The High Cost of Living tells the story of Nathalie (played by Isabelle Blais). Nathalie is a young, pregnant woman whose world falls apart when she loses her child in a hit and run accident. As her life unravels, she finds an unlikely protector in Henry (played by Zach Braff), a down and out guardian angel who has followed her misfortune. But Henry is not all he seems, and as she struggles to come to terms with her tragedy, Nathalie discovers that she has fallen in love with the man who ran her over...
The High Cost of Living was filmed in Montreal and is written / directed by Deborah Chow and produced by Kim Berlin and Susan Schneir.
Canadian composer Normand Corbeil recently won the Genie award (the Canadian equivalent of the Oscars) for Best Original Score for Master Key which was also recorded with LMO.
Normand's score for The High Cost of Living involved a double string quartet (2 first violins, 2 seconds, 2 violas and 2 celli) and he later added piano solos to the string score. LMO was led by David Juritz. The session took place at Abbey Road studio 3 and Jonathan Allen was the engineer/producer with Normand Corbeil.
The High Cost of Living was released by Film Option International on November 1, 2010.