Interview by Paul Salfen
About the film:
Set in the early 1950s, “Lessons in Chemistry” follows Elizabeth Zott (played by Brie Larson), whose dream of being a scientist is put on hold in a patriarchal society. When Elizabeth finds herself fired from her lab, she accepts a job as a host on a TV cooking show, and sets out to teach a nation of overlooked housewives — and the men who are suddenly listening — a lot more than recipes.
Carlos Rafael Rivera is a Grammy and two-time Emmy winning composer, whose career has spanned several genres of the music industry. Having scored one of the most viewed Netflix Limited Series of all time, “The Queen’s Gambit,” starring Anya Taylor-Joy, and helmed by writer/director Scott Frank, Carlos received his second Primetime Emmy award, his first Grammy and additionally received the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL), as well as the BMI Film TV & Visual Media Award, the Hollywood Music in Media (HMMA), and two International Film Critics Association (IFMCA) Awards.
His work for Film and TV includes scores for Netflix’s “Godless,” for which he received a Primetime Emmy, Universal Pictures’ “A Walk Among The Tombstones,” starring Liam Neeson, the PEABODY and Emmy Award winning hit TV show “Hacks” for HBO Max, for which he received the World Soundtrack Award (WSA) and the BMI Film TV & Visual Media Award, as well as “Just Beyond” for Disney+, and “La Reina Del Sur 3” for Telemundo. His most recent work is on Apple TV+ series “Lessons in Chemistry.”