Pierce Brosnan film

Pierce Brosnan stars in The King’s Daughter, a new film scored by composer Grant Kirkhope. It is based on the historical/sci-fi novel The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre, and Brosnan plays King Louis XIV. The film will be released later this year by Paramount. I orchestrated for Grant with the extraordinary Penka Kouneva.

Recording the score for Gosnell

I was the orchestrator, music copyist, and conductor during the recording sessions for the film Gosnell: America’s Biggest Serial Killer. I worked with composer Boris Zelkin, and we had the good fortune to work with a fantastic union orchestra in Oklahoma City at Castle Row Studios. The score was almost entirely orchestral, and there are many more recording session photos …

Nina film released

A film titled Nina about the legendary musician Nina Simone was released today. I orchestrated the film score with composer Ruy Folguera, and we recorded the score in Prague. The film was written and directed by Cynthia Mort and stars Zoe Saldana.

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Nina Simone biopic

Today we finished recording the film score for Nina, a biopic about the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone. We recorded the orchestra in Prague and the rest of the musicians in Los Angeles, and the film will be released in March 2016. The film stars Zoe Saldana and is directed by Cynthia Mort. The film composer is …

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The Last Witch Hunter

Vin Diesel stars in The Last Witch Hunter, an epic Halloween fantasy adventure which was released today. I did additional orchestrations for the film under Penka Kouneva (lead orchestrator) and Steve Jablonsky (film composer).

Scoring a film for Robert Rollins

I am beginning my sixth film score for director Robert Rollins for a film titled “Fortunes Fools.” I have been Robert’s composer for 7 years now, and it’s more fun to work with him every time. It’s truly a pleasure to have such a long standing creative partnership. The film will be released late in 2015.

Ben Hur show an epic success

I have been working with composer Stewart Copeland for the last year on a cinematic show called Ben Hur In Concert. The show is a 70 piece orchestra playing with Stewart as percussion soloist, all in sync to the 1925 silent version of Ben Hur which is being projected behind them. We just had a sold out premiere at the …

Sony’s “Misfits” film recording

We completed the recording sessions for a new Sony film titled “Misfits” today. I was one of the orchestrators on the film supporting film composer Fil Eisler with Penka Kouneva. The movie will be released in 2015.  

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Dreamworks film “The Need For Speed”

The Dreamworks film “The Need For Speed”, based on the extremely popular video game series, was released worldwide Friday in standard and 3D theaters. It had a fantastic opening weekend. I was one of the orchestrators with Penka Kouneva for film composer Nathan Furst. We recorded it here in Los Angeles at Sony studios, which is one of the best …