Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Film and Food .. a great day!

I had a great time today with Nik Perleros, a director I worked with a couple of years ago. I scored his short film, Maria in the Kitchen. A really fun film, great acting, great script and of course great directing. He actually co directed this short with the screen writer, Laurel Minter.
Nik has such a great attitude about, basically, everything.  Just very positive and I like this. I think one has to keep it positive and upbeat in life.
Nik's is doing some creative work with actors and writers in LA. I checked out his new work when I got back to my studio and it's awesome.  He has directed 4 of the shorts in this series which is about Tweets.
This is really good stuff! I haven't watched all of them yet but so far my favorites are Walk of Shame and Pregnancy Test. Nik directed Walk of Shame. I think they will do well with this web series. Also interesting is that the composer, whose music I really enjoyed, also attended the same film scoring program that I did, the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program with Hummie Mann.
The trailer music on Youtube for #nitTWITS is from the Nutcracker Suite and it's perfect. love the editing to this music. 

Can't wait to see what else Nik does in his work.

We had a fabulous gourmet hamburger, the Lola Burger,  at Brave Horse Tavern one of the restaurants owned by Tom Douglas.
Brave Horse Tavern

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Three Actresses Walk Into A Bathroom screens in Seattle this Friday, May 4, 2012 @ STIFF
Seattle True Independent Film Festival
The award winning short directed by Jade Justad screens with the shorts program at STIFF.
My original score won a Gold Medal award at the 2011 Park City Film Music Festival and here is the opening theme!

Music for Script Reading: While Thunder Sleeps

This is a new work I composed for a script reading of a new screenplay by Laurel Minter. WHILE THUNDER SLEEPS is a sci fi thriller based in a Navajo Reservation in the Arizona desert.

"When she is accused of murdering her mentor, a veterinary doctor is forced to escape into the Arizona desert.  The only one willing to help her is a young Navajo Indian and together, they uncover a lethal game of genocide that leads them all the way to the Whitehouse".

 The script reading took place on April 30, 2012 and was performed by 11 actors from Seattle. There were visuals of the Arizona landscape and desert and my music played at different intervals during the reading. This was an awesome experience and I loved creating this work. I recorded all of the music live, playing the instruments myself A Navajo flute, a drum from from Zimbabwe ( that's what I had available), a bean pod shaker for the rattlesnake sound and then I did add one digital instrument which was a drum.