SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Matt Vucic: I am a film composer and songwriter living in the United States. I started playing the drums at a very young age and grew up playing in rock, fusión, jazz, and country bands. I eventually got into songwriting which lead me to scoring films.
SKSM: How did you become involved with Uncle Otto’s truck?
Matt Vucic: I was introduced to Dan (director) by a mutual friend and filmmaker. I read the script and really liked the visión Dan had for the film. Im also a huge Stephen King fan so I jumped at the chance to get involved.
SKSM: How did you get started as a composer and what do you do on production?
Matt Vucic: Although I’ve always loved film scores and grew up listening to them I never really saw myself as a composer. That all changed when a good friend of mine asked me to score a film he was working on about 6 years ago. Ever since then I have been hooked. I consider myself a storyteller so writing music for film is a great fit for me.
SKSM: How did you get started to wrote the Soundtrack for Uncle Otto’s truck?
Matt Vucic: Working on Uncle Otto’s Truck was a unique experience in that I didn’t score to picture. I did see a rough cut of the film so I was able to get a good feel for Dan’s visión. But he was still in the editing phase of post-production so we decided that I would write a few cues and he would edit them into the picture as he saw fit. I probably spent the most time on the opening cue as that set the tone for the film.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when you made the music that you would like to tell me about?
Matt Vucic: Well I won’t give it away for those who havn’t seen the film. But there was a scare moment in the film that made me jump out of my seat when I was watching the first edit.
SKSM: After Uncle Otto’s truck did you write more music? If so what?
Matt Vucic: Yes. While I was working on Uncle Otto’s Truck I was also scoring another horror film called Psyscho Path. You can listen to the soundtrack here. https://mattvucic.hearnow.com/
SKSM: What are you working nowadays?
Matt Vucic: Right now I have two different suites of music I hope to reléase in the coming months. Also, there is a good chance I will be scoring a feature horror film this summer.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Matt Vucic: Absolutely. I have read and enjoyed so many Stephan King books. Most recently I read 11/22/63 and count it as a favorite. Amazing story!
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Matt Vucic: No surprises. I wear my heart on my sleeve.
SKSM: What advice would you give to those people who want to be musicians?
Matt Vucic: One thing comes to mind. Learn the business of music. Because it is a business.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything else you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Matt Vucic: It’s my pleasure. Thank you for giving me the opportunity. Streaming movies is fun. But don’t stop going to see movies in theaters. Nothing beats that experience!
SKSM: Do you like something to add?
Matt Vucic: Sure. If you are interested in keeping up with me and my work. Here are a few links. Say Hello!
Im also on Apple Music, Spotify and all other major music streaming services.