WE DIE YOUNG – Erez Koskas

A drama set in a Latino neighbourhood in Washington D.C., We Die Young follows Lucas, a 14-year-old boy  who is caught up in gang life and is determined that his 10-year-old brother won’t follow him down the same road. An Afghanistan war veteran (played by Jean Claude Van Damme), recently moved into the area, comes to the aid of the two brothers and all must flee from the Latino street gang. We Die Young is notable for Van Damme’s portrayal of the war veteran who is rendered mute because of a throat injury he received as a soldier.

We Die Young is scored by US-based, Israeli-born composer Erez Koskas who has written a taught score that has a heavy emphasis on drums and percussion. [Read more…]