About The Music
Leigh Wryn stars as “Emma Wilder”
The cast of The Last Mimzy were not the only “stars” involved in the film’s production. The original music featured in the film was composed by an all-star team that included legendary Pink Floyd singer Roger Waters and Oscar and Grammy-winning composer Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings trilogy).
With more than 100 film and television scores to his credit, Shore is one of the leading composers working today. In addition to his work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy whose soundtrack has sold more than six million copies worldwide, Shore has scored such remarkable films as The Departed, A History of Violence, The Aviator, Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia and The Fly.
Waters recorded the original song “Hello (I Love You),” specifically for the film, marking only the second time the rock icon has ever recorded an original song for a motion picture, while Shore composed the film’s score. Waters collaborated with Shore and Grammy Award-winning Pink Floyd producer James Guthrie (The Wall) to record the song, which also features a team of leading musicians including drummer Steve Gadd (Eric Clapton, Paul Simon), guitarist Gerry Leonard (music director/guitarist for David Bowie), and Waters on bass and vocals. The Last Mimzy’s 6-year-old star Rhiannon Leigh Wrynn also appears on the track, singing along with Waters on the song’s chorus.
“It was great collaborating with Bob Shaye and Howard Shore on this film,” says Waters. “I think together we’ve come up with a song that captures the themes of the movie, the clash between humanity’s best and worst instincts, and how a child’s innocence wins the day.”
Based on the acclaimed sci-fi short story by Lewis Padgett,
The Last Mimzy tells the story of two children who discover
a mysterious box that contains some strange devices they
think are toys. As the children play with these “toys,” they
begin to display higher and higher intelligence levels. Their teacher reports
to their parents that they seem to be growing beyond genius. Their parents, too,
realize something extraordinary is happening. Emma, the younger of the two, tells
her confused mother that one of the toys, a stuffed toy rabbit, is apparently
called Mimzy and that “she teaches me things.”