Tegan and Sara’s Sara Quin to Compose First Film Score for Clea Duvall’s ‘The Intervention’

Duvall’s directorial debut stars Melanie Lynskey, Cobie Smulders, Natasha Lyonne and Alia Shawkat.

Sara Quin of pop duo Tegan and Sara has composed her first film score for Clea Duvall‘s directorial debut “The Intervention,” which will premiere in competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, it was announced Thursday.

Quin’s 17-year writing career has focused on output for her celebrated band Tegan and Sara, which has sold more than 1 million albums, earning 5 gold album certifications and 2 platinum certifications in their home country of Canada. They are 3-time Juno Award winners and Grammy nominees, and next year will also mark the release of their 8th studio album on Warner Bros. Records.

“It was an incredibly exciting opportunity to score Clea Duvall‘s excellent film. The greatest challenge for me was ensuring I wasn’t diminishing the impact of the clever and heartfelt dialogue spoken throughout,” said Quin. “I enjoyed trying to marry my own pop aesthetic to a more organic instrumentation that felt appropriate to the film, and I learned a lot about subtraction and ‘less is more.’”

In “The Intervention,” a weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage. The film’s cast includes Melanie Lynskey, Cobie Smulders, Clea Duvall, Natasha Lyonne, Vincent Piazza, Jason Ritter, Ben Schwartz and Alia Shawkat.