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Music of The Long Island Project
Several individuals contributed to the music of The Long Island Project.
For the most part, the primary score was created by Enrico Cacace, according to a list of moods and ideas that Eric needed to achieve. A notable piece is the cue that introduces the film's main antagonist, Senator Charles Deakins (expertly played by John Tully). In a jarring tonal shift, the film hard-cuts to shots of Washington, DC as high-energy percussion begins to reverberate... there's an intensity. Eric directed Enrico to '... introduce the Senator with the drums of war... make it tribal" - and that's how the war drums became a part of the film. You can hear it in this clip from the film.
The rock 'n' roll style "Conrad Moynihan Theme" was created by Joseph Blazej as standalone stock music.
The music that introduces the climactic action of the film was created by Branden Geistert.
Branden created the piece of music for himself, but after Eric heard it, he decided to option it, as it would be perfect to transition the mood of the film from satirical drama to suspense/thriller. Branden also created the "Moynihan News Theme", "Daybreak New York Lead-In", and "Political Mysteries" (a theme reminiscent of Unsolved Mysteries, as it was originally for a scene that parodied the old TV series, but was ultimately cut).
"Political Mysteries" can be heard at the latter half of the end credits, and in a scene where Conrad Moynihan orchestrates a car wreck on the BQE, in an effort to generate a news story.
Visual Effects of The Long Island Project
There are several digital visual effects in the film.
This was the first movie Eric commissioned visual effects for, and he'd go without VFX for many years, until the restoration of his 2002 short film Hero for a Day, and his 2021 feature film, Fractals.
This is the only movie Eric has done that has visual effects. The first is a shot of a bank in Syosset, New York. For this, Eric and Frank paid a freelance artist to change the bank signage to match the surname of one of the characters: Tramain. This supports the backstory that one of the characters owns a credit union.
There are also several shots of the PanAm/MetLife building on Park Avenue. For all day and night shots of this building, the name of the building was changed to MOYNIHAN.
The final visual effect shot was a CGI created "orbital view" of Long Island, New York. This shot appears at the very end of the film.