Sam & Barb’s School for Scandal, set to Samuel Barber’s Overture to the School for Scandal, tells the story of two close friends who throw a wild party where they end up engaging in a continuous game of one-upmanship, eventually realizing they might be in love with one another. Terrified to admit their feelings, they continue making one another jealous, engaging in more and more harmful behavior until someone gets hurt.
Sam & Barb’s School for Scandal is the third production in the film with live orchestra series by Filmelodic™, which includes Runaway Overture and Last Night’s Symphonie. Appealing to younger crowds and seasoned concertgoers alike, Filmelodic’s™ visual narratives “attempt to dissolve stereotypes about the target audience of classical music,” explains director Adam Grannick, that use “the international language of music to take the traditional place of dialogue.” Each film explores universal themes familiar to a 21st century audience, such as pilgrimage, jealousy, and love.
The film, full score, parts, click track and a technical rider are available under license from G. Schirmer, Inc. Filmelodic™, a production division of Adam Grannick Multimedia, LLC, is a series of new stories drawn from classical music and screened with live musicians.
Stills by Mickey Lewitter, Director of Photography
Film Duration: 10 min