Former Athens musician Heather McIntosh, who was selected for a Sundance Institute Film Composers fellowship in 2013, was in Utah this weekend attending the Sundance Film Festival premiere of Z for Zachariah, which she scored. The post-apocalyptic science fiction film – which stars Chris Pine, Margot Robbie and Chiwetel Ejiofor – was directed by Georgia native Craig Zobel, whose 2012 film Compliance was also scored by McIntosh. Z for Zachariah premiered Jan. 24th at Sundance to largely positive reviews.
Along with her film score work, McIntosh has helmed her own group called The Instruments, and has played cello for numerous Athens acts including Japancakes, Elf Power and Circulatory System. She’s toured with Gnarls Barkley (on bass) and Lil Wayne (bass and cello), among others, and has contributed to studio recordings by Norah Jones, Animal Collective, Bear in Heaven and loads of other acts, both local and national. Most recently, she can be heard on Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, the latest LP from Scottish act Belle and Sebastian.