Michael, Lolita and Kristopher recently finished scoring the feature-length documentary “An Act of Love.” The film, directed by Scott Sheppard and produced by Sheppard and Kate Logan, tells the story of an unwitting advocate in the fight for equal rights within the Church, Rev. Frank Schaefer. Rev. Shaefer had his ministerial credentials revoked in December 2013 after officiating his son’s same-sex wedding, and the film examines the difficult position people are faced when their personal beliefs clash with official policy in their careers.
For the intimate chamber-music sound of the score, the composers collaborated with several talented LA soloists including the Kahlo String Quartet (Mann-Wen Lo, Yeseul Chloe Kam, Ben Chilton and Eunghee Cho), Andris Mattson (trumpet), John Yoakum (woodwinds), Greg Herzenach (guitars) and Jonathan Richards (bass).
The film will premiere next month at the Mill Valley Film Festival Friday, Oct. 9 (with an encore screening Monday Oct. 12). Information and tickets can be found here.