Today was a screening of Robert Rollins’ recently completed film “Long After Midnight”, for which I was the film composer. It was received well, and will ultimately be part of a larger package called Dream Country.
Gwen O’Donnell’s film The Funk Parlor played today at the Breckenridge Festival of Film in Colorado. I composed additional music for the film, but I didn’t make it up to Colorado for the festival.
Director Jake Kennedy had a screening of his horror film Penance today in a theatre at the LA Film School . I composed additional music for a murder and abduction scene. Believe it or not, it was possibly the least horrible scene in the film. Jake doesn’t mess around. The majority of the film score was composed by Ryan Dodson.
For those of us living on the coasts, the Wisconsin Film Festival is surprisingly large and active. A film I scored titled The Razor, directed by Ryosuke Kawanaka, plays there today as part of the 220 films they will screen over the next 4 days. The film score was written using a small jazz ensemble and a string orchestra.
Ryosuke Kawanaka’s film “The Razor” was screened today at the LA Shorts Festival. This is my second screening this year at the LA Shorts Festival. I wrote this film score in an old jazz style reminiscent of Louis Armstrong playing Summertime. Fellow composer Kyle Newmaster played trumpet for me on the score.
We had a preliminary screening of Rebecca Doppelt’s documentary Take A Bow in Chicago today at Colombia College. The film was a success and it is very close to finished. Although it was not intended to be the focal point, my film score got lots of attention from the audience.