But of course, everything changes once you get on set and you're in the mix of shooting. And that was true for Bond who told us the influences that might have been present before gave way to working in and adapting to the immediacy of the moment. "That was pretty much before we got Bucharest," he said of the movies he mentioned. "When we got Bucharest on location, all that sort of falls to the side, and the locations, the local actors, our main actors, the city in itself, just guided us in what the flavor would be."
And helping to set that flavor is the music of the film, which features a score by Dead Mono and Christophe Beck and songs by The xx, M83 and Moby (who Bond directed the "Body Rock" video for), and the latter in particular really became involved to try and help get the right sound for the movie. "I was playing some stuff on set that Moby had done. As we were shooting, I had Moby send me some stuff that I should listen to. It was definitely an inspiration through the process," he said.
"He was really generous, he made an amazing gesture. He's a very open and generous guy, and he basically opened his library for me," Bond continued. "A bunch of stuff, sketches and things he had done over the years, and he tried some stuff as we were shooting. It was an incredible experience. I would be shooting through the day and at night and I would come back home and in my inbox I would find three tracks from Moby. It was quite extraordinary."
All told, it sounds like everything worked out well for his first feature, and Bond is certainly excited to finally get it out there. "The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman" doesn't yet have distribution lined up yet. The film will premiere on Monday, January 21st.