Scoring a film as emotionally wrought as "The Impossible" is no easy task. Just ask Fernando Velazquez, the composer behind the film who previously worked with director Juan Antonio Bayona on his first feature "The Orphanage."
Not only did the composer have to contend with a real-life tragedy that killed hundreds of thousands of people, but he was given the opportunity to receive input on his music from Maria Belon, the real woman upon whose story the film is based.
Belon visited Abbey Road studios when Velazquez and his musicians were recording the most important cues of the film and shared her story with them.
"It was beautiful how she summarized simply with some words what the music means in the film: We are telling the story that cannot be told with words," Velazquez said. "We realized how important music can be in a movie...."