The short film Blue Monday is a dark drama about a father who is in a negative spiral of guilt and shame after the death of his son. The composer Nikolai Clavier has tried to take the audience into its inner world of pain, with a somber score, inspired by Nordic Noir. The repeated leitmotif refers to his inability to detach from his emotions. The music composed for Blue Monday is not afraid, original and atmospheric. The score makes tangible what the main characters, and especially the father, all experience, such as sadness, mourning and anger. The music contributes to the image and the larger story being told. All in all an intense one soundtrack to a haunting film.
Nikolaï won the New Talent Award during the BMIM Awards 2021 for his composition in Blue Monday.