Projects & News
Touchdown Israel! premiered in July at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival! Known as the ‘Sundance of jewish film festivals’, it’s the largest of it’s kind in the world. Kudos to director Paul Hirschberger and the rest of the TDI team! The score is an energetic, eclectic mix, just like the film’s namesake country.
Had a blast composing for this year’s Independent Film Festival of Boston’s TV spot and screening opener. It’s the only time I’ve ever heard applause after a festival opener! (Those “Welcome, here are our sponsors, no tweeting” bits that play before each screening.) Excellent working with Larry Andersen of Spot Editorial, the IFFB staff and other contributors on this.
Co-composer Dane Walker and I recently finished the score to “Aim Point Shoot”, a new independent film from director Steven Cook. APS is a black and white neo-noir black-comedy about a single father recently released from prison, trying to create the best life possible for himself and his daughter the only way he knows how. Here is a sampling of a few tracks on SoundCloud. A CD is in the works for release later this year as well!
Check out this cue I contributed to the score for PBS American Experience’s “The War of the Worlds”, about Orson Welles’ infamous 1938 Halloween broadcast that caused thousands of listeners to plunge into panic, convinced that America was under a deadly Martian attack! The premiere of the film coincided with the broadcast’s 75th Anniversary.
Working on “The Way Home: Tibetans in Exile”, a feature-length documentary from
director Marilyn Pennell celebrating three generations of Tibetan women living in exile, as they confront the passing of the last generation that lived in and escaped from Tibet. The film includes footage of TIPA, the Tibetan Performing Arts organization founded by the Dali Lama in Dharamsala only 14 months after fleeing Tibet, in order to preserve the country’s cultural and religious values.
The two-hour feature for American Experience, Henry Ford, premiered on PBS stations this past year. I had the good fortune to contribute some additional music and orchestrations to the Kusiak Music score. The excellent documentary covers the evolution of early-20th century America as well as the life of it’s controversial first industrialist.
Check out the latest trailer for Lantana Games’ Children of Liberty. Children takes place in colonial America on the eve of the American Revolution. Like everything else about the game, from the story, to the excellent backgrounds and animations by the creative team, an emphasis on historical authenticity and are the driving factors behind the sound and score.
25 Hill, a film from writer/director/actor Corbin Bernsen (LA Law) celebrating the Soap Box Derby, premiered on the Inspiration network on July 22nd and has been released on DVD. Many thanks to Lee Strauss for having me help out with the score.