I met singer-songwriter Lee Harris at the British Film Institute screening of TWO SPIRITS at the arts complex on the banks of the Thames in London. After the film we walked over the bridge in the rain to a little Indian restaurant. Our conversation was not that of new friends getting acquainted, but of old friends newly reunited with a lifetime of catching up to do. We shared our histories and our dreams. We talked about the projects we were each making and what might happen next.
Lee saved the day shortly thereafter when I returned to post-production in the U.S. to revise the film for PBS and needed to quickly replace a piece of music. It’s in a key sequence where Fred describes who he is to his family and asks for their support. It was just the right place for the instrumental version of Lee’s piece Hollow. Here is Lee claiming Wicked Game in a powerful one-take performance that provides a larger sense of his musical work.