Film Scores have always sparked my imagination and left indelible marks on my impression of the movies they accompany. I grew up humming the themes of Williams and Silvestri - I was inspired by how the scores made me feel.
When I approach a score, I want to find the excitement and drama of the scene, while also aiming to make the music something that can stand on it's own. The music needs to tell a story too - not a commentary on the film - but a voice.
Most importantly, I want my score to be fun. I want people to hear my score and have it take them back to that moment in the film and that feeling from it like when you're young and everything feels bright and intense.
Feature Film - Contemporary Score
Tenured is a feature dark comedy directed by Chris Modoono and written by Modoono and Gil Zabarsky (who stars in the film). It had it's world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015.
Tenured Stars Gil Zabarsky, Kate Flannery (The Office), Emily Wilson (General Hospital), Mim Drew and Marc Evan Jackson (Parks and Recreation & Brooklyn Nine-Nine). Directed by Chris Modoono. Distributed by Netflix.
Feature Film - Folk/Americana Score
Chuck’s senior year isn’t going well. His mom is dating his teacher. His true love, Melissa, doesn’t know he exists. And his plan to win Melissa over by befriending her sister, Mary, just got complicated by a video that’s the talk of the school.
Loserville stars Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire), Matt McGorry (Orange is the New Black, How to Get Away with Murder), Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos), Darby Stanchfield (Scandal) and Natalie Hall (ll my Children, Pretty Little Liars). Directed by Lovell Holder. Distributed by MarsVista.
Gubtboy, A Badtime Story
Feature Film - Orchestral Score
A flayed man teams up with a vengeful mermaid to prank the corrupt forces of law, order and the free market... to death.
Produced by Gabriel Grant.
Written and Directed by Nick Grant
DP and Edited by Sean Hardaway
Music by Cormac Bluestone
This strange movie starring primarily puppets is definitely one of the weirdest films, if not the weirdest you'll ever see. Fun songs, a twisted story and a team of Brooklyn puppeteers come together to create this truly unique feature film. Follow Gutboy on Facbook here.
The Untitled Gorilla Project
A day where everything goes wrong on the set of TV commercial, and the lengths the crew must go through to get it 'in the can.
Produced by Acorn Pictures
Directed by Odin Ozdil
The Untitled Gorilla Project was a fun score to put together. I worked with a director who gave me free rein and an editor who picked terrific temp music. We wanted an upbeat score that sounded hip and cool - something that would fun to listen to and embody the ups and down of a Hollywood film crew.
Various Short Films Scores