I appear in the Netflix movie "In the Shadow of the Moon" in a small but dramatic role as a concert pianist.

The film is a genre-bending sci-fi/time travel/crime thriller set in Philadelphia.

My character appears during the gripping opening sequence of the film, in which the work routines of several ordinary people (a bus driver on her route, a short-order cook at the grill, and a concert pianist in mid-recital) are established and then take a turn for the worse.

About the Piano Piece...

Since the movie's release, several people have been asking about the piece that I am playing in the scene. It is entitled Nocturne, and was written for the film by composer Jeff Grace.

Mimicking the poetic and melancholy style of Frédéric Chopin – Jeff referred to it as "faux-pin" –the piece underscores the whole sequence as a haunting counterpoint to the slowly unfolding drama.

Since the recording is part of the film's score, it currently may only be heard in the movie.

A Side Note...

Though the movie is set in Philadelphia, it was shot in Toronto and surrounding areas. Locals watching the film might be able to recognize some of the locations: TTC's Lower Bay station, Chinatown near Dundas/Spadina, the St. James Town neighbourhood, Bluffer's Park, and (of course) Koerner Hall!


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