Incredibly happy to announce the first trailer for THE CHAPERONE, starring Elizabeth McGovern and Haley Lu Richardson. I had the unique pleasure and task of composing the original 1920s songs for this film. Lots of ragtime, vaudeville, big bands… Tremendous Fun! I worked with Elizabeth McGovern, producer Victoria Hill and music supervisor Andy Ross for Michael Engler’s beautifully directed film. Look for it in international release soon, on the BBC, and on PBS as a Masterpiece Film release.
We just received our first review of TALE OF TWO SISTERS and its great! Steve Barton at Brainwaves has reviewed it- link included below. Also very pleased to receive a shoutout re: my score, particularly right after Traci Lords fantastic performance. Cemetery Tales Presents: A Tale of Two Sisters (Movie Review) by Steve Barton, Sept 27, 2018 Starring Traci Lords, Bruce Davison, Michael Broderick, Ros Gentle, Monte Markham Directed by Chris Roe Movies and television. We obsessively engage in these media because they allow us a few moments to escape. To take part in an illusion of sorts as a means to distract us from the perils of reality. Our love affair with motion pictures began decades ago, and some of the earliest TV programs depicting thought-provoking genre-related content remain some of the very best examples of storytelling. Rod Serling’s “The Twilight Zone” will always have a home in many fans’ hearts as its storytelling and technique are every bit as powerful as they were when it premiered back in 1959. It’s cliche to say, “They just don’t make them like they used to,” but they just don’t… or do they? When it comes to Chris Roe’s directorial debut, Cemetery[…]
I had the pleasure of working with Chris Roe years ago on my first feature THE EMPLOYER. A man of real style and substance, I was always impressed by him and his vision. So when he approached me to score Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters, and I jumped at the opportunity. Black and white, with a retro feel of the late 1940s inspired by Sunset Blvd, Hitchcock and classic Bernard Hermann film scores, this was a rare chance to stretch my wings and compose something hauntingly beautiful. We recorded a number of live players over two days of sessions, and will be posting a preview of the original score SOON. The pilot premieres at the Stiges Film Festival this Fall. Look for it on television soon…… Chris Roe (Bereave, The Employer), Writer/Director, Exec Producer. Matt O’Neill, producer Starring Traci Lords (Excision, Blade), Bruce Davison ( Xmen, The Fosters), Michael Broderick (American Crime Story, NCIS), Ros Gentle (American Crime Story) Set in 1949, a Hollywood star mourns the loss of her beloved sister on the one year anniversary of her death. When the truth of her murder is revealed, a surprise visitor returns. Time is running out. Will justice be served? Tick tock tick tock…
After a successful first run on the SYFY network here in the United States, my latest series SUPERSTITION is now on NETFLIX in over 180 countries worldwide! The series centers on the Hastings family, owners of the only funeral home in the mysterious town of La Rochelle, Georgia. The family also acts as the keepers of the town’s dark secrets and history. Known for its haunted houses, elevated graveyards, odd townsfolk and rich history of unusual phenomena, the town is also a “landing patch” for the world’s darkest manifestations of fear, guided into the world by an ancient, mysterious malefactor. Starring Mario Van Peebles, Brad James, Robinne Lee, W Earl Brown, Demetria McKenny
Check out the premiere of the SUPERSTITION, the new series I scored! This FRIDAY, OCT 20th at 10pm on SYFY! Starring Mario Van Peebles, Brad James, Robinne Lee, W Earl Brown, Demetria McKenny
STRING SESSION, MARCH 2017 I recently had the opportunity to record here at my studio for a number of upcoming projects. While I can’t go into detail (yet) on the projects, I thought it would be fun to show you some pictures of our space here in Los Angeles, and a bit of the process. I was recording live strings for two projects. Here’s a view of the scoring stage from our control booth just prior to recording: My contractor, Nicole Garcia, brought in some amazing players. We started on the first musical cues with a string quintet comprised of 2 Violins, 2 Violas and a Cellist: Adam Schmidt engineered and mixed the sessions. One of the most talented people I know and a guy whom I trust will always make my music sound great! Adam worked for years over at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions and has the experience in making musical cues sound beautiful and epic Here is a brief sample clip of some of the music I recorded:
Proud to announce that I recently scored RIDESHARE, an anthology episode for the greater series DARK/WEB. RIDESHARE was written & directed by Boman Modine, my good friend and talented director whom I’ve worked with before. The thriller anthology series is the work of visionary producers Michael Nardelli, Mario Miscione, and Tim Nardelli at Felt Films. The episode is an intensely scary and unsettling look into the future of technology run amok. I look forward to sharing more about the story and characters when we get closer to air dates……