The directorial debut of seasoned cinematographer Ericson Core, Invincible features Mark Wahlberg (Four Brothers, The Italian Job) as Vince Papale, a down-on-his-luck Philadelphia Eagles fan who tries out for a spot on his favorite football team. Having just lost his wife and his job as a teacher, Vince figures he has nothing to lose and goes to an open tryout, and against all odds, makes the team! This inspirational film is based on a true story, and also stars Greg Kinnear as legendary Eagles coach Dick Vermeil – the man who gives Vince the chance to make his dream a reality.
Mark says “What’s interesting about this film is that it is not your usual sports movie – it is much more intimate and true to life. Vince starts from rock bottom to turn his life completely around, and you really root for this guy, not because he’s an athlete, but because he refuses to let tough times keep him from taking a shot at something great.”
Mark created a truly diverse score for this film, ranging from a 100-piece orchestra to a solo guitar. To create a unique sound, Mark decided to use guitar prominently throughout the score, and many of the cues rely heavily on intricately layered guitar parts that weave together a whole spectrum of different guitar sounds – both acoustic and electric.