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Vicente Fernandez film release

My latest movie opens this Friday in West Hollywood in a soft release that will begin at the Laemmle Theatres in LA and roll out to broader distribution after a few weeks.

The film is a family comedy called The Man Who Shook The Hand Of Vicente Fernandez, and it stars the late Ernest Borgnine. He was 94 during production and this film was his last in a celebrated career that spanned more than 6 decades. The film music was written by composer Ruy Folguera and orchestrated by myself. The movie was directed by Elia Petridis, and you can watch the trailer on the Indican Pictures website.

Motif Ensemble Holiday Concert

The Motif Ensemble is a vocal ensemble in Glendale directed by Mara Baygulova, and I will be accompanying them during their annual Christmas Concert Sunday December 2 at 3pm. It will be an hour of holiday songs from around the world, with a vocal ensemble of 6 and myself on the piano. It is at the Glendale Presbyterian church, a fantastic venue with wonderful acoustics. See the website for details.

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Brandi Roe “Tailspin”

Brandi Roe released her new album “Tailspin” today. The album is a folk/rock hybrid produced by Drew Allsbrook at The People’s Music studio. I arranged and played the Hammond organ for Brandi, and we recorded that here in my studio. It’s a great album with some very clever lyric writing, so check it out!

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More Bugbaby screenings

Bugbaby, a horror comedy for which I was the film composer, has been a Halloween favorite two years in a row. It has won multiple awards, played at more than 30 festivals, and continues to get more screenings.

It will screen at the Sacramento Horror Film Festival on Oct 14th and at the PollyGrind Underground Film Festival on Oct 20. You can see all the awards and festivals on my credits page.

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Home from South Pacific tour

I got good news upon arriving home yesterday from our amazing tour in the South Pacific. First, the album we were touring made it to #3 on the Billboard reggae charts while we were out. Second, Magic Hourglass (one of the many films I have scored for Robert Rollins) had a very successful screening at the West Coast Film Festival 5 days ago. Third, Hourglass will have another screening at the OC Film Fiesta some time next week. What a great welcome home!

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Ernest Borgnine’s last film

Ernest Borgnine’s last role in a career spanning 6 decades will be released in October by Indican Pictures. At 95 years old he still did a fantastic job as the lead in this film, and I’m proud to have orchestrated the film score. Titled “The Man Who Shook The Hand Of Vicente Fernandez”, the release will begin in Los Angeles and roll out to other cities from there.