along the edge of the stage, in front of the projection screen, where they will perform the music live, accompanying the film like a dynamic, synchronized score. We wholeheartedly extend an invitation for you to save the date for its highly-anticipated world premiere on April 6, 2024, in Silver City, NM. Should you plan to be part of our audience, please don't hesitate to inform us. This is an unforgettable experience you won't want to miss!