A short film that explores what it means to be a man within modern-day society, discovering the challenges faced by men due to expectations to behave in a certain fashion in order to fit in. Men don’t Cry is a portrayal of the more vulnerable side of men
ABOUT THE SOUNDTRACK
Men don’t Cry was a real challenge to score. Being the most personal short film of Matthew Hackney, the music has to bring birth to the deepest side of manliness. You can hear the sense of suffocation in the delicate yet heavily compressed piano at the beginning of the piece. Accompanied by tender guitars still uneasy rhythmed, weighty as the cliché that men must stay strong and stay away from emotions. As a general question, Maxime Hurtado introduced mallets at the middle. Always used for fairies, childish and refined universes, why would mallets not be perfect to fit men emotional delicacy ? And then as our inner voice the slow beat begins to rise, very discrete and muffled. Until the final explosion. Men don’t Cry ends on a mixture of powerful rap beat, sharped drums embellished by distorted guitars and soft legato strings, arpeggiated by a combination of synth, mallets and woodwinds, wobbled by a strong sub bass. The fully acceptance of being human before being a man.