My film score for Maytal Gilboa’s film Tommy And Lucy is finished. The main character is a small lost child, so we used a fairly small orchestra for the score. I mixed and mastered the music in my Torrance studio. Maytal is the manager and producer of Emet Entertainment, which focuses in part on empowering female creators and storytellers in comics.
Iris Ichishita’s film Homeless Karaoke was shown today at the annual Evening of Arts & Entertainment. I composed the score as part of the PBS International Documentary Challenge, and it was initially premiered both on PBS and in the Hot Docs festival in Toronto. Iris is a contributor to many web videos and series by Good Magazine.
Blue Shield Of California has chosen my music for their new television advertising campaign. The music will be used indefinitely for all of their TV ads statewide. There were about thirty composers bidding for this job, so I’m happy (and probably lucky) to get it.
I just finished composing the score for Christopher Sepulveda’s film Anyone Anywhere. The film is a somber look at the power each one of us has over those around us, and the ways that power can sometimes be abused. I composed a score for the film which is somber and subtle.
Shana Furlow’s film “The White Rose” was filmed over the weekend here in Los Angeles on the Universal Studios backlot. I will be scoring the film, so I brought my manuscript paper along and began writing the film’s music while on set. Composers don’t often have the opportunity to be involved in a film production so early in the process, and I’m grateful for the chance to sink into the story.
Gwen O’Donnell directed a feature film titled The Funk Parlor centered around a family business in a funeral home. The film is scored by Jonathan Wareham, and I licensed some additional music for a couple of scenes. The production team at Funky Films is hoping for a theatrical release in early 2007.
I just finished the International Documentary Challenge, a timed film making competition. I was the composer for Iris Ichishita’s film Homeless Karaoke, a documentary about a very unique program for the homeless on skid row in Los Angeles. All of the percussion for the film score was made with junk percussion that could conceivably be found on the streets, lending a unique and authentic texture to the score. The film will be premiered both on PBS and in the Hot Docs festival in Toronto. Iris is a contributor to many web videos and series by Good Magazine.