Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 49: 'Sweet Tooth' Composer Jeff Grace Interview


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On this episode of the Geektown Behind The Scenes podcast, I am chatting with Jeff Grace, composer on Netflix wonderful fantasy adventure series 'Sweet Tooth'.

Based on the DC/Vertigo comic book, 'Sweet Tooth' is set ten years after “The Great Crumble”, an event that wreaked havoc on the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrids — babies born part human, part animal. Unsure if hybrids are the cause or result of the virus, many humans fear and hunt them.

After a decade of living safely in his secluded forest home, a sheltered hybrid deer-boy named Gus (Christian Convery) unexpectedly befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd (Nonso Anozie). Together they set out on an extraordinary adventure across what’s left of America in search of answers — about Gus’ origins, Jepperd’s past, and the true meaning of home.

Jeff Grace is an award-winning composer who has scored a multitude of films and tv series, a number of which have been collaborations with 'Sweet Tooth' showrunner Jim Mickle. They include the Sundance TV drama 'Hap and Leonard' which ran on Amazon in the UK, the Netflix film 'In the Shadow of the Moon', starring Boyd Holbrook and Michael C. Hall, the movies 'Cold In July', starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Jonson, and 'Night Moves', starring Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning. More recently Jeff has been scoring Facebook Watch series 'The Birch', and Tom Dolby's film 'The Artist's Wife' starring Lena Olin and Bruce Dern.

In the interview, Jeff discusses his long collaboration with Jim Mickle, and how he came up with the unique hybrid sound of 'Sweet Tooth'. There are a number of spoilers in this interview, so I would strongly suggest you watch the series first before listening. The drama comes from Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey’s Team Downey, and Netflix has recently revealed it has been watched by 60 million member households, placing it as the 6th most-watched English-language original series on the streaming service.

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